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fring – Mobile VoIP application for cellular handsets

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

fring – Mobile VoIP application for cellular handsets

fring is a VOIP application for cell phones, which seems kinda weird, but makes sense because it works with skype, gtalk, and a couple of other things. I was mostly interested in this as a client for gtalk instant messaging, but the app not very good for this purpose. If you’re typing when an instant message comes in, what you’re typing gets erased, and it doesn’t make full use of the S60 predictive text (it won’t let you spell a word it doesn’t know yet, and you can’t see what mode you’re currently typing in, you just kinda figure it out as you go).

Vox Knowledge Base: Using Vox Mobile

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Vox Knowledge Base: Using Vox Mobile

I just got a new Nokia N75. It’s a nice upgrade from the previous 6682, but not all of the apps I was using on the old phone work with Series 60 v3 yet. In particular, zonetag does not work. Vox has a S60 app that is similar, but it’s not quite as good. It takes a few more steps to actually get pictures to the website (with zonetag you just take the pic and push the right softkey two times and you’re done) and the app seems to poop out without reason every once in a while.

EPEL – Fedora Project Wiki

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

EPEL – Fedora Project Wiki

EPEL is a volunteer-based community effort from the Fedora project to create a repository of high-quality add-on packages that complement the Fedora-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its compatible spinoffs like CentOS or Scientific Linux.

Enterprise Linux Log » AMD will deliver open graphics drivers

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Enterprise Linux Log » AMD will deliver open graphics drivers

It’s not clear to me whether AMD will be delivering actual code or just providing complete documentation. Either way, this is a welcome change from previous ATI policy.

Red Hat News | Liberation Fonts

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Red Hat News | Liberation Fonts

In the article I wrote for the On The Docket column in the March 2007 issue of Linux Magazine, I discussed various legal issues that are impeding the adoption of Linux on the desktop. One of those issues is the ubiquity of the proprietary Microsoft fonts – Times New Roman®, Arial® and Courier New®. Use of these proprietary fonts presents a barrier to truly open documents in that Microsoft will not license others to redistribute these fonts. In that same article, I also suggested that this problem was solvable by the development of a set of fonts that are the metric equivalents of the Microsoft fonts, i.e., the fonts assume the identical horizontal spacing as the Microsoft fonts such that, when substituted for the Microsoft fonts, a line of text is identically displayed. To date the Linux desktop has not had access to such metrically equivalent fonts under an open source license. Today, that changes.

Off-the-Record Messaging

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Off-the-Record Messaging

  • Encryption
    No one else can read your instant messages.
  • Authentication
    You are assured the correspondent is who you think it is.
  • Deniability
    The messages you send do not have digital signatures that are checkable by a third party. Anyone can forge messages after a conversation to make them look like they came from you. However, during a conversation, your correspondent is assured the messages he sees are authentic and unmodified.
  • Perfect forward secrecy
    If you lose control of your private keys, no previous conversation is compromised.

Atmel intros $69 AVR32 kit with full Linux support

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Atmel intros $69 AVR32 kit with full Linux support

The PCB contains two RJ-45 Ethernet terminals, a high-speed USB 2.0 mini-B (device) terminal, a slot for an SD memory card and an RS232 terminal port.

EPIA-ME6000 (Fanless)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

EPIA-ME6000 (Fanless)

I think I’m going to pick one of these mini-itx boards up to build a diskless mythTV frontend, booting over the network. The backend will probably be an old 900MHz Athlon with a dual-tuner Hauppauge WinTV-500 and a ton of disks.

Hello world!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

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