My Crazy Idea of Future Web

Hell of work I’m doing these days. But this funny and freaking idea of future web started to ghost through my mind! May be I’m overloaded with work and started to see things. Whatever..

The future web. What would it be like? It keeps developing and developing 24 hours nonstop. Millions and billions of geeks/freaks/nerds and hackers are trying to make a new change. Speed is optimized by software+hardware and reliability is Secured by firewalls  but on other hand its not a safe place anymore to visit.

This is my crazy idea (please don’t get freaked out 😀 ).The future web may not have any browsers to browse or computer screens. Users may wear handy looking high tech “browsing goggles” . There will be nice comfortable “browsing chars” to give you those fancy vibrating and shaking real life effects. And your DTS surround system may serve as the noise of world wide web.

Then you power on your high power PC which definitely runs GNU/Linux. Then you turn on the browsing goggles…

First you will feel the empty 3D cyberspace around you, dark and silent. Then you may notice billions of tiny little particles of web sites. You may able to touch them,move them or throw them away in to the deep cyberspace as you wanted. Yeah they may Emmit beautiful colors too. I guess my favorite networks like google, youtube and wordpress will appear as giant colorful,glorious galaxies. Suddenly you wants to find something.. System takes 0.5mses to reads your brain signals and identify what you wanted and send a virtual character in front of you . Mostly it will be a kind looking lady in a pure white dress(mostly with the google logo). She identifies her self to you and asks your requirement. Then she may grab the the missing particle and give it to you…

Wow just think how it would be like! Freakingly awesome huh. I think Its better to stop now. Because you may already thinking that Dushi has gone crazy! Who knows this comic may be a prediction of the future web! What do you think of the future web? Will it be something like I mentioned ? Or is it just another freakish idea? What ever it is feel free to comment..

adios

Cyberspace in Future

Cyberspace in Future

Note : The technology mentioned above is never been built and I’m not doing cocaine or weed 😀

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My Linux is in My Pen Drive [PuppyLinux4.1].

Yes, by all it means now it is also inside my pen drive. But what’s so special?

Answer: mm… its only 94MB of capacity, it allows persistent data and it has all the features of a normal distro . So what else I need? 😉

PyppyLinux4.1
PyppyLinux4.1

Haha ..  Let me explain. I heard about a very small Linux distro by a friend of mine. So I looked forward to find out more. It was ‘Puppy Linux4.1.2’. You can also download it from www.puppylinux.com. First I thought ‘oh its only 94 mega bytes… What the hell it should be some kind of useless crap’. But at the end it really pissed me about my under estimation! As I mentioned now its in my pen drive. its clean, stable and very user-friendly.  I spend only about 8 minutes to install, maybe less. It only gets seconds to boot into the RAM. Then you are good to go. This distro is specially designed for hot plugs.  You can plug it to any machine which has minimum of 48MB of RAM and 8MB of Shared Video. But you want be loosing your default settings and other saved data. That’s what I meant by ‘persistent data’. Puppy asks you to save all your settings into the drive you are currently using. Mostly it’ll be a small file with some allocated mega bytes in your pen. Not like other Linux distros, you need not have to make special partitions or file systems in your pen drive or other device. If its default file system is FAT, You can install Linux on FAT. That’s because the installed location only contains compressed files and at the bootstrap it uncompress them to the RAM.

Puppy 4.1.2 has two graphical servers. ‘X.org’ and ‘Xvesa’ (I use Xvesa). Its default desktop mostly looks like KDE. It gives ‘abiword 2.6.3’ as a word processor. I felt it like Open Office while I’m using it. It has ‘SeaMonky1.1.11’ for browsing (something like Firefox). It has a handy Personal Organizer call ‘OSMO’. Like the other organizers it allows you to maintain your contacts, tasks and calendar. Like that ‘Calc’ for spread sheets, ‘InkscapeLIte’ and ‘mtpait3.21’ a simple GTK paining program for art work, ‘Geany 0.12’ the fast & light weight IDE, The puppy PDF converter (this is the first time I got a PDF converter as a default of the OS) and it also provide CD ripping tools like ‘Ripoff CD song ripper’  and also a number of CD/DVD burning software.

A special thing I saw about Puppy Linux is it covers all the main requirements of a normal user.  Finally have to say something about its ‘Gxin 0.5.9 media player’. It runs almost all types of media formats (I personally experienced good results by running following media formats: – .avi,.mp4,.mp3,.3gp,.DAT,.mpg,.divx,.wmv,) .

You really have to try out ‘Puppy Linux’ in your machine. And feel free to comment your thoughts.

Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Linux Mint5 Elyssa?

ubuntu8.10

ubuntu8.10

Well first I should thank to Canonical guys for sending me their latest versions of Ubuntu and Kubuntu. I mean ubuntu8.10  and kubuntu8.10. They are doing hell a lot of work to give their best OS to Linux community. I appreciate you guys a lot.

