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The LXF Experience

You've all heard the rumours of wild parties and 14-hour Unreal Tournament marathons at LXF Towers -- well, now you can see for yourself! We currently have a work experience placement available for a budding Linux journalist to join us in Bath for a week. As part of Team LXF, you'll help out with writing articles, attending meetings and making crucial decisions (such as which Subway vouchers to use).

From greenhouses to round tables

UPDATE 30/10/08: Greenhouse has been renamed 'Qt Creator', and a technology preview is now available. More information can be found here: https://trolltech.com/developer/qt-creator

Cakes and wail

Yesterday I lent someone the classic 1986 album The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths. This morning I got to work to find the album plus a cake with my name on it. Life is good.

A cake, with the Smiths

First look at new Toshbook

Guess who just popped in for tea? Toshiba! And they're touting their new NB100 netbook. It's the usual fare we've come to expect in netbookland: an 8.9" screen, 1.6GHz Atom processor, 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive and a 0.3MP webcam. Ports-wise it has 3 holes for USB, a video out, an Ethernet port and an SD card slot, and on your weighing scales it'll clock in at just under 1kg.

I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT

THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. UNFORTUNATELY, WITH EVERYONE WRITING IN CAPS, WE NEED ANOTHER WAY TO EXPRESS SHOUTING ON THE INTERTUBES. I SUGGEST BOLD TAGS. ANY OTHER IDEAS?

(ALSO: WHY IS THE LABEL FOR CAPS LOCK ON KEYBOARDS NEVER ACTUALLY WRITTEN IN CAPS?)

MikeOS 2.0 released

SILICON VALLEY, 17/10/08: Decked in his distinctive black turtleneck and faded blue jeans, Steve Jobs announced MikeOS 2.0 to a packed press audience in Cupertino earlier today. Billing it as a "revolution in personal computing", Jobs unveiled the new generation of operating system to a salivating crowd - some journalists were seen to punch the air in excitement when the rumoured product finally became reality.

Forget money!

The new international currency with any value is Linux Format stickers, currently offered as a subscriber gift. But it just so happens that we have a few extras here at LXF Towers (not many though!) and Bobthebob1234 has won our hearts with this charmingly random work:

Dev Days 2008

It has been a year since I last visited Munich to attend the Qt Developer's Conference, and Trolltech has kindly invited me to attend 2008's gathering which starts tomorrow. As a result, I'm typing this on a delayed First Great Western train plodding its way to Heathrow for a flight to Germany this afternoon.

ContentHelmNoodle

Go to the OOo site today and receive a free copy of this excellent error message: "You don't have permission to access /servlets/ContentHelmNoodle on this server."

Content Helm Noodle



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