I love people stealing each other templates

One thing that all these CMS have introduced that lot's of web pages look the same. Have a look at :
Both have no copy right notice and I would have no idea who designed it. After some source code analysis I found out that this must be drupal. Have a look at http://drupal.org/node/212028
Does this look familiar. So Please if you use a theme at least quote who did it.

My talk at T-Dose

One of the talks I gave at T-Dose was recorded and you can see me talk about the wiipre project. www.citytv.nl

Ubuntu is really helping Linux

I have been reading the core-utils mailing list for some time now and once in a while someone posts something that has nothing to do with core-utils. I don't know how they come to this specific list but they do. But this one just made me laugh out loud:
Oreste Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 10:06 AM
Reply-To: oregferra@yahoo.it
To: bug-coreutils@gnu.org, coreutils@gnu-org

I am new to Linux. 20 day ago I installed Ubuntu 8.04 and enjoyed it. 3 days ago I downloaded the recommended updates (120 Mega), after that I also installed Wine, a version found on a magazine I think it was 1.01 or similar).
Now when I start ubuntu, after the request of inserting name and password I receive the following message:
"user's $Home/.dmrc file being ignored. This prevents the default session and language from being saved. File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions. User's $Home directory must be owned by user and not writable by other users".

When I press OK, after a few seconds a second message appears:
"The Gnome session manager was unable to lock the file '/home/oreste/.Iceauthority! Please report this as a gnome bug"

And after that everything goes back to the request of name and password. I tried different sessions but with no result. Of course I do not know how to use the line commands.
Please Help

I love quite a few things with this mail. But clearly the best are
  • Of course I do not know how to use the line commands
  • Please report this as a gnome bug
  • Please Help
Who helped me when I got into these problems when I started Linux. I started learning the command line. There was no other way. I really don't like how these Windows users are changing to Linux to be different and then don't want to put in the work to learn it. I also don't like these people from Ubuntu acting like Linux is Windows. It's not. If you want to be different from the Linux crowd buy a Mac. And wait 24 hours for your home dir to be deleted. (See next post)

By the way here is a solution for your problem http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=727677
or google is your friend.


After going to a Dorset computing event I was told that twitter was the best thing in the world. I remember testing it and I really didn't like it as I don't have to know what some guy I meet 2 Years ago had for breakfast. But after all these guys seamed to love it, I will try it again. Lets see what will happen. So if you are interested in my breakfast follow me under https://twitter.com/ribalba


Google generally does a great job, so they deserve their success wholeheartedly, but I have to tell you: Google's current position as the start page for the internet kind of scares the crap out of me, in a way that Microsoft's dominance over the desktop PC never did. I mean, monopoly power over a desktop PC is one thing -- but the internet is the whole of human knowledge, or something rapidly approaching that. Do we really trust one company to be a benevolent monopoly over.. well, everything?
from http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/001174.html

Markup Validation Service not used

I was wondering why my blog was not displaying correctly on Safari so I thought I might have put some invalid html code somewhere. So off I go to http://validator.w3.org/ and put my blog address in. 
Result:    654 Errors, 372 warning(s)
Sweet. That can't all be my work and it is not. So next try, google.com
Result:    66 Errors, 8 warning(s)
Ok, on the front page of Google there are 66 errors. No wonder my blog doesn't show up. And nearly all of them are absolutely stupid errors that could be fixed with just some little additions to the code. So if someone from Google is reading this you might be interested to fix this.