Tuesday, 23 December 2008

BBC Backstage Ideas site

This site is rather cool. Submit technical ideas that you would like the BBC to support, anything from RSS feeds to iPlayer APIs:

It's based on the Ubuntu idea torrent project - nice to see the Beeb using and supporting free and open source software projects.

Thursday, 18 December 2008

Asus Eeeeeee

So I gave in and ordered an Asus Eee 1000 Linux netbook with 40GB solid state drive. 
Wikipedia article on Asus Eee
trustedreviews write up on the Eee 1000 Linux with SSD
You get a lot for your money with one of these beasties and 7 hours operating time on one charge. I foresee lots of CPAN and Catalyst related perl hackery on the train.
Once I get it set up the next thing I want to do now that BBC iPlayer is available for Linux is install the latest Ubuntu, Adobe AIR and get iPlayer running so I can watch programmes on the move.