Draft: Debian GNU/Linux on a Toshiba Satellite A80-117

I intended to write up some sort of HOWTO for using the Toshiba Satellite A80-117 with Debian GNU/Linux for quite some time now, but I don't seem to get around to really finish it. So for now, I'll just release some quick hints about how to get everything working — I'll cover more details and stuff as soon as time permits.

Please consider this a draft and let me know if you have any comments.

Quote of the day

This made my day:

<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<Zybl0re> get up
<Zybl0re> get on up
<phxl|paper> and DANCE
* nmp3bot dances :D-<
* nmp3bot dances :D|-<
* nmp3bot dances :D/-<
<[SA]HatfulOfHollow> i'm going to become rich and famous after i invent a device that allows you to stab people in the face over the internet

(via Rob Taylor’s blog, via Robotic Tendencies, via

Podcasting and iPodder

iPodder screenshot

The world has a new podcasting fan — me. I noticed that iPodder has entered Debian unstable a few days ago (thanks Hilko Bengen!). After a few problems (see bug #326686 for a solution), it now works and looks quite nice to me. I have never used iTunes, so I can't really comment on how iPodder compares to it (anyone?). Also, please leave a comment if you can recommend any other (better?) free software "podcatcher". I noticed podracer, a command line program, which is nice for "headless" usage...

I subscribed to a few initial podcasts for now, more will certainly follow:

My subscribed feeds are available as OPML file, I'll update the list from time to time... Any recommendations for good podcasts are welcome!

Oh, and I'm also thinking of starting my own podcast soon, stay tuned!

Debian Quiz

So I took the Debian Quiz, too.

The result is not too good:

You got 36 of 41 (87.8%) right.
Pretty good. Some answers were still wrong, though.

Who else doesn't remember how often Branden Robinson ran for DPL?

Debian Turned 12 Today!

The Debian project turned 12 today! It's come a long way since 1993, and still gets more and more popular (for good reasons). For more details on the history of the project, see A Brief History of Debian.

(via Amaya Rodrigo)

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