Saturday, 24 January 2009
The Buell Ulysses XB12XT
The Buell Ulysses XB12X
The Buell 1125R and Firebolt XB12R Sportsbikes
The Buell 1125CR
The Buell Lightning Range
Hope you enjoyed that and got you excited. Dublin Harley-Davidson is my local dealer here in Ireland, track down yours to see the above in the flesh.
Always keep the rubber side down.
Sunday, 18 January 2009
First off, if you use Ubuntu you probably know all about compiz and the sexy screen effects like the cube, animations and so on. For some tips on how to set up your compiz settings I recommend reading Forlong's Blog, I usually refer back to it each time I am setting up after a fresh install.
Next, how about the 'dock' at the bottom of the screen? Very Mac! Well installing is simple, just click into System-Administration-Synaptic Package Manager. Once in there just type 'awn' into the search box. In the results that show up select the 'awn-manager' and install. I would recommend deleting the bottom panel (hover over with mouse, right-click, select delete panel). Then you need to add awn to your startup sessions. So just click into System-Preference-Sessions and then click 'Add' in the startup tab and fill in like I have in the image below. Now when you restart your computer so will awn. Either right-clicking the dock or clicking into System-Preferences-Awn Manager will help you set up the look and feel as you please.
Next for the appearance in general I recommend starting at Gnome-look.org, from there you can find wallpapers, icon themes, entire themes and links to other more specific websites to do with the Ubuntu look. For instance in my case I am using the following to get the above look and feel:
(My window manager is compiz and emerald is my window decorator)
In Emerald Theme Manager I am using "ubuntu brown transparent emerald" by "rooti".
In my appearance settings I have 'Human' selected in the 'controls' tab, while the colour scheme is pictured below (just use the color picker to select the colors).
Each month I download the latest wallpaper/calendar by Royal Enfield (Click Here). While the very cool icon theme I use is Human-O2 available from here (complete with all the install instructions).
So as you can see it does not take long to get the desired look. In many cases I find I am spoilt for choice from the huge selection that are constantly being created/updates on the websites mentioned above. If you can imagine then someone can probably build it and in many cases already have!
Ubuntu...linux for human beings
Sunday, 11 January 2009
No word on specifics or any of the technology advances that Ubuntu bet the other OS providers to the punch with. Overall it is a good insight and will bring you up to speed.
His vision is to make Ubuntu the standard for the next couple of billion people who acquire PCs.
Saturday, 10 January 2009
The official statement from Kawasaki on the MotoGP website states that
Amid the quickly changing business environment, Kawasaki has been promptly taking countermeasures to cope with the situation. As the world economy is not likely to recover in a short period due to the major impact of the financial crisis, Kawasaki decided to suspend its MotoGP racing activities from the 2009 season onward and reallocate management resources more efficiently.You can view the full statement by Clicking Here.
On the plus side there is a possibility of a privateer team emerging, Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta has said that
under these circumstances we agreed to cooperate collectively, in order to find a possible solution to their problems which may allow them to continue as a privateer team.We have seen privateer teams perform very well at MotoGP level, but they also benefit in using championship winning motorcycles and the collective development. Would Kawasaki be happy to continue the trend of chasing the rest of the grid and fighting for the 2 last spots? Though at this rate soon every team will be guaranteed points no matter were they finish! The full statement from the Dorna CEO can be found be Clicking Here.
Hopefully Hopper and Marco can find some other rides to keep them racing as they will be missed.
Monday, 5 January 2009
I am truly disgusted at this level of personal invasion. We are all being criminalized by default and forced to prove our innocence. Every step caught on CCTV, every vehicle tagged and now our homes are being invaded through the phone lines. This is not the free world, this is fortress Europe with us the peasantry as its slaves and the elites ruling from their castles of glass and steal.
When the EU experiment fails it will be because it is rotten from the top down. Shame on those who allow this to happen.