Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I'm wondering...

I'm wondering just how to go about increasing the popularity of Linux? Does it start at grass roots and work it's way up or does it start at work level and work it's way out?

If you use Linux everyday at work would you be more or less likely to make the change? I thought about this long and hard and you know unless you brought your shiny new pc to play games then I see no reason why you wouldn't. But if your pc is for your work and the kids to play their games then your just not going to leave Windows. For families kids are always going to want to play games and until Game studios start making them for Linux and bringing them out at the same time as their Windows counterpart I feel you will never really capture the market of families at home.

If you start Kids using Linux at school however? This brings a whole new perspective on things. If the kids start using Linux at school and home then game studio's will begin to rapidly port their games over for Linux, why because their target is kids. Nobody seems to care about the opinion of the 30 + crowd until voting time, just look at the music scene, videos, tv, and the clothing industry. Everything is aimed at kids to twenties, this is where we (the Linux community) need to concentrate our efforts, I believe.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Why British?

Every form I fill in of late gives me one of two options for nationality U.K. or G.B.

I am neither I was born in Birmingham which is as near damn it the middle of England why is there no English on the forms? It is the language I speak, the country I was born in, the nation I live in and the country I support.

Scots are aloud to proclaim their love of Scotland, the Welsh are the same so why is it so bad to be English?

Rant over.

More work than I thought....

I now see why Jono couldm't spend the time he wanted dedicated to the lug. Although it isn't all that much work wise it seems to take forever. It's strange but it is nice when it works well.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Lugradio Pressure tactics work again.

Ade has opened up his secret blog and Ade its quite interesting. So will it be president Pope? Will the pressure be there?

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Hospital has sent a delightful letter.

It officially informs me that I may have to wait upto 6 months for the op on my shoulder :(

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Plans a foot for feisty fawn to have accelerated X by default :) Never has something so simple made me so happy. This could mean no more needing to install nvidia-glx which would be awesome plus 3d acceleration means I can play Neverwinter Nights, Doom3 and Quake4 out of the box. Brilliant! Nice one Ubuntu devs please do it you know it makes sense.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Went to the hospital today.

I saw a new specialist who has said that he will do an exploratory op on my shoulder removing the hooked bone and seeing if there is anything else causing problems. HURAY!!! Now I just got to wait for the date :( and yet so :).