tisdag 8 december 2009

This is my second post on Posterous

Gonna check if Posterous works like it should...

Posted via email from Natanael L's posterous page

Using the Posterous Bookmarklet - Posterous Help

Nice! Using the bookmarklet in Chrome is quite cool (you have to open the bookmarks manager and click-and-drag the link to add it), you can just type "share post" and the bookmarklet is in the list!

Posted via web from Natanael L's posterous page

lördag 4 april 2009

Play OGG

Copying directly from playogg.org:


I'm writing today to ask you to support the Play Ogg campaign (http://playogg.org).

Are you tired of constantly being prompted to download proprietary software and plugins to play the videos and listen to the music you want? Are you fed up with seeing new gadgets that only use incompatible and restrictive audio and video formats? Did you know that it's not a lack of technological know-how that causes this, but software patents and other legal restrictions?

Increasingly proprietary software companies like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe are pushing video and audio formats that restrict access and restrict software developers, but there is an alternative that can be played on all computers without restriction—Ogg.

Ogg provides professional grade multimedia formats. Ogg is used extensively by free software projects, artists and a growing number of music and video distributors.

Soon over a million children and their families will be receiving the One Laptop per Child XO computer designed to play and create Ogg files. By advocating now for Ogg we can help ensure that those children will gain access to, and not be unnecessarily restricted from thousands of educational resources and materials on the web.

Join us in advocating for Ogg right now by taking 4 Easy Steps: Install VLC multimedia player, sign-up for the PlayOgg advocate mailing list, find and share Ogg friendly sites, and put PlayOgg Buttons on your web site or blog. After all that, if you are still looking for more to do, consider encouraging others to do the same.

Start here: http://playogg.org/


OGG Vorbis/Theora & free software FTW! (And NO DRM! ;)

OGG = Data container, Vorbis = Audio codec, Theora = Video codec.

tisdag 17 mars 2009

What I will write about

I've decided to write about a few subjects that I think is important. I might just as well tell you the titles of them right now, so here they are:

* "I own that idea"
About copyright and patents, and being "territorial" about inventions and ideas.

* You are not the norm
About what are normal and not, how people treat others and how people react on behaviours they think is strange.

* Copyleft FTW!
My way to say thanks to all authors of free and open source software and people who support Creative Commons.

* Who are inventors?
About what inventions are and what it takes to create something brand new, inspiration, etc.

Knowing that I've promised that I will write about this are probably going to make me more eager to get it written as soon as possible as well. :D
(Edit: Hmmm, seems like that plan didn't work. I've got to start writing all these posts soon...)

I WANT COMMENTS! Please? ;-)

måndag 2 mars 2009

What should I write?

I really don't know.

To anybody that want to contact me ever, just post a comment. I check my email several times a week, and every time somebody post a comment I get an email, so the blog is not abandoned or going to be abandoned ever.

I hate not having any internet connection at home. It's just that much harder to get things done. Gaaaaah!

fredag 9 januari 2009

General geekyness

So, it's a new year. Wow. Kind of.

Well, I should probably start to learn programming for real soon. I've got to get some compilers for various languages and some programming enviroments...

Anyway, I've been doing some geeky stuff the last year as well. I've got some Twitter followers (probably not geeky, but anyway), I've managed to get a free T-shirt sent to me from the Openlina (www.openlina.org, www.openlina.com) staff as thanks for an awesome idea(!), I've managed to get some invites to even more beta applications/services and I've got some more geeky skills in general. Soon I've had my laptop an entire year (bought it in late February 2008), and I've managed to both cause and fix a couple of hundred issues on it already, and I've already installed and downloaded more than 250 apps (it could be +350).

When I've got internet at home again I'm going to get replacements for all my apps on Windows Vista for Ubuntu (I've got a dual boot system), and then I might even wipe Vista's partition and replace it forever!
Open source FTW!

So, if there are any readers at all - do you want to read about anything specific here? Feel free to comment.