Friday, July 23, 2010

Pandora Software Status Update- a reminder of all the cool things to do!

EvilDragon has recently released a video providing an update on the software development side of the Pandora Console. It really shows how much you can accomplish on one of these things!

While on EvilDragon's YouTube Channel, I noticed a review for GamePark Holdings' new device, the Caanoo. Here is a review of that, as well.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

NEWLUG Presentation- Hacks and Cool Stuff

Here is the video from the July 2010 NEWLUG meeting.

The first portion of part one is about the Mono development environment.

Other projects mentioned in part one:
Ubuntu One Music Store
Quickly Python Development

The random hack presentation session continues.

Software mentioned:
CCryptAvidemuxBlip.tvXmotoTuxPaintBattle For WesnothRuneScapePuzzle PiratesJGnashDDWRTTomatoWordPressDrupalMediaWikiPlanetPlanetAudacityHydrogenZshMutt e-mail client InkscapeMyPaintXournalCellWriterDia

Installing Amazon MP3 downloader in Ubuntu 10.04 64 Bit Edition

If you are looking to purchase and download MP3 albums via the Amazon MP3 Downloading App and you are using Ubuntu 10.04 64 Bit Edition, you'll notice that it doesn't just work automagically like most other Ubuntu things.

However, thanks to a very helpful post from the Ubuntu Forums, we have a workaround.


sudo dpkg -i --force-all ~/amazonmp3.deb
sudo apt-get install ia32-libs
sudo dpkg -i getlibs-all.deb
sudo getlibs /usr/bin/amazonmp3
sudo getlibs -p gvfs
sudo getlibs -w
sudo ldconfig

I've turned this workaround into a script that can be downloaded here.  The script assumes that you have the Amazon MP3 .deb file already downloaded and located in your home directory.
Once you run this script, you can use the Amazon MP3 downloader in Ubuntu 10.04 x64.

Once installed, the Amazon MP3 Downloader will be available under Applications --> Internet --> Amazon MP3 Downloader.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ubuntu on the Nexus One!

The folks at have released an impressive video showing people how to install Ubuntu side-by-side on a rooted Google Nexus One phone. Check it out: