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Evidence of ties between al-Qaeda and USA

Interesting logic from Mr Rumsfeld:

OpenOffice.org Conference Summary

I didn't have a laptop at OOoCon 2004 and didn't manage to write anything in detail then, and have been busy since, so this is my executive summary...

Automixing sounds from different programs through ALSA

Found this really helpful article describing how to mix sounds automatically with ALSA (linked from a review of Fedora Core 2) and so now mpd can play in the background and other programs can still make sounds ..

upgrading dev->udev made my fedora system totally unusable

Beware! I apt-get dist-upgraded my system to the latest fedora development rpms, and part of that upgraded dev to udev. All very nice. Except I couldn't open a terminal. So I rebooted. And then it wouldn't even boot up properly because it couldn't allocate a console. So I had to use a rescue CD to create the /dev/console node, then it was fine.

Going to OOoCon 2004

God answers prayer. Going to OOoCon 2004 despite it initially seeming unlikely.

Classic Ballmer Quote

Steve Ballmer explains:

testing screenshots plugin for nanoblogger

We've moved our translate.org.za site to run on nanoblogger which is a great improvement

Lack of logic may shape psychologist's thinking about language

slashdot mentioned an article entitled Language may shape human thought in which a psychologist argues for a variant of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis on the basis of a study of the Pirahã tribe.

finally finished openoffice multilang builds

Finally finished the OpenOffice.org multilanguage builds, as in we have a master CD ready.

OOo multilingual test release for Linux

There is a new multilingual build of OOo 1.1.3 available on sourceforge At the moment, it is only available on Linux, Windows builds will be done on the weekend.

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