After what seems like months of waiting, a usable version of rhythmbox is finally in Debian sarge. 🙂
One problem I did have with it is that it uses gstreamer0.8 which at present can only be configured via gconf-editor — confusingly the gstreamer-properties command would only configure version 0.6 as I now appear to have two versions of gstreamer installed on my system. Anyway, I fired up gconf-editor, went to system / gstreamer / 0.8 / default, changed the value for audiosink to esdsink and all now works nicely.
So while I was reviewing my old website content I (re)discovered this collection of very bad borg jokes. Some of them are still quite funny so I thought I would post them again. Note: I take no credit (or perhaps, blame!) for these as they were all collected from the web many, many moons ago.
Yoda of Borg are we: Futile is resistance. Assimilate you, we will.
I am Rachel of BORG, I will drive you away to be assimiliated by some other borg’ette and make you feel like it was YOUR fault.
We are Pentium of Borg: Division is fultile. You will be approximated.
We are Homer of Borg. Resistance is futile. You will be assimmm… Mmmmmm Donuts.
New Starfleet – tough on assimilation, tough on the causes of assimilation.
We are Blue Peter of Borg. Here’s one we assimilated earlier.
Marvin the Robot: “Everything is futile, blah! Universe sucks”.
We are Scully of Borg. We are sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for your resistance…..
I am Blair of Borg. I’ll just check with Peter Mandelson to see our current policy regarding assimilation.
I am Obi Wan of Borg. Killing me is futile.
We are Billie of Borg. You will be assimilated because we want to, because we want to.
I am Emacs of Borg. You will be assimilated. :q is futile.
So, this weekend I finally got round to redesigning my website. I’ve published “news items” at the top of my homepage for a while now (exam term 2000, to be precise!) and so thought it would be nice to play with some proper weblog software. I chose wordpress as that seemed to be one of the most popular with my blogging friends and it is free, as in speech, not beer, unlike many of the other most popular blog tools. So far I’ve been very pleased with my choice — many thanks to all the WP developers out there.
Most of the content from my old website can be found in the menu bar to the right and I have also preserved my old news items. Most of the early ones do appear to have been written at about 2am in the morning, but they brought back some good memories for me.