December 26, 2010 2:06 PM PST
In with the 'latest news' and such:
Chinese and French Grocery store 'flightplan' tools (differential GPS put to task making coupons work); NYMag.com (and other, with language preferences) movie reviews and appropriate ticketing and differential-diagnosis blog discussion sites or appropriate search.
January 14, 2011 8:53 AM PST
They do make CFLs that are the same shape as incandescent light bulbs, I have on in the lamp next to my computer desk.
I have a suggestion for the forum. We need a way to report spam/abuse when we see it. I know you're online a lot and you'll get to it but if we had a way to report it, you'd get an alert in your e-mail and could go straight to the post(s) that had been reported and deal with it faster. Just food for thought.
January 14, 2011 9:13 AM PST
Randy and Chris,
Replace the LIght Bulb avatar with an LED ?
We should draw a Giant Light Emitting Diode, with a lightning bolt extending ?
That is as green as green can get :)
January 14, 2011 9:37 AM PST
I'm pretty sure he meant a CFL. I saw a tutorial a while back for making one in blender (the squiggly kind.) I might have to try out that tutorial.
Though, you're right, an LED is as green as you can get. :)
January 14, 2011 10:08 AM PST
There is not a spam report directly in the forum, but if you click on the users profile name that posts it, you will see a report option with a red flag right under their name. That will alert me to look specifically at that user as I battle spammers daily :)...tks...biff
January 14, 2011 10:36 AM PST
Thanks for the info, Biff. Next time I see spam, I'll be sure to do that.
January 14, 2011 3:05 PM PST
that's exactly the bulb i was talking about.
January 14, 2011 8:08 PM PST
Nicely done...makes me think I should have a new logo submission and poll to see what the next one looks like for wattOS. :)
January 14, 2011 11:43 PM PST
Lampwise, HID lamps are more efficient than CFLs or LEDs, but they can't be turned on and off casually (or the bulb lifetime is forfeit in large parts; there are at times shutters on the car systems s.t. it appears closer to that way.) At any rate, whoever gets cranking further in Inkscape (it loads on LiveCD! In under 171MB! Woo+!) may feel free to integrate 3 or 4 types (as with Philips all-weather patio bulbs) in the art-glass tradition of her liking. Heh heh.
Yes, but have the button dynamically named, either at random (Report depravity. Report deprecitude. Report abuse. Report herpes-like superinfection. Report inchoate ghastliness. Report whole redactability. etc.) or per poll ascription in profiles. Unless there's a little symbol (bar across kicking someone down stairs, etc.) How awesome is it that R3's been released 5 days and already needs a forum map?
January 15, 2011 4:40 AM PST
How about letting the more knowlegable forum members post tutorials concerning wattOS R3?
January 15, 2011 8:02 AM PST
@Biff: What font did you use for the wattOS logo? I used an online font identifier and found a free one that's close enough but I'm curious as to what you used and to see how close I got. ;)
January 15, 2011 1:00 PM PST
Colin - anyone who wants to post tutorials is more than welcome too :)...help is always welcome. I have not turned on pictures and videos for anyone (something the website can do) as I am waiting for things to settle a bit. After I trust a particular person I elevate their rights so they can do things like post pics, videos and the like. I am just being cautious to keep scammers/spammers at bay.
January 15, 2011 1:02 PM PST
Chris - I dont remember, I will have to fire up another machine and look. I did the work in gimp and picked the font in there. I will try to get to that a little later. tks...
January 15, 2011 7:54 PM PST
Thanks for the reply Biff
January 16, 2011 3:47 PM PST
Nothing wrong with the original bulb. Looks cool!
January 17, 2011 5:40 PM PST
I'm still no further advanced in getting my 3G broadband modem to work in wattOS.
I know you have your hands full developing and debugging the system, but could I respectfully make a suggestion.
Grab one of your semi computer literate friends, give them a virgin copy of wattOS and a 3G dongle and ask them to fire it up and connect to the net using all three methods. Wired, wireless router (wifi) and wireless broadband.
Just watch them struggle to get up and running. Note the difficulties they have and incorporate a solution or fix into the operating system.
You could be a leader on this! If wicd will not cater for all connection methods then use network-manager instead. ( I must admit that wicd looks more polished than NM, but it's useless unless it works).
Or maybe, release a version of wattOS with network-manager installed instead of wicd. For the life of me I can't get it installed. You may just please a whole bunch of people who only/mainly use wireless broadband in a small laptop. Lot's of users are moving away from a static connection into wireless, but unfortunately this aspect of Linux seems to cause the most angst. It simply puts people off Linux permanently.
Please accept my comments as constructive and (hopefully) helpful.
January 19, 2011 7:50 AM PST
Thanks for the feedback Ralf. I understand that wattOS is not perfect and there is light information on the new release. I am working hard to make it easier with each release. Each new release is interesting as they present new challenges. Its fun to watch the shift in technology as time progresses. The last release of wattOS (June 2010) I received virtually zero requests for 3G USB support or issues, but as users continue to migrate to more mobile technologies outside of traditional WiFi I have seen a pretty dramatic uptick in that interest.
I will put some new instructions up in the coming week for how to do some of these various cusomizations so folks can make devices like these work.
Feedback and criticism is always welcome, I accept all comments.
January 19, 2011 4:00 PM PST
That's welcoming news. And thank you for your quick acknowledgement. A solution to this would be the icing on the cake. If I can be of help, please let me know.
January 19, 2011 11:26 PM PST
Is it possible to get an alternate (text-based) install CD?
I'm trying to install to an old machine and it can't run the installer from the Live CD.