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Screenlets for Ubuntu

Another thing that I want to see on my Ubuntu is the graphics and the wobbly thingy and the cube thingy (that’s what I saw on Valiant laptop)… I found out it is screenlets. Been searching hi and lo to find the repositories and I get the following:

Open Synaptic, go to Settings > Repositories > Third-party software, click Add and paste:
deb gutsy screenlets

then get the key using terminal client

wget -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update

and it happened that ERROR 404: Not found…

Frustration here! then found another one something like above from

deb gutsy screenlets

What happen again??? Same thing ERROR 404. GOSH!

Finally, I found the valid repositories and of course able to install from the following:
Open you Synaptic Package Manager:  Settings>Repositories>Third-Party Software>Add
deb gutsy main universe

Click the Add Source button and Close to go back to your Synaptic Package Manager Window. Then click on the Reload button.

Search "screenlets" and right click to mark for installation then click Apply button. By doing this, this will install screenlets. Once it is done, you can access it through System > Preferences > Screenlets

Hope all the above would help!

Ubuntu 7.10

I am a TOTAL NEWBIE on this Ubuntu 7.10. Well, I have to admit that I have been using Microsoft for most of my life up to when Valiant kept showing off his Ubuntu and how great the functions as well as their animations. Kinda make me really jealous til one day, I bugged him to pass me the CD of Ubuntu and installed one on my laptop.

I am using laptop Dell Latitude D630. Definitely not a high end computer but what I am trying to say here, you do NOT need a high end computer to install Ubuntu 7.10.

Before you installed Ubuntu, you require:

1) 2 extra partitions of your hard disk (10 GB – for root disk and 5 GB – for swap)   

2) Ubuntu CD installation either live CD or text based installation, you can get it from: Ubuntu website                                                     

3) Then just follow the installation instructions ….

First problem after installation. I need the driver for my sound card for my Dell laptop Latitude D630. HOW?

Open your terminal client and run the following command line by line

sudo apt-get install module-assistant
sudo m-a update
sudo m-a prepare
sudo m-a a-i alsa

But if you only do the above syntax, you will get the following error:

/usr/share/fonts: failed to write cache

why is that? Apparently the driver required you to have the specific font installed. So, in your terminal client, do the following command line by line BEFORE installing your sound driver:

$ sudo bash
# wget -O folder_list.txt
# cat folder_list.txt | xargs touch
# cd /usr/share/fonts/truetype
# for i in * ; do touch ${i}; done
# cd /var/lib/defoma/fontconfig.d
# for i in * ; do touch ${i}; done
# apt-get dist-upgrade

Kindle for Amazon Book Lovers

A new device or gadget for the book lovers out there. KINDLE it is and it has a great functions to store up to 200 titles which you have to purchase the e-books from When you think that you have bunch of books laying around your house and you don’t like the space constraint, you can have it stored right inside your kindle device. Towards paperless world eh?

I am so in love with the design and the sleekness. It looks so cool and look like just a mobile phone with the thickness as thin as your pencil (imagine how thin is that!)

Display: 6″ diagonal E-Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 4-level gray scale

Size (in inches): 7.5″ x 5.3″ x 0.7″

Weight: 10.3 ounces

System requirements: None, because it doesn’t require a computer

Check out some pictures…

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The best thing for me, when you purchase Financial Times or even Times magazine, the subscription fee will cost you bomb and yet the delay of the shipping? Think about it. With the Kindle, you can subscribe Times magazine as little as USD $1.99/month and downloaded using Wi-Fi in any hotspot right into your Kindle device and here you go… you can read it on the go anytime you like! On top of that, you can read the blog and RSS feed using this device.

The drawback here —– All in grayscale. The purpose is totally just for reader. BUT I don’t mind to have it in colors. How much is the device itself? USD$399… So guys whoever book lovers, do you think worth buying for? It is AYE AYE for me though!

The New Application "ENEMYBOOK" For Facebook

Wah… just got the information about this new application that is called Enemybook. Kind of cool on how people can come up with this idea. Integrated with Facebook thus the Facebook account is totally a MUST!

Care to know more?? Here we go…

Enemybook is a Facebook app that allows you to manage your enemies as well as your friends. With Enemybook you can add people as facebook enemies, specify why they are your enemies, notify your enemies, see who lists you as an enemy, and even become friends with the enemies of your enemies. Ever wanted to “enemy” somebody instead of friend them? Finally you can. This app remedies the one-sided perspective of Facebook.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer… (From Enemybook Website)

Check it out guys! It is kind of cute and “cali-cali”.