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Google 411

Google’s Voice Local Search is an experimental service where you can dial their 411 information number 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) and look up businesses by voice. I just used it and got connected to a local restaurant. I was on speaker phone, there was a lot background noise, and the voice prompter […]

Ubuntu and Steam

So far so good. I have tried the following with my Ubuntu installation: Tried to get Compiz running on my laptop Updated Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Fiesty Fawn Get Steam working on my laptop running Ubuntu Compiz works badly. I think it’s the xserver I am using. I’ve un-installed […]

Ubuntu 6.10 on a IBM T40 laptop

Update: Well the keyconfig extension no longer works despite hacking the install.rdf in the file. I had to follow the instructions located at this website. On my Ubuntu laptop I did the following at a bash shell prompt: Did a search for “mainKeyset” and right after the line <keyset id=”mainKeyset”> […]