Archive for April, 2007

17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users

30/04/2007 Leave a comment

The Free Geek emailed me to let me know about his article about 17 Must-Have Free Apps for New Ubuntu Users – I have previously tried a number of the apps that he recommends and all of those are fantastic. Will be trying out some more when I get a chance.

Categories:blog, ubuntu

How-to: Import data into CCK nodes (5.x) |

19/04/2007 Leave a comment

How-to: Import data into CCK nodes (5.x) |
How-to: Import data into CCK nodes (5.x)
Drupal 5.x

How-to: Import data into CCK nodes

Do you have data that you want to import into your drupal database, such that each row of data becomes a new node? Then this post may be for you. This originally stemmed from a comment in the forums importing data into CCK created node

There are two issues addressed by this post

Categories:Drupal, useful modules

General bibliography for grasses

18/04/2007 Leave a comment

General bibliography for grasses

FNA VOLS. 24 and 25 and more

This General Bibliography started as a compilation of all the citations in the “Selected References” portions of the grass volumes in the Flora of North America north of Mexico series. We are continuing to add references to it since the FNA 24 was sent to publication with the thought that it may benefit those starting to work on a group. Because of its history, the references are heavily biassed towards references on North American taxa.


3 days to go! Waiting with bated breath!

17/04/2007 2 comments

Waiting desperately – I know I should have been beta testing but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Will be putting the 7.04 on my laptop and 7.04 xubuntu on my mothers to support a USB wireless dongle! Looks like things are hotting up.

Latest Ubuntu delivers on the promise of Open Source | Ubuntu
Latest Ubuntu delivers on the promise of Open Source

While millions consider whether to pay for Vista, the Ubuntu project releases its secure, high performance, free desktop and server editions.

LONDON, April 16, 2007 – For users wanting a secure, feature rich alternative to Microsoft Windows, Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the Thursday release of Ubuntu version 7.04.

Ubuntu is the award-winning Linux distribution for the desktop, laptop, thin client and server which brings together the best of open source software every 6 months. Ubuntu 7.04 desktop edition includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support.

Ubuntu 7.04 server edition adds support for hardware facilities that speed up the use of virtual machines as well as other improved hardware support, making it an excellent choice as a web, database, file and print server, the fastest growing area of Linux server use. Ubuntu’s already outstanding support for thin clients is boosted with advanced print and sound support.

Categories:linux, ubuntu

Debunking myths about the “Third World” (Amazing graphics)

16/04/2007 1 comment

You really have to watch this video – says a lot about development. Part of a great series of talks at TED

It also has a call for access to publicly funded research data – this should be possible for everybody!


European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) | Vince Smith

16/04/2007 Leave a comment

European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT) | Vince Smith

EDIT is an EU funded Network of Excellence program with the goal of reducing the fragmentation of biological taxonomic research and coordinating an effort to facilitate taxonomic research using the World Wide Web. Within EDIT there has been much discussion about this can be achieved and I want to explain what my NHM colleagues and I have been doing as part of this project.

Good to see somebody else has been looking into these kind of things and sees the benefit of using pre-rolled CMS’s for biodiversity data.

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Scratchpad Modules | EDIT WP6

16/04/2007 Leave a comment

Scratchpad Modules | EDIT WP6 lists the modules used for the species scratchpads. Definitely worth reading!

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