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Expired – Renewed

by @ Tuesday, December 15th, 2009. Filed under General News

Sorry about the outage the past few days… the domain expired and I was out of town on business and unable to do anything about it until my return. As promised when people donated, we were good for 3 years, and 2 of those remain. I had forgotten to renew the domain name for the […]

Icon Tarot Returns

by @ Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008. Filed under BeDope

I was doing a little upkeep around the site and noticed that Icon Tarot section was no longer working. It’s fixed now. So all of you that have been wondering lost without BeDope’s tarot to guide you can have your decisions once again guided by its’ prophecies.

Web Tablets 8 years later…

by @ Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008. Filed under Hardware

I got a real kick out of this post on /.: “TechCrunch announced that they are planning to design their own $200 web tablet device. Quoting: ‘The idea is to turn it on, bypass any desktop interface, and go directly to Firefox running in a modified Kiosk mode that effectively turns the browser into the […]

BeGroovy 1.0 Spotted

by @ Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008. Filed under Site News

So I felt a little goofy the other night, and decided to pull off a little April Fools prank on BeGroovy, since it had been such a long time since doing so. I didn’t actually have time to build a theme so users here could pick the theme for good, like I wanted to. Oh […]

Haiku Self Hosting!

by @ Tuesday, April 1st, 2008. Filed under Haiku

According to Bruno in an email to the Haiku mailing list, Haiku is now self hosting! Nevermind the date being April Fools, as he does acknowledge this, and states that this is no joke. This is a huge milestone, and worthy of much congratulations (and pizza, beer, paychecks, et al) to all those working hard […]

Forums Back Online

by @ Sunday, March 9th, 2008. Filed under Site News

Well, wasn’t as difficult a problem as I thought… should have looked into it weeks ago. Somehow the settings file got blanked out – but there was, strangely enough, a backup file of it. Just renamed it and all is now well. Sorry about the outage guys and gals!

beunited.org Domain Expiring

by @ Monday, March 3rd, 2008. Filed under BeUnited

The beunited.org domain name is set to expire on the 4th of April, and I do not plan on renewing it (I’m financially unable to, nor see any real reason to – other than for archival purposes – at this time). This means, not only will the website disappear, so will the [aging] cvs repository. […]

Another Z bites the Dust

by @ Monday, February 25th, 2008. Filed under BlueEyed OS

Well, chalk one more ended post-BeOS project up for Bernd… Bernd and the Zebuntu Team decided to go different ways. This has some consequences to Zebuntu. The next Beta version will be shipped with a new icon and window theme. The development of the BeOS Compatibility Layer and integration therefor is now freezed. Not much […]

Zeta… I Mean Ubuntu… Zebuntu Beta 2

by @ Tuesday, February 19th, 2008. Filed under BlueEyed OS

Bernd is still at trying to help along the BeOS community in his own ways… This time in the form of a revived BlueEyedOS Linux kernel distro based on Ubuntu, aptly titled Zebuntu. To quote a quote from OSNews (the original announcement is in German): “Our goal is to use BlueEyedOS to offer a new […]

Haiku on /.

by @ Tuesday, February 12th, 2008. Filed under Haiku

Looks like Haiku is getting some very positive press – once again the project appears on /. (the actual posting is here) – Congrats guys!!! (yes, I still pay attention – and still remember my password here 😛 ).

WalterCon Cancelled

by @ Tuesday, July 24th, 2007. Filed under Haiku

It seems that there just wasn’t enough folk planning on attending. The official word is out on the mailing list. Haiku’s annual conference, WalterCon, just isn’t gonna happen this year. Bummer… well, here’s to next year’s – which should have twice the content, and twice the fun! 😉 UPDATE: For those of you who have […]

Haikuware Now Hosting Bounties

by @ Friday, July 20th, 2007. Filed under Software

As reported on other sites, Haikuware is now hosting bounties. Safe to say, this is a great initiative from Karl, and has been warmly welcomed by most of the Haiku community. The SATA bounty has been even more warmly welcomed, with nearly $1000 in donations already. I’ll be adding in my $0.02 to both that […]

Xentronix Changes Focus to MacOSX

by @ Monday, June 4th, 2007. Filed under Art / Image

As reported over at Haiku News, Xentronix is ceasing development on BeOS/Zeta/Haiku platforms and focusing entirely on the MacOSX platform. It’s very sad to see them go, but it looks as if Frans, et al, took a hit, both financially and in faith, during the recent Zeta troubles. Can’t say that I can blame them. […]

New Software Downloads Site

by @ Monday, May 21st, 2007. Filed under Software

As reported on IsComputerOn, there’s a new site around the block… this one a new site for downloading software – HaikuWare is meant to be a Haiku-compatible only BeBits-like site. Hopefully, should the community migrate to this newer site, this could reduce the number of bad download links and irrelevant software listings that now exists […]

Mini Review – Eagle Tech IMC6375 Barebone PC

by @ Wednesday, May 16th, 2007. Filed under Haiku, Hardware

I wanted a small form factor box to run BeOS and Haiku on. After much looking around at the current offerings, many with too new or too obscure features to use for a Haiku build tool, I decided to take the dive on an Eagle Tech IMC6375 (also available in black). The bottom line of […]

Haiku Updates Donations Page

by @ Friday, May 11th, 2007. Filed under Haiku

There has been some chatter on the Haiku/OpenBeOS mailing list about setting up recurring donations to the Haiku organization – and Haiku has responded. You can now donate a recurring amount by the month or by 4 week time periods. You can also get some limited edition T-shirts. Of course, regular, one-time donations can still […]

WalterCon 07 Survey

by @ Friday, May 4th, 2007. Filed under Haiku

After a lot of good discussion of the WalterCon content on the OpenBeOS (Haiku) mailing list, Michael Phipps has posted a survey for consideration into the planning of the next WalterCon.  You can find it here: http://www.my3q.com/home2/161/mphipps/waltercon.phtml The survey itself lends more to location, cost and interest, but I think that the thread on the […]

We Need a Graphics Artist

by @ Friday, April 20th, 2007. Filed under Art / Image, Site News

BeGroovy is preparing for a website redesign, among other efforts, and we have an urgent need for someone that does graphics arts better than Yez or I can (which isn’t asking for much), since Cougar is a bit too occupied recently to do anything for us.  The work will be mainly logos, the category icons […]

JLG Denounces Zeta (update) – Purplus Follows Magnussoft

by @ Wednesday, April 11th, 2007. Filed under yellowTab

As posted on other sites, our ex-fearless leader has denounced yellowTab of ever holding any license for modification and distribution of Be Intellectual Property whilst JLG sat on the board of directors at PalmSource. Considering that, and the fact that JLG lead Be, Inc., I’d say that we have confirmation of the legality of Zeta […]

The End of the Second Era

by @ Monday, April 2nd, 2007. Filed under yellowTab

So, if you haven’t spotted it on IsComputerOn or BeOS News, Bernd has officially closed of the Second era of BeOS commercialism (Be, Inc., and BeOS, being the obvious first) – Zeta is no more. Bernd’s post sounds like it was harder to write than my own closing at beunited, and I’m sad to see […]

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