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avahi and how to stuff up networking

Look, if I wanted networking to be automatically configured, I’d ask for it. In fact, I do so I’ve setup dhcp etc. Now avahi comes along and breaks everything. So far I have my initial “WTF”, ifconfig shows the avahi address (you need to use “ip addr” to see that it’s just been added onto [...]

Copy protection

Well, oddly enough I think it sucks. Not the idea, just all the current implementations. I want to use data wherever I feel like it. Whether it’s ripping my CDs to .ogg for my mp3 player, or for my laptop, or to stream through the house, or perhaps encoding DVDs so I can watch them [...]

lastfm

Well it’s been a few days now and I still love lastfm. I’ve had one morning when it refused to stream at all. A few glitches network wise (I need to impose QoS – or preferably get a decent net link (512Kbps ATM)). A few rough edges overall, but a definite thumbs up

last.fm

last.fm is goodness. It’s basically a streaming radio station where it learns what songs you like (it can even hook into other music players) and “tunes you in” into a channel with songs it thinks you’d be interested. The interface is a fantastic exercise in simple design (basically like/skip/hate/stop). I wish there was a “pause” [...]