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Arthur C. Clarke died at age of 90 according to msnbc

Karoliina’s blog - Wed, 19/03/2008 - 11:10am

Arthur C. Clarke. Image linked from wikipedia. 1917-2008.

This was already mentioned on Slashdot, and my workmate, Gabriel was first to mention it here at work too, but I mention it here on my blog if there are some people who don’t read Slashdot: My all time favorite science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke has died at age of 90 according to msnbc news.

How to set up nVidia proprietary driver with 3D features enabled on Lenovo T61p laptop which is running Ubuntu Gutsy or Hardy

Karoliina’s blog - Wed, 12/03/2008 - 10:40am

The nvidia driver does not work out of the box in Ubuntu Gutsy, Ubuntu Hardy boots to graphical UI but with 3D features disabled. To get everything working properly you need to do the following steps:

1. Download nVidia driver for Quadro FX570M from nVidia web site:


Language question: What is/would be your favorite programming language for Maemo development?

Karoliina’s blog - Wed, 23/01/2008 - 8:27pm

I have already asked this on Facebook (and I received a lots of answers), but those who haven’t answered it yet and maybe are not reading my questions there, please give me your comment. Which programming language is your favorite? I personally prefer lowish level languages such as C and C++ (I like especially C++, unlike many C-g-object-people, but now I would like to hear some different opinion, that is not just from my head), so what is your opinion?

Setting up new Ubuntu-laptop

Karoliina’s blog - Tue, 15/01/2008 - 3:49pm

I’ve got a new laptop for doing Maemo-stuff and installing it didn’t really work out of the box (when it does?).

January 23rd is a special day

Karoliina’s blog - Fri, 04/01/2008 - 1:17pm

What is happening on January 23rd? Well, Burt Rutan is going to made his new SpaceShipTwo and White Knight Two public. Read more about it from Engadget from here: Scaled composites to unveil the SpaceShipTwo. So far there have been only artist renderings of the forthcoming craft, but now you are supposed to see it for real. This is propably the coolest thing happening on Earth right now (IMHO).

Installed KDE4

Karoliina’s blog - Sat, 15/12/2007 - 6:03pm

I downloaded the latest packages of KDE4 (instructions can be found from Kubuntu page).

First impressions: somewhat works. On first attempt it ended up corrupting the settings file so that the desktop was empty on the next boot. I fixed it by removing .kde4 from home directory and starting the KDE4 desktop again.

How to parse a comma separated list

Karoliina’s blog - Mon, 10/12/2007 - 2:48pm

I came up with something in my experiments where I needed to parse a comma separated list to vector of floats.

Weekend rush

Karoliina’s blog - Mon, 03/12/2007 - 12:46pm

I spent the whole weekend for working with our kitchen (and some time at the night for playing with the new PS3, but no time yet to watch the new Blu-Ray movies I have).

Our kitchen repair has finally reached the point that it is again usable. The new floor (with ceramic tiles and heating pipes) is installed, refrigerator is installed and cats are happy to get food on their table. Next thing to do is some finishing touches to the walls, some Wisa Deco panels needs to get installed. Replacing the refrigerator was unbelievably hard work.

New gadget: Playstation 3

Karoliina’s blog - Fri, 30/11/2007 - 2:05pm

As I happen to be a gadget-lover (Am I? 3 x Nokia N810, 5 x Nokia N800, 5 x Nokia Nokia 770, (okay, most of those aren’t mine but they are Kate’s or actually Nokia’s in the end) couple of computers, cameras, all kinds of stuff), I am happy to announce that we have a new gadget in our household, new gadget now and then keeps one happy:

The best X-plane ever! X-plane 9 was just released

Karoliina’s blog - Fri, 23/11/2007 - 6:18pm

I did put our Mac to download the latest beta-version of X-plane yesterday (over 1GB download). That was worth the wait every minute. The new X-plane is awesome. The texture detail, world detail is all better than ever before. If you thought that X-plane 8 Global Scenery looked great, this will blow you and all MSFS fans away. I was just test-driving the new default aircraft - the Cirrus Jet.

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