SCO with the freedom of Windows... wtf?!

At work today I found an old SCO evaluation CD. A paragraph at the back of the CD cover made me laugh:

SCO - a tightly integrated set of products which give you the best of both worlds - the power and reliability of UNIX and the freedom of Windows.

The “freedom” of Windows… what is that? :-O Click on the link below for full image.

Now I'm a Novell Certified Linux Professional (CLP)

This week I’ve been on a course to prepare for the Novell Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) which is required (and payed) by my employer. But to take the CLE certification test you need to be CLP certified first, so today I took the CLP certification. Now I’m ready to do the CLE tomorrow.

I’ve been working with Linux for some years now so the test wasn’t really that hard. Actually I was disappointed that I only got 718 points, I would have expected more. Anyways it is passed so who cares :D Don’t know what to expect from tomorrows test, I hope it is as easy as this one.

(Ubuntu is still my preferred Linux distro… but don’t tell Novell :P sssshhh)

Tango smilies in Serendipity

Open Source ftw (sorry I’m mentally damaged from playing World of Warcraft, so I tend to use a lot of acronyms).

Just switched the emotion icons in my Serendipity installation with Tango ones. Here is how they look:

:’( :-) : :-o :-( 8-) :-D :-P ;-)

Sadly Serendipity doesn’t support more… I guess I would easily be able to add more by altering the code. It is PHP code after all, but I’m not bothered to do the change with every update of Serendipity. Anyway I got inspired by reading about Tango Smilies in Wordpress by Jeff Waugh.

I knew the icons existed in the instant messenger Pidgin after reading a blog post from the icon author. I have installed Pidgin on my Ubuntu machines and found the icons in:

 /usr/local/share/pixmaps/pidgin/emotes/default

VMware server from Ubuntu official repositories

I think its kinda hidden. You might have wondered why vmware-server kernel modules was available from the repositories but no vmware-server? The answer is: It is available!

Just like Real Player, Opera and other commercial software you can install VMware-server from the following repository, which you add to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and Third-Party Software:

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main

After that you run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vmware-server

A colleague pointed me a page about adding Adding Canonical Commercial Repositories in Ubuntu, which is actually referenced from the page about Installtion VMware Server in Ubuntu.

Package with Debian wallpapers updated

For those who doesn’t know… a few years back I made the site www.debianart.dk which was supposed to be the center of graphics for Debian. It never took off, mostly because I didn’t really have the time and it didn’t help that I started using Ubuntu instead. I was running Debian unstable at the time because I wanted the latest and greatest (Gnome among other things) so the jump to Ubuntu wasn’t really that big.

Now I use the debianart.dk to host my own Debian wallpapers which I’m actually quite proud of :) Even though I use Ubuntu now for my laptop and workstation, I still use my own wallpapers (mostly “apt-get install”).

Right before my interest died for debianart.dk I made a Debian package with all the four wallpapers I have made public. Once installed they would automatically be available when changing background in Gnome. A later version of Gnome changed the location of where you should register background images, and I never got it updated… until now. I got an email from a guy asking how the Debian package worked, which made me pull my head of of my ass and get the update done :)

Download Debian Wallpapers - Modern Swirl

Enjoy