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So I was in the middle of watching Hollywoodland (damn near smack dab) when my Wii lights up! I thinks to myself, “gee Wally, that’s swell” and of course drop everything (the movie is still paused, humming and cycling uselessly in my PS2 waiting to be finished as I write this) thinking it’s my boy Dave emailing me a new Mii or something. (I’ve got to get some screenshots of his Miis, they’re to die for, particularly Jacko and Ron Jeremy, but that’s another story) To my surprise, it’s a message from Nintendo alerting me that the new version of the Opera browser (aka the Internet Channel in Wiiese) is available, and free for download until July something-or-other. It’s got new features such as faster loading, hideable toolbar, and other goodness….

So I’ve downloading it and am taking it for a spin. Will let you know the bizness in a bit.

In other news, my Cricket has been blessed by the good folks at Yahoo!, and is available from the Widget Gallery. (you can still download it from this site of course)

I’ve started playing with TextMate at work and I am really liking it. For larger project management and for general powerhouseness (not to mention platform independence!) I don’t think it can beat Eclipse (once you’ve installed Aptana, RadRails, SubClipse and whatever other plugins you require) but for out-of-box goodness, it’s damn fine. It’s also the most easily-customizable, bestest simple text editor I’ve used. Must play more!

On a related note, I’ve been trying to install Scribes on my Ubuntu box, but to no avail. (I run Gnome desktop in Ubuntu, which is a GNU project, so the post title really is coming together… like planetary alignment! [don’t harp on me for mispronouncing {or indicating pronunciation…} of GNU, I’m taking artistic liberty here!]) It seems it has certain requirements which are not easily attainable to mere mortals like me. I’ve not swum in the Linuxian Ocean regularly in years, and manual package management and version juggling was never one of my strong points… Automation rules! Give me Synaptic (or apt) any day! If anyone knows how to make Edgy load Scribes so I can give it a test drive please let me know! This guy who wrote Scribes seems to be quite the character! So the fact I can’t get Scribes working is the “Nooooo!” bit.

I also discovered lastnight (I can’t quite recall how or why… ponderous) the QDB. Awesome way to waste time and burn some calories laughing. I annoyed my wife with laughter. Not good. But worth it.

Anyway, back to the Internet Channel!

6 Comments

  1. Posted April 11, 2007 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    The zoom. Kicks. Ass. It’s so much better than before. The hidey toolbar is as kinda like the Mac Dock with auto-hide enabled. (or to be fair, a prettier version of the Windows taskbar [ok so I haven’t played with Vista… yet. I’m guilty]) only it doesn’t disappear so damn fast! Half the time if I have the Dock set that way I fail to hit the launch icon in time! Not so with this little beaut. Bookmarks have been reorg’d to be fully legible and lay out in a neat grid.

  2. David
    Posted April 11, 2007 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha. Yeah, my gf kept going “What are you laughing at?…jeez.” As Ludd as she is, I just had to reply with “You wouldn’t understand.”

  3. Posted April 11, 2007 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    As David pointed out to me (via IM) the Cricket has already gotten 1123 downloads as of the time of this writing, and is the top search result on the Gallery for the word “cricket”. Yeehaw!

  4. Karen
    Posted April 12, 2007 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for making me laugh. I think Jelli may have heard me.

  5. Posted April 12, 2007 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    You dare laugh at me? Just be thankful we don’t work together now or you’d face my wrath! You’ll pay for this, Planet!!! (that’s doubly good since you’ll be doing enviro-work soon ha)

  6. Posted April 15, 2007 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    2078 downloads and counting!

    TextMate is proving more and more friendly as time wears on.

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  1. By thyncology » Blog Archive » Deckchairs & Doctypes on December 26, 2007 at 4:25 am

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