Wow… it’s been a busy couple of days. That’s why I have been so slow to post to my blog…
Well, first off I have been appointed to the position of team contact for the Ubuntu Georgia LoCo. Then, I have been doing some work with planning the Atlanta Linux Fest, coming in mid-September. Next, I was appointed to the temporary board of the Ubuntu US Team, the project that helps out all of the United States LoCo’s.
But that’s just my Ubuntu related stuff.
I have been working through my senior year of high school. Even though I am homeschooled, I still had 10 classes this year, and trust me, that’s enough to keep a man busy. On top of that, I have the work I do for my local Boy Scout troop. Hopefully, I will be able to write for my blog a little more often. It’s been a lot of work for me this year, but I enjoy it! (well, okay, with the exception of school…)
Recently while testing the Windows 7 Beta, I noticed that the WordPad application had several changes. For one, the software used the new ribbon interface. Pretty cool, I mean it could use some smoothing out, but it’s only in beta. What surprised me the most however, was the inclusion of the ODT format to save the text file in WordPad. Talk about a surprise! It’s something I would never expect: an open format — on Microsoft Windows WordPad.
The download link for the Microsoft Windows 7 Beta does not work with Ubuntu and Firefox 3. I click the button that says “download” and SURPRISE! Nothing happens. It’s kind of sad really. All I wanted to do was test it on my laptop. My desktop, which runs linux, is the only one to have a dvd drive that can properly write a dvd without any issues (note that the laptop can do just fine reading dvds, but writing them is a worth another post) So, in the end, I won’t be testing Windows 7.
Palm has recently shown off a new device packed full of features at the CES show. It’s called the Palm Pre This device has everything but the kitchen sink, and even has more features than all the blackberry devices and even the iPhone. The best part? It will run Linux. Looks like the good old Palm I know and love is back in the game!
Yesterday, my new Dell 530N with Ubuntu preinstalled arrived. All I can really say is — Wow! This computer comes with a 19 in. flat screen, 320 GB HD, 2GB RAM, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Very, very cool.
I created my first VBA app using Visual Studio Express 2008. It only took about three minutes to create, with only one line of code. I feel special. :)