Codename: peacenow | open design

March 26, 2008

This is going to be one long post, I’ll put two months of ideas and work into this post, so … you might want to take it easy. Go grab cup of coffee or something before you start reading it.

Let’s call this introduction

For almost last two months I’ve been doing something … it all started when one of my colleagues actually said “does it have to be that slow” (referring to my boot). And regarding my colleague who doesn’t have any “credit” to make me do this, I talked to few Debian developers, and yea their boot is slow as well. Then later on, all my ideas, because it all was just too … “broad” I actually came up with idea of releasing my own distro (for 10th time) :)

Reasons for making my own distro? Well I was actually not happy how KDE was “handled” within Debian. Of course, please don’t go mad about this now, I know all about separate KDE CD’s, “installgui –tasks=standard, kde-desktop”, heh I even had my own version of getting “default” KDE put on Debian. I could go on and on about this one, so I’ll just stop. So don’t go all “he didn’t that” “he didn’t this”, trust me I know it all about whole “kde situation”.

Some of us actually, just as every other distro (during install) has “choose default desktop environment” we actually thought of putting same thing into Debian. And yea, these ideas have been suggested, and to answer all your questions. I’d refer to “Debian on the Desktop“, part that says it pretty much all is:

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DebConf8 anyone?

March 19, 2008

Two days ago I got an email from “DebConf announce”, one of the things just … pierced my eyes was this:

“Registration for DebConf8, which will take place in Mar del Plata from Sunday 10 to Saturday 16 August 2008, will soon close, the registration deadline is end of this month, thats only about two weeks left.”

After DebConf7, DebConf8 wasn’t exactly in my head, mostly because I knew it was in Argentina. And for your information Distance from Tuzla, Bosnia to Mar Del Plata, Argentina is 11.923 kilometers that is direct air distance.

Nevertheless, yesterday I was troubling myself with some weird questions, because I could end up on another 2-3 locations this summer. But let’s not talk about that right now :) But, that email opened my eyes or something, and I ended up saying “I gotta get there”, so today I actually registered.

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Youtube 2007 Video Awards

March 14, 2008

Regarding this whole thing, more then a good idea for Google/Youtube.
Presented videos are mixture from “classic” Youtube stuff that is whole “commentary” section is like that. After my behemoth remedy, Youtube is the best hangover cure as well. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s loaded with crap. And no I’m not bashing Youtube, I like Youtube :)

Anyways, let’s disregard my “sarcastically-demented-unhappy” point of view, and see what’s up with these 2007 Video Awards.

12 categories


This is second video that … just had huge “impact” on me. Gotta see it.


Let’s please pass on this category.

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Sony Ericsson W960 Showcase

March 11, 2008

Since last summer I’ve been watching this phone, and just waiting for it to be released. And since last summer that when it comes out that it’s going to be my new phone. W960 was released just recently, however “supplies” are gone all over the place. For last month and a half I’ve been trying to get it.

Balkans, that is Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia don’t have it. “change” told me that they have in Wien, cheapest he could find was ~500 euros. Then my gf tells me her sister is coming from Slovenia (hey they are in EU right) I check with her there were the ones by ~520 and ~630 euros. I tell her to get the one, next day she tells me it’s all gone. I felt like I completely failed, and at this point I was just a freak who had to get this phone!

I go talk to my dad about my problem, after that in 48 hours I got my phone! He got in contact with some people or whatever … but seriously if it wasn’t for him I still wouldn’t have it.

So I got it sometime last week, second day I managed to flash it :)
This phone my friends is just … wow. I think its weakest link is its camera which is 3.2mp, but besides that it’s a killer phone. Personally I was even thinking about Nokia N95 , but I was thinking :)

Here are Sony Ericsson W960 specifications:

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VirtualBox USB not working (Debian)

March 11, 2008

Ok, why do I like, VirtualBox, well because it’s fast, stable, free (duh). But there is one problem that is just killing me. And few days I found a solution for the same.

1. Add usbfs group
# groupadd usbfs
2. Add your ass to that same group
# usermod -a usbfs username
3. vim /etc/fstab
4. Add //
# my vbox usb support
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=500,devmode=664 0 0
5. VBoxManage list usbhost
6. Restart the system

Please note that devgid=500 (in my case its 500) in your case it’s probably different, it’s the number of your vboxusers group …

This work, this adds usb support to your VirtualBox, but not the one I wanted, so again I had to move back to VMware Workstation. But since just recently SUN acquired VirtualBox, I’ll be watching its development progress.