HOWTO: Ubuntu, Ogg Vorbis and the aoTuV patch

Saturday, 14 April 2007

NOTE: As I am trying to learn LaTeX, I have produced this how-to entirely with LaTeX and Kile. As a result, the document is compiled in the ubiquitous pdf format. Another reason is that WordPress doesn’t understand the meaning of verbatim: when I use code tags, I don’t expect anything in there to be interpreted by wordpress, but to displayed *literally as I have written it*! But this is not what happens. A good example is the less-than symbol “<“: you can’t just hit the less-than symbol on your keyboard and be done, instead you have to use a special code. It’s ridiculous!

Anyway, here is the pdf: Vorbis-aoTuVBeta5

Recently, I have been experiencing problems with the upload feature here on WordPress. But when I checked the pdf link this morning, it appeared to have fixed itself for some reason. Maybe it was a temporary problem? Only time will tell.


Free broadband internet!

Sunday, 1 April 2007

It seems is now freely distributing fiberoptic broadband connections. That means *you* can become your own ISP! This could be the next internet revolution! Just have a look right here: Google TiSP (BETA)
It includes everything you need, like a high speed fiber-optic cable. And it’s even vacuum-sealed, to prevent water damage. The vacuum-seal is probably also needed to keep the connection fresh, as I have found that stale and mouldy connections are a frequent problem with normal ISPs. It looks like Google have really thought this through.
I urge everyone to try it!