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Search: Find useful web apps with SimpleSpark – If you’re looking for a specific web application to meet your needs, but you’re not sure where to find it, you might want to check out SimpleSpark, a catalog of over 3000 useful online services. For instance, I typed in “organize” and retrieved around 95 different results to help me get my stuff together. You can also browse through the entire catalog (organized by category), browse pending listings, or check out what’s just been added. I found this incredibly helpful especially since there’s just so much good new stuff coming out; it’s somewhat tricky to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. Simple Spark [LifeHacker]
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If you’re looking for a specific web application to meet your needs, but you’re not sure where to find it, you might want to check out SimpleSpark, a catalog of over 3000 useful online services.

For instance, I typed in “organize” and retrieved around 95 different results to help me get my stuff together. You can also browse through the entire catalog (organized by category), browse pending listings, or check out what’s just been added. I found this incredibly helpful especially since there’s just so much good new stuff coming out; it’s somewhat tricky to keep track of what works and what doesn’t.

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This is an interesting read of other people in the business that write all about technology and get paid for it. I guess we're all trying to get to a point in our life where we can do something we enjoy and also be financially stable at the same time. This is a good way to start.
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arringtonmalikx.jpgUSA Today, that bastion of hard news, is covering a new fad popular with the kids called “B-logging.” They talk about two “b-loggers,” Om Malley and Mike Orvington, who used to work at real jobs and now eat ice cream and write about computers.

Now I don’t know who these people are or what they think they’re doing, but I think it’s bad to show people that you can make “real money” — how much, Om Malley? $5? HA! — doing this. There are jobs that Americans should be doing — car repair, HVAC installation, dance instruction — that are going empty while these two jokers sit around all day pretending to work. For shame. “B-logging,” like stamp collecting and religious observance, should be considered a hobby and nothing more. Let’s not encourage these bozos.

Tech blogs go from hobbies to businesses [USAToday]

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Plans for Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) revealed

Another Ubuntu Release in the works!
To give you the rundown on the notable changes. The desktop version will be shipping with a new default windows manager that looks kinda like Mac OSX:


We are aiming for Ubuntu to be one of the first distributions to ship
the newly merged Compiz and Beryl projects (compcomm/OpenCompositing);
and enable it as the default window manager on systems with a supported
combination of hardware and drivers.



http://compiz.org


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And the addition of AppArmour to the Server version of Ubuntu:




For increased security, the AppArmor security framework will be
available as an option for those that want it.

The following is the original statement by the Ubuntu Development Manager.


Now that the set of feature goals planned for Ubuntu 7.10 ("Gutsy
Gibbon") has been largely finalised, it seems like an appropriate point
to announce the plan to the world.
While this is based on the approved blueprints for gutsy[0], which are
expected to be implemented in time, we do release according to a
time-based schedule[1] rather than a feature-based one. It is not
unusual for some planned features to be delayed to later releases;
happily it is also not unusual for our developers to introduce neat
features we weren't expecting either.
[0] https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/gutsy/
[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyReleaseSchedule
Desktop
-------
Ubuntu 7.10 will ship with the latest edition of the GNOME desktop,
2.20, released a few weeks before our own release. Kubuntu 7.10 will
ship with KDE 3.5.7, and should also include packages of KDE 4.0 rc 2
available for optional side-by-side installation.
We are aiming for Ubuntu to be one of the first distributions to ship
the newly merged Compiz and Beryl projects (compcomm/OpenCompositing);
and enable it as the default window manager on systems with a supported
combination of hardware and drivers.
Systems which do not support compositing, or those with it disabled by
user option, will use the existing metacity window manager.
Hardware Support
----------------
Ubuntu 7.10 will use the 2.6.22 Linux kernel, along with our usual
selection of updated and additional drivers.
We will also use Xorg 7.3, giving better graphics hardware support and
the option of hotplugging monitors (RandR 1.2) and input devices
(xserver 1.4).
As well as the easier configuration for hotplugging-supported drivers
("no xorg.conf"), we also aim to have better configuration for other
drivers and fallback settings for when there is a problem.
Some "winmodem" chips will be supported out of the box, where drivers
are available; though this may rely on the use of restricted drivers.
Improvements to the Restricted Driver Manager are expected, allowing
drivers to be disabled by default and proposed by the manager. As
previously announced, an edition of Ubuntu without restricted enabled by
default is in the works.
Mobile
------
As announced, Ubuntu 7.10 will be first release to include a new Mobile
and Embedded edition targeted at hand-held devices and other
mobile/embedded form factors.
This integrates the Hildon UI components developed by Nokia into Ubuntu,
on top of the existing Ubuntu platform.
Server
------
Development of the Ubuntu 7.10 Server Edition has received a new boost
with a dedicated development team at Canonical working on it. Features
aiming to improve the experience for new and hobbyist administrators are
expected, as well as features desirable for small businesses and
organisations.
For increased security, the AppArmor security framework will be
available as an option for those that want it.
Stability and Performance
-------------------------
Ubuntu 7.10 should function significantly better when the filesystem is
full or otherwise not writable, allowing the user to make room and then
continue working without undue interruption.
Improvements to our "apport" bug and crash reporting infrastructure are
planned, in particular integration with our software installation and
upgrade tools so that problems installing or upgrading packages can be
easily reported with relevant information attached. Kernel crashes will
also be intercepted on reboot, and may be reported using the tool.
Our efforts to improve boot reliability and performance continue;
unlimited and reliable stackability of software raid (MD) devices, LVM
volumes and software-managed (devmapper) devices will be supported with
no runtime ordering issues.
Ubuntu 7.10 will ship with Upstart 0.5, which will provide flexible and
reliable service supervision. We expect to harness this for suitable
core services, and some boot process tasks, as appropriate.
Scott
--
Scott James Remnant
Ubuntu Development Manager
scott at ubuntu.com
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Shockvoice Alpha 0.6.0 released

Shockvoice Alpha 0.6.0 released - [WArp2Search]

I just tried this out on a server that was setup for digital-anarchy.com and I have to say its pretty good. The voice quality is amazing and the built in browser is cool. You can setup your server to pull up a page when your connect and change channels. Is this a replacement for ventrilo? Click below to see a screenshot of the client.