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Java Applets: The Adventure Continues

Posted 12-30-2009 at 09:46 PM by CoderMan

Java applet programming is actually turning out to be a pretty good experience so far. I've already figured out the (very) basics of how to paint objects on the screen and how to handle mouse click events, and that pretty much covers the essence of all the future interface programming I am going to do for this work project. Except, I still need to figure out how to make GET/POST requests... If I find out that you can't do that in Java Applets I'm probably going to shoot myself.
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Marketing to home users.

Posted 12-30-2009 at 10:39 AM by rich_c

I've been wondering of late what can be done about stepping up the marketing of Linux to home users. Probably the only company that would have any interest in doing this is Canonical. The other big Linux players aim themselves more at corporate use and those large organisations that do supply Linux PCs to home users no doubt have pressure put on them to keep it low key from Microsoft.

There was the Linux Foundation video competition some time ago and Ken Starks' foray into radio advertising....
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Keeping Slackware Up-to-date...

Posted 12-30-2009 at 09:01 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 01-28-2010 at 07:08 AM by Lufbery

Starting from scratch, here's what I do:

Keeping the Stock Slackware Up-to-date
  1. Install a fresh Slackware from the iso.
  2. Use lftp with the mirror option to mirror the /slackware64-13.0/patches/packages/ directory from my favorite Slackware mirror:
    lftp -c "open ; mirror -e -n packages"
  3. READ THE CHANGELOG! This is inportant even when using Slackpkg. There's important information
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Dilbert: Pointy-Haired Boss Considers Open Source

Posted 12-27-2009 at 03:23 PM by CoderMan
Updated 12-27-2009 at 03:27 PM by CoderMan

Yeah, you guys all knew I was going to embed that one.
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Jingle Bells, Windows Smells

Posted 12-27-2009 at 01:05 AM by CoderMan

Jingle bells, Windows smells,
Bill Gates laid an egg
The code was closed, our freedom hosed,
Yet Linux saved the day!

Screaming loud and hard,
patents in his hand
Ballmer felt secure,
he thought he had us canned
But Tuxians all unite,
and Freedom wins the day
For FOSS is still alive,
and fighting all the way! HEY!

Jingle bells, Windows smells... [repeat]
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