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Katapult ebuild

Current version: katapult-0.3.1 This is a very simple ebuild for katapult. Katapult is an application for KDE, written in C++, designed to allow faster access to applications, bookmarks, and other items. It is plugin-based, so it can launch anything that has a plugin for. Its display is driven by plugins as well, so its appearance…
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SonyBMG again

A while ago I blogged about my experiences with the Air album WalkieTalkie. This album has (had?) some awful content protection mechanism. The protection caused the album to sound like a LP that had seen too many parties. Back in the days I talked to BMG about it, they offered to change the CD for…
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Two pieces of news stoke my attention today. Both arrived on Heise. First of all: the European Parlament blocked the European Patents. So there will at least be a delay on that front. More information (German) can be found here. Second: it is still legal to download from allofmp3, but it might be illegal for…
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Hundreds of 1900s-1930s MP3s

The shameless content thievery department found the following info on Boingboing.net. Here are MP3s made from hundreds of 78RPM discs recorded between 1900 and 1930. Included are notes on the transfer process and discographic information. Link. Now I only wished they had a torrent.

Amarok SVN ebuild

I regularly check the SVN builds of Amarok my favorite music program (if you are using linux, go check it out). Since I also use Gentoo, I just needed to have a good ebuild for it. I found a very good file on the Amarok forums, but had some small problems with it (it did…
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