Monthly Archives: September 2008

Pandora Pre-orders… Or Not

We would if we could, but us Pandora fans cannot pre-order. The reason? See for yourself. At the time of this writing, the site is either slow in the dialup extreme, or simply resets. The Digg publicity it got last night is really taking effect now.

Last we heard, Craig, the head of Pandora development, said they needed another half-hour or so (I think). The “or so” part is important – now that the so-called set time for pre-orders has gone by, it’s anyone’s guess as to when they’ll actually open.

This would be exciting, if it weren’t for the fact that over a “couple thousand” users are reported to be visiting the site today. Keep in mind there’s only 3000 units available in the first batch. Chilling, isn’t it?

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OpenPandora Pre-orders!

If you haven’t been keeping up on the Pandora handheld I talked about a while back, you probably don’t know pre-orders begin on September 30th. Well, they do. If you want to stay up-to-date with the Pandora, sign up to the low traffic newsletter on their website (look in the upper-right corner).

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Coping with a Generic Compiz Installation… Patiently

One look at the Compiz Fusion installation page at the Gentoo Linux Wiki and you might think it’s so very easy to get Compiz up and running. If you thought that, though, then you forgot that I’m running all this on a six-year-old “Dell Dimension 4500S” computer with a depreciated Intel 845GL integrated graphics card. Yup, this was gonna get interesting.

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