Monthly Archives: april 2006

Inactivity; New episode of LaGER

Howdy folks, just wanted to let you know, that my blog isn’t dead, I’ve just had a lot of stuff on my mind during the last 1½ month, I’m getting closer to have it all solved, but I think it will take a little while stll. Although I will be posting more stuff, I didn’t set this blog up for nothing 😉

Anyway, episode six of LaGER, the podcast I do with Dann S. Washko from The Linux Link Tech Show and a bunch of other guys, is recorded and ready for a little editing and should be out shortly. On this show, I talk about multimedia players on GNU/Linux, and the legal issues associated with those, my segment is about 50 mins. long I believe, we also discuss the KDE project’s announcement of their upcoming multimedia framework, Phonon, and I do the first part of my multimedia application round-up, this week I talk about four KDE apps for audio and video playback (2 music players + 2 video players), next week I’ll be talking about some great GNOME apps, and the week after that I will talk about some desktop agnostic apps that may be useful if you’re running a leightweight desktop on your GNU/Linux or *BSD box. And then finally the week after that I plan to mention a few apps for editing audio, video and making DVDs (I just found a really cool and simple iDVD-style app for KDE today, and I really look forward to tell you about it).

I hope you’ll go to thelinuxlink.net/lager and subscribe to the podcast, or download episode six when it’s out, which it should be in a few hours, if you wanna send me or the other guys feedback, you can do so by sending an email to: lager [at] thelinuxlink.net
Or by you can do it directly by IRC: #lager @ thelinuxlink.net:6667

Even though I’m one of the co-hosts, I have missed about three shows, because I had to visit family members during easter, but I think I have the next few weeks scheduled out.

Happy Hacking!

Mother dies after 911 call is treated as prank

“A 5-year-old boy called 911 to report that his mother had collapsed in their apartment, but an operator told him he should not be playing on the phone, and she died before help arrived.”

This is just apaulling, the person who answered that 911 should be charged with involuntary manslaughter, seriously this is like:

Caller: Help! My mother has collaped!!!
Answerer: Stop messing around with the phone.

If you go read the story, you’ll see that help didn’t arrive for three fucking hours, what the fuck is with that shit? If they had been quick about the mother could maybe have survived.

The 5-year old and his family have my deepest sympathy, even though I don’t know you, I wish I could give you a big hug right now, may god bless you.

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