Think Penguin

I bought a ThinkPenguin.com laptop for my Mom for her birthday. She’s a long time GNU/Linux user and she was ready for an upgrade from her ThinkPad T41. I decided to try ThinkPenguin.com. I’m really impressed with their service and their product. The laptop shipped within a few days, and when it arrived it had […]

True Fullscreen Fit-to-Width Document Viewer

I like to read documents in fullscreen mode using keyboard navigation. I want a viewing mode with the following properties: No scrollbars No navigation toolbars No drop-shadow page borders Fit-to-width display Emacs-style scrolling, maintaining 2 lines of context for continuity To me 1, 2 and probably 3 should be properties of anything claiming to be […]

Android Development

A patch I wrote for mobileorg-android was accepted and shipped to the Market in mobileorg-android 0.4.8. It works around lighttpd’s missing support for the Expect HTTP header. The issue was that pulling from lighttpd to the phone would work, but pushing from the phone to lighttpd wouldn’t. To debug the problem I set up an […]

IcedTeaPlugin and Live USB

I’m very happy to see IcedTeaPlugin enabled by default in the Fedora 12 Live USB images. This wasn’t always the case — in the past space-savings arguments were made to exclude java-1.6.0-openjdk and java-1.6.0-openjdk-plugin from Live images. I haven’t found out who’s responsible for the editorial change-of-heart, but to the people who made it happen: […]