Sunday, November 28, 2010

We will we will TUX you


I think that it's pretty obvious, that this needs to be sung to
We Will Rock you, and We Are the Champions... 

Billy got a toy make a big tech noise
Typing on the screen gonna make a big O.S. some day
You got no security in place
You big disgrace
Virus' popping up all over the place

We will we will TUX you
We will we will TUX you

Stevie was a young man hard man
Typing on your screen and cheating fools who'll pay
You've got no drive space 
You big disgrace
Wavin your apples all over the place

We will we will TUX you
We will we will TUX you

Buddy screwing us was always your plan
Dealing with locked up blue screens all day

You got no disk space
You big disgrace
Somebody better format you out of this place

We will we will TUX you
We will we will TUX you

----

I searched for truth -
and found it on line -
I found open source
And didn't pay a dime -
Found Slax and Mandrake
I've found Ubuntu
I've had my share of malware on disk space -
And Linux has come through 

We are the penguins - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the penguins -
We are the penguins
No time for losers
'Cause we are the penguins - of the world -

Too soon to take a bow
The future calls -
There's work to do and hardware to be discovered and everything that goes with that. 
-
Linux given to all -

The internet never closes
source for all to peruse -
consider it our challenge before the whole human race -
And we ain't gonna lose -

We are the penguins - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the penguins -
We are the penguins
No time for losers
'Cause we are the penguins - of the world -

Image: http://www.layoutsparks.com/1/223875/evil-penguin-gun-border.html

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Going for some foo foo coffee this am

I don't normally like "Foo Foo" coffee, but Aldi's had this stuff for sale, and 'Gingerbread' sounded kinda warm and cuddly, like a well filled out sweater. I've got a pot brewing while I post this from the phone. I feel so geeky and nerdy. Hehhe. @thenose100

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6 By Roland Hess

Hey everyone, this is just going to be a really quick pimping of a friends product. His book.  I met Roland at OLF 2008, and he's a really great guy and he and I enjoyed picking on other people at our table. - That's the key to being a great guy in my book. Speaking of Books, he spoke about his then published book,  a guide on how to use Blender, and NOW he's got a new book out now, and I'd like to recommend it to any of my friends, and myself.

Amazon.com: Blender Foundations: The Essential Guide to Learning Blender 2.6 (9780240814308): Roland Hess: Books




You can also check out Pimping The Penguin's Amazon Store for other Blender books, too.. :)

Oh yea. One last thing.
Do You use blender?
Do you plan on it?

And if it was as easy to do as writing a bog post, would you???

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Sintel, the Durian Open Movie Project

Sintel, the Durian Open Movie Project

An Open Source Movie, made with Open Source Software... I'm watching the video on how they made it right now..

Ubuntu 10.10 RC, LibreOffice, Sintel Movie! Meego on Nexus One!



Sweet... Check out This Week In Linux.
 http://www.thisweekinlinux.com/

Monday, November 08, 2010

Blender in the Classroom? YES!

harkyman.com � Blender in the Classroom

Check out the above link.  It's about Blender the 3D Animation program.
I see this as an area where Open Source can shine it's light. How many of us know of young people, maybe our own kids perhaps? Young minds that are vibrant with talent, but are snagging Non Open Source Tools in unsavory ways in order to learn how to manipulate graphics? Learning how to create with expensive proprietary tools? Learning the wrong way of doing things.

School Systems, that are strapped won't have to pay ANY licencing fees for the software.  They just need someone who can teach the programs...  Hmm.... 

- I like this idea.


Sunday, November 07, 2010

20 Open Source Movies You Can Edit and Redistribute for Free « Soosck

Wow. I knew about Big Buck Bunny and others by the Blender Project.
This is kinda cool. - Wish I had the time to play around and learn Blender etc...

20 Open Source Movies You Can Edit and Redistribute for Free « Soosck

Pinguy OS = out-of-the-box operating system for everyone.

So the previous post was about how to re-tweak Ubuntu into more into what you might want, and then there is Pinguy OS. Looks sweet.   I'm still keeping with my Linux Mint 9 LTS. But even I, an Ubuntu fan, am moving elsewhere from the default install.  That's one of the nice things, they're making a stable release over at Canonical, and we're free to tweak the software to our liking.  I'm not to sure how fond I will be of the Unity Desktop or the Gnome Shell desktops, but if I DON'T like them and others don't , I'm sure that XFCE,  LXDE and KDE will find more people moving over to them.  I think that it's too soon to tell, if the KDE changes are any hint of how long it takes for some of the desktops to find a mature and stable level, it might be a year before these other desktops mature enough. LXDE is still young also, so it'll be interesting to see what pans out over the long term. 

From their site:
"Pinguy OS an out-of-the-box working operating system for everyone, not just geeks.

This OS is for people that have never used Linux before or for people that just want an out-of-the-box working OS without doing all the tweaks and enhancements that everyone seems to do when installing a fresh copy of Ubuntu or other Linux based Distro's."

Sorta like Linux Mint. You've got a more usable system with a fresh install.. 

Ubuntu Start to Re-Tweak Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Ubuntu Start is a script which helps new users set up a few things most people do when they first install Ubuntu. For now the script is only for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx.

Ubuntu Start in Launchpad

But there is a report that it'll work for 10.10 if you edit the script.  I've not tried either one, just letting people know that it's there, if they want it. 


One Blog? Or Many? What works best?

I'm sitting here wondering, what works best? One Blog by one person, with all of the varied topics that person wishes to blog about, or a few blogs divided up into sections? - I'm beginning to think that one Main Blog might be best. OR one Blog, with the other sub-blogs divided up into sections due to interests? 

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@thenose100 on Twitter and Identi.ca

Friday, November 05, 2010

Urban Golf on WikiHow 30K + views...

My First WikiHow article hits 30,000 view the last I checked.  All I did was start it, and  bunch of the others added to it.  I did make the silly Golf Logo with The GIMP...




LOL, Wow. This is really cool. I posted / started  an article on WiKi how, and it's one of Today's Featured Articles.  Please feel free to go check it out!!! Comment, Like, etc...  I just did the main text for the article, the others contributed to the article to make it better.

http://www.wikihow.com/Play-Urban-Golf