Shin

Skype

is now my chat client of choice as it’s the only one able to detect my connection settings, meaning it’s the only one that works through my proxy at work when I’m connected with vpn AND automagically detects when I’m not connected with vpn.
MSN is being weird, I now have Squid (my proxy at work) set to recognize my vpn ipaddress range so I can surf while connected with Firefox but IE7 (and thus msn/live messenger seeing as it uses IE’s connection settings) seems to flat out refuse to do anything. More puzzle work remains.

It’s official; Leopard is coming the 26th

The Leopard cometh

Mac OS X Leopard arrives October 26

That can now be read on the official site along with a nice countdown timer. Mmmm.
I’m also very interested what this will bring.

Winamp 5.5 mp3 player

Winamp 5.5
Lush. Get it while it’s hot. Still my favourite mp3 player on Windows by FAR.
I love the new Bento GUI and the Winamp Remote thingie sounds very interesting as well, which enables you to listen to your winamp music no matter where you are. I’ll have to give that a try.

Programmer’s Notepad

Programmer’s Notepad
Notepad doesn’t cut it anymore to work on your html or php but a full fledged IDE is a bit overkill? You might want to take a look at Programmer’s Notepad, a free, open source, text editor with special features for coders.

Features:
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Application launcher: Launchy

Launchy
Awesome little program. Install it, launch it, and it indexes your files and programs. So the next time you either want to start a program or for example want to listen to a song you press alt+space and launchy pops up, type a few letters of either the application or the song and hit enter. It’s a real time saver. I was already hooked on Quicksilver on the Mac, this is the equivalent of it for Windows. It comes with a load of skins to give it a different look. It also has a plugin system for adding functions, things like a calculator are already built in, or an url launcher.
Give it a try, I love it.

Compiz Fusion

Compiz Fusion
Watch the video (hat tip to Corvo), it looks really great. I want!

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Fedora 7 released

Fedora 7
Finally, it’s here. A nice alternative if Ubuntu or OpenSuse aren’t your cup of tea. This will power my Proliant soon.

Bad Vista

Leopard says meow

Apple’s new OS, Leopard, is now officially delayed until October. Apparently because the iPhone is such an advanced high tech piece of equipment that they had to put Leopard devs on the project to get it shipping in June.
Suuuuure, it’s still just a bloody phone.

I’d care more if I still had any spare time for computers. As is; meh. I’m looking forward to playing with XenSource’s XenEnterprise at work, might even move my Proliant back to work, no time to play with it at home at the moment anyway, and it makes a perfect test server.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.