Birthday present

Ahlem sent me a Birthday present which I’m wearing in this picture. I’m watching the FA cup final.
The text, which comes from an episode of the Simpsons is:

C:/DOS
C:/DOS/RUN
RUN/DOS/RUN

Renate took the photo!

Multimedia Consumption Day

Today, I’ve been mostly watching Google videos! Aside from the previously blogged video on the death of the desktop I’ve also watched Brion Vibber’s Google Tech Talk on Wikipedia and the MediaWiki software that drives it. Also from Google Video was this Documentary on Open Source available on Google Video:

> “Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements. It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf.”

Here’s the video:
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=7707585592627775409&hl=en

In my copious remaining free time, I have also added a links and a few new pages to the [Swansea Learning Lab Resources Wiki](http://learninglab.swan.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php), and listened to Part 1 of the [JavaOne retrospective podcast](http://javaposse.com/index.php?post_id=215987), the first of two special podcasts from the [Java Posse](http://javaposse.com/).

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Away with Applications: The Death of the Desktop

In this video, recorded at Google and released as a [TechTalk Video](http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6856727143023456694), Aza Raskin from [Humanized](www.humanized.com), the company behind [Enso](http://www.humanized.com/products/), tells us what the next user interface technology may look like. http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6856727143023456694&hl=en

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