I know the folks who worked on this and I’ve been alpha testing this for a while and loving it so I’m really glad to see it now in the wild:
Tiny little 400 MHz XScale computers with Linux 2.6, CompactFlash, Ethernet, and Bluetooth for less than $200. Run a web server, Asterisk, etc.
Just stumbled upon a gem from 43folders.
Cmd+Escape lets you send the current selection to Quicksilver.
So I can highlight a file in Finder, hit Cmd+Escape, and then have all Quicksilver’s actions at my disposal.
Like the classical “top” Unix system monitor, but prettier and with a few nice features like horizontal and vertical scrolling and easier to kill and renice processes.
Last night, Nicole needed to back up some important work documents on her Windows laptop. This seemed like a good time to look into iFolder, but I quickly noticed that they don’t offer .deb packages and the instructions for building and installing on Dapper looked like a bit of a nightmare.
Instead, I ended up setting up a Samba share for her on my Linux box. Samba seems to have a reputation for being a beast to configure, but I knew that Ubuntu came installed with Samba and GNOME has a “Shared Folders” panel that offers sharing via SMB. It wasn’t too bad, once I figured out that I needed to create a Samba user and password via the
smbpasswd command (I didn’t see a way to do this in the GUI).
Now I’d like to set up an automated backup for her – I’m thinking that I’ll probably create a cron job for her in Cygwin.
A few months ago, while I was on a Lisp kick, I looked into installing and trying the UnCommon Web framework but I was put off on how difficult it was to install.
Well, it looks like some folks have worked to make it easy to install. At this nice page, they offer a UCW “boxset”, which you untar and it has everything you need to get going. I tried it and it worked like a charm with sbcl on Ubuntu. The same page offers a tutorial, which looks good, but I haven’t tried it yet.