Flash Player Version 10 for Linux

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Adobe has released the new version 10 of Flash Player. What’s notable is that the Linux version is out at the same time as the Windows version. Thanks VERY much to Adobe for making this happen. Linux users missed out on version 8 of Flash player entirely and version 9 was about 6 months later [...]

Do it yourself Macro Photo studio

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

I don’t know where to file this, but it was interesting to me…. this how-to walks you through a cheap way to make good closeup photos… Basically they have you construct a light tent from a card board box (cut large openings in the sides and use white tracing paper to diffuse the light and [...]

The CD is dead….

Friday, October 27th, 2006

I’m tempted to say “long live the cd…”, but… EMI’s CEO has declared that the CD is dead. He does point out that you’re not likely to give your Aunt an iTunes download, so “dead” just means “in decline” in this parlance. However, I can’t help but laugh to myself of the notion that I [...]

Flash Player 9 for Linux

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Now… available in Beta form… The Linux version of the Flash player has been stuck at 7 for some time, while many sites require flash 8 for video/etc… (The page to find the beta download is here.)    Send article as PDF   

Flashing bios pain in the neck….

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

One of the “project machines” I’ve had that’s been retired from other service was to become a “storage server” this week. The twin 250GB drives had arrived and I was ready to setup a RAID1 array (mirroring essentially…) in software and use Ubuntu 6.06 as the base operating system. I had already wiped the other [...]

Flashplayer 9 on linux

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Macromedia Flash player 9 running on linux? Impossible? No… many things that seem impossible, well… aren’t This morning there’s a good writeup at how-to-forge about installing flash player 9 on linux. It involves wine and the how-to is specific to Ubuntu. However, the first two steps (sudo apt-get install wine and sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts) [...]

The pendulum swings… looking at Audio hardware

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

I’m such a sucker for technology sometimes…. I’m into too many things it seems. I do computer repair which can keep things fairly busy, I keep up with this and a slew of other websites which is another job in itself. (Not to mention the genealogy hobby (or addiction/affliction?)) We’re fairly involved at Church… and [...]

Sony Handycam DCR-DVD405

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Well, the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD405 that I ordered from Amazon has arrived today (ordered the 5th of July, arrived the 11th with the “slow boat” free shipping option.) I’ve had it long enough to charge batteries, set time and do a few still pictures and a few short video clips. So, these will be my [...]

Another problem with one of the Microsoft Patches…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

Last month, April, the Microsoft patch cycle had one problem patch that broke certain explorer extensions (most notable some HP software…) This time around it looks like the Flash patch that they distributed has given a few people fits. For starters, yes it’s odd for Microsoft to distribute a patch for a 3rd party product. [...]

Improving KDE start time

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

One of the things about running KDE in linux is it can be a big resource grabber and be slow starting. By contrast “light” window managers can be up and running in a relative flash (xfce). OSnews has a story on SUSE/Novell KDe developers that have managed to get down to 4-5 second start time [...]

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