Searching amaroK From Tellico

I just added a script to kde-apps.org for searching your amaroK music collection from within Tellico.
tellico-search-amarok is a python script and requires amaroK to be running. Directions for setting it up as an external data source in Tellico are given at the kde-apps.org page.

I’ve also added a limited capability to Get Hot New Stuff into Tellico SVN right now, and this is my first test. The data source dialog has a New Stuff button that will grab info from the Tellico website.

I’m dreaming about having a Tellico Scripts section on kde-apps.org! Along with associated download counts and ratings. I’m not sure who to ask about that. I sent a contact message via the website, but haven’t gotten a response yet. amaroK uses kde-apps.org for its script installation and tracking, and as is readily apparent, I walk in their footsteps whenever possible.

A Failure of the Press

William J. Bennett and Alan M. Dershowitz co-writing an article? Wow. What is the world coming to. And they even make a lot of sense!

To put it simply, radical Islamists have won a war of intimidation. They have cowed the major news media from showing these cartoons. The mainstream press has capitulated to the Islamists — their threats more than their sensibilities. One did not see Catholics claiming the right to mayhem in the wake of the republished depiction of the Virgin Mary covered in cow dung, any more than one saw a rejuvenated Jewish Defense League take to the street or blow up an office when Ariel Sharon was depicted as Hitler or when the Israeli army was depicted as murdering the baby Jesus.

A Failure of the Press

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

The third annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” on Thursday, February 20, 2003, marked the introduction of a major Web resource for current and prospective female engineers. The Women in Engineering Organization is the first Web site to organize information about educational and career opportunities and programs for female engineers into one central clearinghouse, aiming to help girls and women continue to explore the field of engineering beyond a one day experience.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

I quipped to my colleague today, “How about Introduce an Engineer to a Woman day?” I think I’d jump at that. πŸ˜›

Yes, they're still going

Occasionally, one of my friends will ask me. “Whatever happened to those rovers you guys sent up to Mars?” And I get to respond, “Oh, they’re still running around!” And if you’ve not kept up, the reason for the battery longevity turned out to be the Martian winds, in the form of dust devils.

And it gradually began to dawn on the Earth-bound rover operators what was happening: wind from the passing dust devils was blowing away any dust that had accumulated on the solar panels, giving the rovers a new lease on life with each passage.

Devilish weather on Mars | csmonitor.com