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Showing posts from February, 2010

rEFIt Humanity Icons

If you are familiar with the screen above. This post is for you! I couldn't stand staring at inconsistent icons and despite liking tux a lot I wanted to see ubuntu logo there. So I've made a script, converted Humanity icons into Macintosh icns format and made a mac package to install them. See this screen: So If you want this boot experience (including gray ubuntu silhouette after you select ubuntu similar to mac's apple) Project page: Download page: Comments, Code, Bugs and Blueprints are welcome =) ps. the "screenshots" are actually edited files using themed graphics and same size because rEFIt is not build with screenshot support but it is very close to reality. I don't believe it will be upstreamable to rEFIt cause it's BSD licensed and icons are GPL ...

Push Google Buzz to Twitter,, Facebook and pretty much anything (updated)

(Updated Step 5) Until Google Buzz supports pushing updates natively here is a quick guide how to push your buzzes to social networking websites. Click buzz Click on your name Click "Google Profile" Click on RSS button in your browser to get the feed ( where NNNNN long string of numbers from your Google Profile URL) Go to to set up pushing your buzz feed to Twitter,, Facebook or pretty much to any social site using (Make sure to change advanced setting to "1/2 hour" that will actually push updates live as soon as they are buzzed using PubSubHubBub technology. Twitterfeed people will update "1/2 hour" wording to "live" soon. ) If you still have problems with updates check the feed status. Good status is "feed status:  Feed Checked OK". If feed is ok then your logins might be wrong or twitterfeed is down =( Good thing twitterfeed supports Op

LinkedIn & Gmail = Spam

Hello all I've just registered with LinkedIn and it offered to invite people from my Gmail address book. I've used that feature and now regret it cause invitation email have been send out to all Launchpad bugs, questions, merge proposals, mailing lists and BTS bugs..... I'm very sorry for all the spam! Please don't block me =(

Sveiki Planet Ubuntu!

Hello Everyone =) During the last Developer Membership Board meeting I got approved as Ubuntu Contributing Developer & Ubuntu Member. Thank you everyone! I support Crosswire related packages in Debian & Ubuntu as part of ~pkgcrosswire team and I do a few things syncs/merges/bug fixes here and there =) Although I'm now in Hull, UK studying Engineering I made a political decision to put Latvia on the Ubuntu Members map. I grew up in Latvia, my family still lives there and I spend most of my holidays there =) My other hobbies include opportunistic scientific python programming and volleyball. I'm national volleyball league referee in UK and I play for a few teams as well. Can't wait for the London 2012 Olympics cause I might be a Beach Volleyball Line Judge (finger's crossed). So please welcome to Ubuntu Planet - Latvia the Country that Sings. Here is an amazing video "Welcome to my Country" about Latvia. The soundtrack is by Brainstorm, probab