Software

Skype 2.0 beta for Linux

This is a time of excitement. And a time to share our happiness, our sadness, our anger and our love. For video has arrived to Skype for Linux. This release is not just a revolution for us in Linux, but a revolution for the Skype world at large. No longer are we, the people of […]

Scripting & Programming

Googlebot notification

This simple script is going to notify you over e-mail when the Googlebot is on your website. Code: <?php if(eregi(“googlebot”,$HTTP_USER_AGENT)) { if ($QUERY_STRING != “”) { $url = “http://”.$SERVER_NAME.$PHP_SELF.’?’.$QUERY_STRING; } else { $url = “http://”.$SERVER_NAME.$PHP_SELF; } $today = date(“F j, Y, g:i a”); mail(“your@mail.com”, “Googlebot detected on http://$SERVER_NAME”, “$today – Google crawled $url”); } ?>

Journal

Uruguay buys first “$100 laptops”

“I have to some degree underestimated the difference between shaking the hand of a head of state and having a cheque written,” Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the organisation, recently told the New York Times. However, he said he was “delighted” with the first deal. “We commend Uruguay for being the first country to take […]

Software

New York Times opens up code

New York Times senior software architects Jacob Harris and Derek Gottfrid say they’ve received a mixed reception from the community, because some people just can’t understand why a print media company would jump feet first into the open source philosophy. But open source software use isn’t new to the Times, says Gottfrid. “I’ve been here […]

Journal

South Africa adopts ODF as govt standard

Open standards are defined in the document as: – it should be maintained by a non-commercial organization– participation in the ongoing development work is based on decision-making processes that are open to all interested parties.– open access: all may access committee documents, drafts and completed standards free of cost of for a negligible fee.– It […]