Posts Categorized: Open source software

myJournal – it lives!

As promised oh so many weeks ago, myJournal is now live. At the moment it's in a beta state so membership is by invitation only, however visitors have full access to all the public parts of the site. It's aimed to be a powerful social networking tool specifically for businesses and is packed with features:…

IE8 WebSlices

The web world is currently alight with discussion around the new Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 software slated to be released later this year. The bulk of this conversation has been about whether IE8 will display pages with its much improved (it passes the Acid2 test) standards-complianct rendering engine. It seemed that we would have had…

The Open Source Car

OK, it's not quite open source but it is a worldwide community effort to design a car that will actually be good for the world. Looks like a fantastic idea: Vehicle Design Summit.

Silly season is upon us

I could launch into a tirade at the lunacy of modern Christmastime, but to be honest I'm too tired after shopping this weekend. If there was a modern 12 tasks of Hercules then shopping in Toys-R-Us a few weeks before Christmas would surely be one of them. However it doesn't have to be that way.…

Ubuntu for web developers

I've now been a home user of Ubuntu for 2 months, give or take. In that time I've booted into Windows XP a total of two times. Once to get photos off the wife's phone using a Bluetooth application (I could use a USB lead in Ubuntu, I've since discovered) and once to get some…