September 2005

EXPLAIN: Primer on Programming.

EXPLAIN: Primer on Programming.

Since so many GNU/Linux applications are distributed in source code format, perhaps a primer in programming is appropriate. Authors (sometimes referred to as vendors) write (almost) human readable code called ‘source code’. Source code is then compiled on a target … More »

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    HOWTO: Install *.deb *.rpm and Source Code Files.

    HOWTO: Install *.deb *.rpm and Source Code Files.

    In a very broad sense, GNU/Linux applications are distributed in two formats: source code and distribution-specific packages. See Primer on Programming post. The concept of distributing an application as source code seems foreign to many computer users, but it is … More »

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      Samsung SyncMaster Magic CX718T

      Samsung SyncMaster Magic CX718T

      This new SyncMaster Magic CX718T displays are foldable and twistable. Talk about convenience. Too bad a 21 inch display won’t fit into my sports bag. I’m still resorting to carrying about my wife’s Dell Axim X50 to show off my … More »

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        Another Babe picture from Tokyo Game Show 2005

        Another Babe picture from Tokyo Game Show 2005

        Another Babe picture from Tokyo Game Show 2005. This is the 3rd one we have from TechBabeAsia Catch more babes on our Blog as TechBabeAsia will be throwing it our way in the next few days… Enjoy the eye candy. … More »

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          Nintendog's Dog Fashion Show

          Nintendog’s Dog Fashion Show

          By John, Guest Blogger In conjunction with the launching of Nintendo DS Handheld’s new games – Nintendogs, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is going to point out the best in the Nintendog’s fashion show. Doggie: “woo… its blethering hot to wear these … More »

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            Kit Makes Motorcycle Fly

            Kit Makes Motorcycle Fly

            It’s the ultimate way to beat traffic jams. Just take off and fly over them. A new $19,800 product called the Flite Bike kit transforms a Honda Reflex scooter into a flying motorcycle. The kit includes a custom Flite Bike … More »

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              EXPLAIN: How is Gnome Pronounced?

              EXPLAIN: How is Gnome Pronounced?

              How is the Gnome Desktop Manager for GNU/Linux Pronounced? General concensus seems to feel that it is pronounced “Guh-Nome”. There are many Google hits for ‘How is Gnome Pronounced’ and most of them seem to agree. Google search. This is … More »

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                Nokia 7290 and my ideas

                Nokia 7290 and my ideas

                I have this great idea that will make the Nokia 7290 become remotely useful. Notice how these “72″ series phones are looking more and more like flash drives? I really must write this down quick for the effects of evening … More »

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                  DELL new HDTV W3201

                  DELL new HDTV W3201

                  Don’t hold your breath for this babies. They only come out in the next quarter of the year. Christmas might have then came and gone. Not that I’m complaining much. I love DELL. I’ve been using them since June 2004. … More »

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                    WhizBiz for Ladies to Pee

                    WhizBiz for Ladies to Pee

                    Ladies. This is the harden version of P-mate. No more buying disposable P-mates and throwing em after pee-ing them once. Hurray for Woman’s Liberation ! The Whizbiz, is likely to be be just as popular and interesting. It’s effectively the … More »

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                      HOWTO: Add a Directory to my Path Statement/Variable.

                      HOWTO: Add a Directory to my Path Statement/Variable.

                      When you type the name of an executable file, GNU/Linux searches for that executable in all the directories specified in the PATH environment variable. By default, your GNU/Linux distribution probably set up a default PATH variable during install. To see … More »

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                        EXPLAIN: What Does the K in KDE Stand for?

                        EXPLAIN: What Does the K in KDE Stand for?

                        Nothing. It used to stand for ‘Kool’ in the time honoured KDE tradition of taking words with the letter ‘c’ in them and replacing them with the letter ‘k’, but in 1996 ‘Kool’ was dropped. Now KDE just means ‘K … More »

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                          Origen: The Apocalypse

                          Origen: The Apocalypse

                          I could have posted this yesterday, but I figured I’d let the initial burst of irritation pass in the hopes of tapping into some more neutral, or positive feedback on the end of the countdown over at the Origen XBox … More »

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                            Nicholas Negroponte's $100.00 notebook computer

                            Nicholas Negroponte’s $100.00 notebook computer

                            This one I just had to post because it almost sent my tears rolling. Countries that have been left behind by the technology handicap will be able to catch up with the $100.00 laptop. Just to give you an idea … More »

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                              Raytheon Produces Custom Beechcraft 1900D

                              Raytheon Produces Custom Beechcraft 1900D

                              The Williams Group International received a new toy last week from Raytheon (aka Beechcraft). A shiny new customized Beechcraft 1900D. “We were delighted to be able to work with Williams in crafting UE-290 to meet his demanding specifications,” said Skip … More »

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                                EXPLANATION: What Does './' Mean in GNU/Linux?

                                EXPLANATION: What Does ‘./’ Mean in GNU/Linux?

                                In Windows or DOS the current directory is included in the path search. In GNU/Linux, it is not implicity included. For example, if you are in the directory C:\TEMP on a Windows machine, and the path is C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM and you … More »

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                                  EXPLAIN: What are GNU/Linux Runlevels?

                                  EXPLAIN: What are GNU/Linux Runlevels?

                                  When GNU/Linux starts, it doesn’t just power up and go. It actually runs through a series of runlevels until it gets to a user specified runlevel and then stops. The different runlevels are used to allow services to start and … More »

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                                    Longhorn "Reset" was a "train wreck" says Thurrott

                                    Longhorn “Reset” was a “train wreck” says Thurrott

                                    Last week’s Wall Street Journal article continues to resonate around the blogosphere. Now Paul Thurrott reporting for WinInfo, calls the Longhorn Reset “a train wreck”. This refers to the events of July last year when Windows chief Jim Allchin approached … More »

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                                      Sky IM-8500L Korean Cell Phone

                                      Sky IM-8500L Korean Cell Phone

                                      By John, Guest Blogger Nice sliding design. The Sky IM-8500L Mobile Phone is certainly a must have buy All-in-one cellphone that is equipped with high end features. But it may be just available in Korea only… This 2-megapixel cameraphone has … More »

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