Sunday, February 27, 2005

gaim 1.1.4

After I upgrade my gaim from version from 1.1.1 to 1.1.4, but after the upgrade I can't login to MSN anymore, error msg shown:- SSL support is needed for MSN See this is not right.

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Mitchell Kapor move to opensource

I just notice that Mitchell Kapor is moving his attention to opensource. Mitchell Kapor is founder and designer of Lotus-123, he is the President of the Open Source Applications Foundation M. Kapor's blog.

Linux server market 2004

Read from CNET news, in year 2004, IBM Linux server market grown 48% to 1.5 billion, HP grow 36% to 1.25 billion, Dell is 748 million(US dollar). Who says that Linux is no market value? :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The power of iTunes

itunesMy housemate just bought an iPod few days back. He bought a Sony Mini Disc about 2 weeks ago, but finally he decide to switch to iPod.

That is a 40G iPod, he already convert 1000 songs, thanks to iTunes, the transfer of songs are so easy.

New competitor--mp3tunes came in, created by Michael Robertson, the CEO of Linspire and the former founder of

Linux on iMac Mini

iMac mini really look attractive. There is a how to on installing Linux on iMac mini, I have not go through it yet.

Nintendo license PalmOS

The news is here. Insteed of Palm goes into Game/Entertainment, Nintendo going to grep more PDA market?

Palm Vx is good

After a long (1 week) Chinese New Year holiday, my Palm Vx is prompting me a warning message about the battery status. Is about 1 week, I didn't re-charge my Palm Vx, the battery is drain to less than 5 percent of the battery life. this is a battery life time that other PDA can't give you.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Skype 1.0 experience

I have heard this software for quite sometime, but never have the time to try out the software until recently.

This is my comment to the Skype software:

1. multi-platform, work well on windows, osx, linux. I have tested on windows, osx and linux (mandrake 10), there is a PokerPC version, but have not successfully installed yet.

2. easy installation. especially on linux, no problem at all. Not like other software always have library dependency problem.

3. 0 configuration. so far I never configure anything like proxy setting, it can go through my office's proxy too, surprise! I never get yahoo messenger working in my office environment.

4. easy to use.

5. sound quality is good.

I try the software yesterday night again and have conference call, is great. After I finish my work, is already 2am, very tired!

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

becareful of you blog again!

Google's employee Mark Jen use the name of Ninetyninezeros(googol in maths?) blog about google inside story. new and old blog.