Lets start with ‘ubuntu8.10’. Yes it was nice. It took about 24 minutes for the installation (with 1.8GHz of processing power). They have improved some of its art work and it’s in good shape. I think now its working more stable more than it ever did. And maybe some of you want see any difference but believe me it has improved, GNOME is used to be like that. GNOME developers never breaks it simplicity.

KDE4.1

KDE4.1

Then I installed ‘kubuntu8.10’ into My PC. It took about 17minutes. I was tempting to try this out from a long time because I m kind a KDE guy. It was KDE4.1. yaa…. By all means it has changed a lot! I mean a ‘lot’! It’s with all kind of fancy widgets and smashing stuff, finished with an awesome art work. Seems to be KDE developers have worked hard past few days. But actually it didn’t fit for me. Because I felt it puts too much weight on my 512MB RAM card (it requires 256MB of minimum RAM, so I got twice), I felt that its simplicity has taken away. I felt some day its going to be like ‘vista’ (which freaks me out and don’t like). But I’m not telling KDE4.1 is bad or confusing the user. It has lots of good new things. This is something I felt personally, so may be you’ll like it so much. But I personally like KDE3.5 more than KDE4.1

Linux-Mint5
Linux-Mint5

Linux mint5…well before ‘5’ ill tell you about ‘4’. I also wrote a post about linux mint4 Daryna recommending to use it. With no doubts I still say its a cool/awesome distro. But! Sometimes its a disaster! Because it gets crash a lot and have problems on stability. For this purpose Linux mint developing team has gave a great answer. Its Linux Mint5. I’m using Mint5 Elyssa from the day its been out and I still didn’t experience any errors (I don’t know, maybe its ‘Crash Handler’ is not working! Just joking). It comes with KDE3.5.9 and comes with all the useful packages and codex (which I mentioned early in my old post about Daryna). Fun to work with, I recommend this for every one to use.

Its Not Cool……

               Well… last two days I was trying to do some improvements in my Blog. The 1st thing I wanted is to change my theme to get a nice look. Mm… I know my old theme sucks! The 2nd was to put Google AdSense [ www.adsense.com ] on My Site. So as everybody does I looked at wordpress.com themes collection first. But they didn’t fill my requirements. So I Google to find something to fit my taste, something special. Then I found this www.wordpress.org website. It was awesome. They provide a new wordpress version [Version 2.6.1], cool themes, so much new plugins and a large number of more cool options. And most of all it’s an Open Source Project. But the thing is we can’t use wordpress.org stuff in wordpress.com. So I had to go back with wordpress.com theme collection.  I found this theme. It’s nice, but I like something more customizable, you know…  So that is how my ‘New Theme’ effort went.

                Then I also had to give up my Adsense plane too. Because wordpress.com doesn’t allow its users to put up Google Ads on their Blogs. I should have to say that’s really uncool. Ya WordPress.com is doing a great job for its users. But if they can be little bit more flexible on our requirements, that’s really good I think.

                So as an option for this I’m thinking to mirror my blog also to www.Blogspot.com . I really want this Google AdSense so bad. Ill tell you when I’m finished. It doesn’t mean that I’m leaving wordpess.com, just hoping to publish the same content also at Blogspot. Ill let you know when I’m done with my new work.                

The Flavor of Mint

       At the beginning I was so unhappy about Linux distributions. Because I didn’t found the right thing to satisfy me. So I tried lot of distribution. I tried Fedora 8 (it’s my 1st shot), Debian Etch, Elive, Ubuntu and Kubuntu.

            But finally I found Linux Mint. Presently I’m using Linux Mint4 Daryna KDE Community edition. Well all I have to say is “Cool”! It comes with all the latest Linux packages, and especially it’s a good solution for people that don’t have an internet connection at their home.

            There are some special features I really like in Daryna. The first thing is its very user friendly so it’s easy to work with, and it’s also focused on Entertainment side. I mean about the players, like Kaffeine, MPlayer and Amarok. Yet I didn’t found any media format which is not running in these players! Amazing huh! Usually in other linux distros we have to download the codecs and stuff to run media files for the first time we use it. But Daryna provides all those things in its DVD.

            I have to say something about the ‘Kate text editor’. It makes my work very convenient.  I use it for my coding purposes instead of ‘vi editor’. I use it to code “html, xml, java scripting, c++, c and php”. K3B is another exiting software to use! Once I heard that it’s the finest CD/DVD writing tool in Open Source Software.  When I want to do any Art Work I usually open GIMP.  Daryna provides the latest version of GIMP. It works just like adobe photo shop, but very simple and low memory consuming.

