What ever happened to 1Malaysia Email – Tricubes, Pemandu, anyone??

What ever happened to 1Malaysia email, a project that said to be valued at 5.3 milions (MAVcap funding) ?

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Video: Playing tunes on Google Guitar Doodle

Google has made a playable guitar doodle to commemorate the birthday anniversary of Les Paul, the electric guitar inventor. Although lacking few notes as well as the ability to lengthen the notes– within hours, people have come ups with guitar tabs for for playing popular songs on this doodle.

Among the tabs:
Intro of One – Metallica – DJDG AJAG DJDG AJAGK DJDG SJSG AJAG
Godfather – DHKJH KHJH FGD
Smoke on the Water – SFG SFG HSFG FS
Twinkle-Twinkle little star – AAGGHHG FFDDSSA GGFFDDS GGFFDDS AAGGHHG FFDDSSA
Happy Birthday – AASAFD AASAGF AAKHFDS KKFGF
Yankee Doodle – KKL; – K;L – KKL; – KJ – KKL; – FDSA – JGHJ

CPU and Memory monitor on Ubuntu Panel and Unity on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Unity users can easily monitor CPU and Memory usage by using indicator-sysmonitor application.

Conky mypapit ubuntu

To install it, you just need to add alexeftimie PPA repository using these simple command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexeftimie/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install indicator-sysmonitor

Note that this doesn't work on previous Ubuntu 10.xx releases.

Alternatively, you can install Conky by running the command:
sudo apt-get install conky

Conky mypapit ubuntu

maps.ubuntu.com Ubuntu Servers on the World Map!

Good news, now we can put Ubuntu Server installations on the World Map!

How? Go to maps.ubuntu.com, and choose one of the options.

Then you can view the location of Ubuntu servers around the world, marked by the ubiquitous Ubuntu logo!

Buzz!! – Yahoo like IM shake with Pidgin Nudge plugin

I think most of you may have already migrated to Empathy, the default Instant Messenger client for the GNOME desktop environment. But I still use Pidgin IM because I like its functionality and its expandable plugin architecture.

I am a Yahoo Messenger user, and one thing that I miss about when using Pidgin (either on Linux or Windows) is the “shake-effect” whenever I receive “Buzz” or “ding” from my contacts. Back in 2003 (when Pidgin still was called Gaim) I tried replicating that effect, but to no avail. However, just a couple of weeks ago I discovered “pidgin-nudge“, a plugin that shakes conversation window when it receives “Buzz”,”nudge” or “ding” from contacts. Here’s how it looked :

Installing pidgin-nude on Ubuntu linux is easy! First make sure you have Pidgin 2.6.x and above installed. Then you have to install “pidgin-dev” package alongside with “build-essential” to compile the plugin source code, as shown in the example below.


sudo apt-get install subversion pidgin-dev build-essential
svn checkout http://pidgin-nudge.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ pidgin-nudge-read-only
cd pidgin-nudge-read-only
make
sudo make install

Happy Buzzing!

Fanatical Linux Fanboys == Fake Linux Users?

A comic strip from Mostly Harmful got me thinking, how many are you so-called Linux fanboys actually use GNU/Linux operating system? Do you own a Windows box? or even Apple Mac OS X? How many are you, Linux advocates use GNU/Linux in your daily lives? Claiming that Linux is great and hating every other operating systems, while still (in secret) using them by choice?

APz Mostly Harmful I hate Linux Fanboys

Thanks APz for the comic strip