DbVisualizer 4.0 is out and you can see the new features. Even the free version of this excellent SQL development tool is better than many tools that ship with the relational databases themselves (e.g. MySQL) and the commercial version is not expensive.
I’ve got a start on the new version of my Fedora Core Getting Started document. Eventually I hope to have this be a more comprehensive thing which covers all the basic applications and how to do some simple stuff in detail as well as making the case why installing a modern Linux distribution like Fedora is actually the easiest thing to do for most people because it includes useful productivity software already setup and program installation of needed software is actually getting easier than under Windows.
In the new version there is also a link to my discourse on keyboard handling under Linux, Why Johnny Can’t Hit Volume Up. I’m very much looking forward to some feedback on this document so I can know if there are in fact easier ways for end users to setup their keyboards than the one on which I’ve settled.
Apparently I’m going to link to funny stuff today: Catenema.com: Do NOT Try This at Home!
Electronic Gaming Monthly gave a bunch of little kids some classics like Pong, Super Mario, and Mattel’s electronic football game and wrote down their reactions. Kids Play Good stuff :)
I’ve finished a rough first version of a getting started guide for using Fedora Core Linux as your main operating system. It goes through some tools you might not be familiar with, helps with installing some really wonderful software you may need, and talks about some configuration you might need to do.
My wife had some wonderful comments on making it better after she read an early draft (including pointing out that it was completely out of any sensible order) and anything good about this version can probably be traced to her. Anything bad about it should probably be dumped at my doorstep. If you’ve got anything to add to the document, any comments or anything else then please email me at the address at the top of every page on my website.
Rockelle uses the same Movable Type installation I do and lately she’s started getting oddball comments posted to a few entries. Here’s some info on why and why they may affect lots of blggers: Flapper’s Folly: Blog Comment Spam