            Some other Software I like in Daryna is Gwenview, Kpdf, OpenOffice and FireFox.  You only have to spend 25 minutes of installation time to experience its taste. I personally think all other Linux distributions should be like Linux Mint. Because its very attractive, accurate and reliable to work with. I think Linux Mint is another tremendous achieve of GNU/Linux.        

                           

Internet censorship makes me sick!

 The government of Sri Lanka is going to censor the internet and going to ‘BLOCK’ the sites, which contains adult content! Namely, “PORNOGRAPHY”. They say that they are doing this process to protect the culture of Sri Lanka and to protect the minds of the future generation. It seems to be that their determining to do this in a good, community friendly manner. If so I agree with them. But will it really works?? And are they really going to do that?? After this  what would happen??
 
   White listing or black listing the sites makes local users blocked temporally visiting them. Let’s say it’s good. But it’s not the end! After that if any one wants that kind of material can personally pay to the government to gain access and get what they want.  It makes the government the only authorized agent of Sri Lanka who sells porn to the citizens! Just like selling alcohol, and earn money by its taxes.  And if any one wants porn they won’t just stay and masturbate, they will pay to the government and get them.
 
 People like them won’t stop because of money. They will throw money without thinking about the price. And after downloading the stuff they won’t hide the content from others, they will expose them to the community may be they would resell them to local buyers. Who knows?? Then what would happen?  Of course the only thing can be happen is to put government on the 1st place in “porn selling and the content will go again to miners hands”. Someone can say, if government can put new rules and regulations for its customers it will put them down….. Ya ,its good if it can be done. Would these types of people follow rules?  I don’t think so!

 Countries like ‘Peoples Republic of China’ is also using internet censorship in their country. But most of the citizens of china don’t like it. The China’s authorities have put more than sixty rules for their internet consumers. The Freedom to brows the   internet is totally been abused by its government. The rules are changing day by day without even considering the old ones. Most of these rules are based on to take political advantages. China’s internet users cannot even browse the most common social sites like Wikipedia, Facebook. And even they have put rule to Google. Most of the international news site are also been blocked. They also sensors the local Bloggers on live.  If they found any blog page with something that government doesn’t want to expose, it only takes one or two minutes to erase them without warning. It doesn’t have to be sex or anything in their list. All it has to be something that authority don’t like! With this kind of restrictions have they able to put down pornography in china?? May be they have been able to control coming ‘unwanted sexual content’ from foreign countries into their country, but we all know  about the china’s local sex productions!           

 And on other hand, will it work in a country like ours which uses “Free Trading Methods?”  The traders will ship “SEX” to Sri Lanka from all over the world to supply to the demand. Another problem is these kind of blocking systems are sometimes not working properly. Sometimes they misunderstand valuable sites as restricted ones and block them. Usually the ‘school net’ does. 

 Giving the control of Internet to government’s hand is also can be cause problems in future. Because the limitations are always depends on government’s attitudes. Political corruption effects directly to their attitudes. If the internet freedom of Sri Lanka starts to get pollute by political corruption the damage would be dramatic. They can stop any site as they want. They can do that by saying “its a threat to the National Security……….”                  
  
    Like this you can see, this is just another hack to put some more new taxes!   I saw some government agents while speaking on the media about the affection causes by the internet to children of Sri Lanka. They speaks like the internet is all about porn! They are putting that attitude into the community of Sri Lanka. We should not forget that the majority of our country, still not using the Internet. So they don’t know much about the internet. So most of the people get only the good side of Internet censorship. And they get a bad image of internet.

 If they really want to do this there are options to follow. Like… using child protection systems at there home. Most of the countries are already uses these type of techniques….. Don’t think that I’m yelling because I’m a ‘sex addict’!!! I’m just saying that “No body can stop someone who watches PORN by putting restrictions, the only way to stop him/her by changing their attitudes”. Yes it’s hard but it has to be don in that way. Internet censorship is not the way.

Let Me Blogg Too!

 Hi! I’m Dushan and you can call me ‘DUSHI’. Don’t ask why I have put ‘888’ in front of my name, its something I couldn’t stop. I just stepped into the blogging world so give me some time to make my pages looks professional. Actually I don’t want them to be professional because ‘keeping it real’ is not something in my agenda.

            So if I tell something more about me, as I told I’m Dushan the Dushi. And of course proud to say that I’m an IT student of ‘Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT).’And I’m so satisfied about my Student life. I’m having FUN + lot of work in my life. I’m so much interested about FOSS activities and the world Technology + + + gaming, my favorite. Enough for now about me.

            Through my blogg I’m hoping to share things about FOSS, Technology and things what I know about GNU/Linux (my favorite OS) + stuff. I have seeing lot of extraordinary blogg pages of my friends and others, so my dream is to make my pages like that and to share my knowledge with others. That’s what FOSS culture is all about, isn’t it?  Bye for now. Share your knowledge!

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