Dienstag, 29. März 2011

Trying Ubuntu

Last week, I installed Ubuntu 10.10. This wasn't the first time I tried Ubuntu but the first time I gave it a real and fair try.
The first time I tried it was in 2008, when I got a new Laptop. Three hours later I uninstalled it because I coudln't get to work the wifi card of my laptop.

Now with 10.10 everything works just fine and after a couple of days of trying it out, I'll decided to switch from W7 to Ubuntu for good.
I set up dual boot, because I want to play some games and need some programs that only exist for windows, but for five days now, I haven't booted into Windows.

After setting everything up, trying everything what's there, clickin on every menu and my first time in the terminal (only experience with this is DOS prompt), I realized it's really awesome and that I gave up way too early the other times I tried it.



What OS are you using?

Donnerstag, 24. März 2011

Lightning fast OS, anyone?

How about a 4.9mb ISO for an OS that boots in just a couple of seconds for your netbook? Sure it doesn't look very fancy nor is it anything for big video editing sessions, but I don't think it's made for that. For webbrowsing, word processing and emails it's enough, I guess. If I had a netbook, I'd give it a try.
Nice and clean, lightning fast 
Reminds me of 3.11...

It's currently on version 0.7.7.0 and there is a possiblity to download the ISO for a Live-CD (and of course Live-Usb) and for a floppy (diskette! I haven't had a drive since 2004 or so).
Link

Dienstag, 22. März 2011

0AD Community Game

Anyone wants to contribute to a pretty good looking PC game? Have a look at this
It's an open source game in development and I think it really gots potential!


So if you always wanted to take part in a game development and if you know C++ or JavaScript, then this is your chance!
Or at least, spread the word and help getting this game done some day. I'm looking forward to it

Link

Montag, 21. März 2011

New week, early spring!

The weather was awesome today! I had about 15°C here, what about you?

Vienna was great, but the weather was shit ... raining all day on Friday, Saturday was freaking cold. But it's a cool city, really beautiful. And the trip was really cheap, only 30€ for travelling and 30€ for two nights in the hostel.




Not so cheap: alcohol and Mc Donald's...

Solution for the weekend riddle: The horse was going in circles

Freitag, 18. März 2011

Off for the weekend

No posts till monday, because I'm going to Vienna for the weekend.

A little riddle for you to pass the time:
A horse travels a certain distance every day. Two of its legs travel 40 miles a day and the other two legs travel almost 41 miles. The horse is completely normal, but it seems as two legs are one mile ahead at the end of each day. How is this possible?

Have a great weekend

Donnerstag, 17. März 2011

Gestural Interface with colored gloves

Remember Minority Report?

This guy invented a cheap system of a gestural interface with just a webcam and this colored, crazy looking gloves.
 


Wouldn't this be cool as a handsfree controller for videogames, too?
Reminds me of this awesome UI model I've seen on TED: Check this out

Minority Report is real.

Video on the page: Link

Dienstag, 15. März 2011

Windows Speech Recognition

Using WSR? Maybe you want to try out this addon. It improves the mouse mode by adding a grid for the screen that is big enough to get the mouse arrow where you want it to be with a single command, instead of successive commands like the standard WSR.
It also simplifies the text mode, you just have to say "A" instead of "Press A" now.
I'll give it a try when I have some time off and post a update.

Link: Voicefinger