Archive for October, 2007
The GPhone is a development I’d like to see and it would appear they are going down the open source path… it makes sense.
The essential point is that Google’s strategy is to lead the creation of an open-source competitor to Windows Mobile…They will put it in the open-source world and take the economics out of the Windows Mobile business.
Ubuntu has had been working on a version of it’s operating system for mobile devices which can only help Google’s GPhone.
Well, it would appear that despite a complete lack of funds, I will actually make it overseas in 2007.
Yep, I’m off to Egpyt for Christmas because it’s about as far from Christmas as you can get. Although I am concerned about the lack of booze.
Still Egypt has been on my list for some time now and I’ll be quite happy to cross it off after a 3 week look around.
Well, off to Philip Island for the weekend tomorrow to see the Aussie World Moto GP Champion Casey Stoner essentially do a victory lap in front of a home crowd.
It’s been a really exciting year for Moto GP, a fantastic field of riders, plenty of new blood riding very competitively (including Casey obviously) and 800cc engines which means that all the manufactures were starting from scratch more or less.
It’s meant Ducatti hit the nail on the head first time round which is impressive as they are one of the smaller teams, and Honda, who have dominated for quite a few years now (at least the last 6) have really struggled.
So it will be an exciting year next year as well as the teams settle into the 800cc engines and start some major developments. Not to mention a few exceptional 250cc riders coming up to the Moto GP class.
I’ve been to three of the last four Moto GPs and they are a lot of fun. Camping “track side” and being woken every morning by the sound of the 125cc’s warming which is the last thing you want to hear when you’ve been up all night drunkenly singing a long to an Oz Rock cover band with a few thousand other very “heavy dudes”.
Yep, really excited about it all this year.
If you’re not interested in Linux look away now.
Filezilla has finally been released for linux and is included in one of the standard packages available for download on Ubuntu.
It really is the best FTP program I’ve ever come across. I’ve been using the beta version for about 6 months now and it was pretty solid then so it can only be better now.
I am pleased with this development.