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WeFunk Radio For Android

I’ve just uploaded a new free Android app to the Marketplace. It’s called ‘WeFunkRadio’ and allows you to tune into the awesome WEFUNK Radio shows 24 hour shoutcast stream.

WEFUNK is a weekly radio mix-show, hosted and produced for more than a decade by Montreal DJs Professor Groove and DJ Static. Since their first show in 1996 they’ve been selecting only the best in hip hop, funk & soul — from old to new, classics, rare gems, new releases and more. Tune in any time and experience hip hop’s roots and future along with the rich legacy of funk, soul and jazz.
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Android App – MinFreeManager v1.5

I’ve just updated MinFreeManager to version 1.5, changes are …

  • Android 1.5 support!
  • Presets – default (stock), mild & aggressive
  • Save your own ‘custom’ preset for easy application
  • No bug fixes, ‘coz there weren’t any, bonza :)

You can get the app using this QR code:

… or by searching the market for ‘MinFreeManager’, or by downloading the APK here.

Enjoy.

Wubi – the easiest way to install Ubuntu

Now this is cool… If you are running Windows and would like to try Ubuntu, your first step is to load up the ‘Live Cd’. All well and good, and you get a nice working system with no work and no messing with your Windows partitions, but as it’s running of a CD you loose all your changes each time you reboot. The next step, installing Ubuntu to a drive, used to involve messing with partitions, installing boot-loaders and ultimately risking loosing everything if the great hard-drive gods were angry with you.

The solution? Wubi!

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Wubi lets you install a complete, fully working Ubuntu system into a standard file held inside your Windows file system. After installing and rebooting it will add a new ‘Ubuntu’ entry to the Windows boot menu, choosing this will boot your new Ubuntu system. No partitions to setup, no Grub or messing with the windows boot loader. If you decide you want to remove Ubuntu you simply run the uninstaller in Windows and away it goes!

Even better, if you decide you want to switch over to Ubuntu fully at a later date you can use the complimentary ‘LVPM’ tool to move your virtual disk to a real partition and install Grub, and in 10 minutes you have a full standalone Ubuntu install. You can then delete the Wubi virtual drive from Windows, or even easier, remove Windows :)

Flosc AS3 Classes

Flosc (Flash Open Sound Control) is a project by Ben Chun that looks like it’s been around for a while but I’d never heard of until I had call to use it in FWiidom.

In fact I’d never heard of Open Sound Control either, but apparently it’s intended as something akin to clunky old MIDI, but over TCP. Flosc is a little Java server that sits and intercepts OSC packets and turns them into Flash XML packets. The classes in the zip below will allow you to connect easily to the Flosc sever and send and receive events and data to any connected OSC device.

I was using these classes for two way communication between Flash and Glove Pie (and thus the Wiimote) and it all worked fine. In theory you should be able to control any OSC device, including some pretty cool sound kit such as MaxMSP or Traktor.

>> Download Flosc AS3 Classes <<
This zip just contains the new AS3 classes, you’ll still need to get the main Flosc files.

LFPUG Linux Presentation Slides

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Way back in November last year I did a presentation at the London Flash Platform Usergroup. I ran through a quick intro to Linux, what makes it different, and why you may (or may not) want to try it out, as well as giving a demo of my Beryl desktop.

I also showed how to install the (back then brand new) Beta Linux Flash Player, and how to set up a completely Open Source Flash development environment using Eclipse, MTASC & ASDT.

I had a lot of fun doing the pres, and gave out a whole stack of Ubuntu CD’s afterwards. The slides were supposed to go up on the LFPUG site at the same time as the video, but that all got rather delayed… so I thought I’d post my slides here instead. Better late than never :)


Download “Getting Flash on Linux” presentation slides

(The useful Flash info is from about slide 17 onwards)

Edit – the video is up on the LFPUG site too now, bit dark but check it out