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Monday, October 23, 2006

New PalmOS Web Browser

Palm Infocenter has word of a new web browser for PalmOS currently under development. It will include such features as tabs and a built-in RSS reader. It will even be open-source! It's called Universe 3, currently in a private beta. I know I'll be checking it out. Blazer does the job, but it could be a lot better.


After trying for a very long time, I was finally able to get dvd::rip working on my computer. I had to spend a lot of time at CPAN to get all of the Perl modules that the program requires that weren't included with Slackware 11. I needed to get Gtk2 (which, in turn, required Glib and Cairo), Event, ExtUtils-Depends, ExtUtils-PkgConfig, and libintl-perl, plus the ones that came with dvd::rip, AnyEvent, Event-ExecFlow, Event-RPC, and Gtk2-Ex-FormFactory. That's a lot of "perl Makefile.PL;make;make test;make install". Of course, then I discovered that I forgot to install xvidcore which also meant I had to recompile ffmpeg and transcode. Grr.

I basically wanted to convert some stuff so I could view it on my Palm TX. For that, dvd::rip worked nicely. Was it worth the effort? Yeah, it was. It's a very powerful program. I just wish it wasn't such a PITA to fulfill all of its dependencies. A sane person probably wouldn't try to work through all of this. Thankfully, CPAN made getting and installing the Perl modules relatively painless.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

NFL Week #7

And here we go again! Chargers, Packers, Jets, Steelers, Eagles, Patriots, Jaguars, Bengals, Broncos, Cardinals, Seahawks, Colts, Cowboys.

The Master comments: One difference this week: Panthers.

Flash Player 9 Beta So Far

In my testing over the past several days, I've been generally pleased with the Flash Player 9 beta for Linux so far. Here's a little list of the pros and cons that I've noticed so far:

I've noticed the most problems with They make use of Flash more than any other site I visit. Basically, the added features and lower CPU usage make the stability issues tolerable. It's not like the browser is locking up every couple of minutes either. It's definitely worth taking for a spin.

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