Video Download Helper

Without a doubt my favorite Firefox extension. Available in both Windows and Linux. The Video download helper. It lets you download videos from Youtube and dozens of other websites.

DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction. Its purpose is to capture video and image files from many sites.

Just surf the Web as you are used to, when DownloadHelper detects it can do something for you, the icon gets animated and a menu allows you to download files by simply clicking an item

For instance, if you go to a YouTube page, you’ll be able to download the video directly on your file system. It also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost and others.

Go have a nosey, its a simple plug in for Firefox so a quick and easy setup.


Ubuntu Full Circle Free Magazinel

I was reminded of this cracking free download magazine yesterday. its a downloadable free magazine about Ubuntu of course.

I went looking for all my old issues last night and in true distro hopper style realised they had been swallowed by the hard drive monster yonks ago. I grabbed the most recent issue and after a quick read found it to still be a really good quality magazine.

Now why cant they sell it in newsagents eh? ^^

Have a nosey and download a copy yourself, its free so whats stopping you? ^^

Ubuntu user magazine

I spotted a new magazine in WHSmiths today. Its was called Ubuntu-User and was made by the same people that make Linux-Magazine.

I snarffled a copy of it of course. Now, much though im happy Ubuntu has gotten big enough to make people feel its worth its own magazine, and much though the articles were ok, i wont be buying the secound issue unless it bulks out a bit.

I found myself wondering about the steep price of £8 for such a thin magazine with such little content. Even the disk is a free download and is on the front of every other Linux magazine about.

Anywhos, if your interested you can find their website at ;

Happy reading!

Clairede Dirval live at Blue Moons

Clairede Dirval is live at Blue Moons Weds 10 June at 2pm. Once her again her rocking voice graces our presence and she sing a mix of rock tunes with the most awesome voice! Its always a packed house when she sings, and for a good reason. She sings anything from ‘First Cut is the Deepest’ to ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’. Along with her faithful companion Heather Steampunk and an assortment of cracking fans (including a darned kitty!) she really does have the house dancing. ^^

If you use Ubuntu linux or one of its derivatives there’s a guide to installing Second life through Repos on this site (click Extra Linux Repos on the left of this page).

Claired Dirvals Website : Linkage

Blue Moon Bordello SLurl :

Sweets Wedding 2

Sweets Wedding 1

Danger from the Deep

This game looks awesome! Its a submarine combat based game that is still in Alpha. I will hopefully have network play when its finished.

Danger from the Deep (known as dangerdeep or DftD) is a free (as in free speech), Open Source World War II german submarine simulator. The program and source code is available under the GPL license and most of the artwork/data is released under a Creative Commons license (Attribution/NonCommercial/Non-Derivative works).

DftD is currently being developed on Linux (i386 and AMD64) and Windows. There are binarys available for Linux (i386 and amd64), Windows (32bit) and there are some old packages for MacOSX. Danger from the Deep makes use of SDL/OpenGL and thus should be portable to other operating systems or platforms.

DftD has even been reported to work on:

* Windows (2000/XP/98)
* Linux (i386/x86-64/sparc64)
* FreeBSD (x86-64/sparc64/IA64)
* MacOS X (ppc64)

This game is planned as tactical simulation and will be as realistic as our time and knowledge of physics allows. It’s current state is ALPHA, but it is playable. If anyone want’s to contribute in development, you’re welcome, just email the dangerdeep-devel mailing list. Contributing binary packages for various Linux distributions would also be much appreciated.

Its still quite buggy (well, for me, really buggy) but it is playable. You can download the sourcecode from the website and compile it yourself. Have a nosey.

Danger from the Deep relaunched, and looking rather spiffing at the moment ^^

Ive been having a nosey around the new and improved recently and ive got say the new website is awesome! I absolutely love it!

It has a mix of blogs, news, guides, documentation, distro news all sorts. Very good, i have bookmarked the site and registered already of course.

I got into the site more though when i read the tour guide (yes there’s a tour of the website).

Go have a nosey, its a really good website now, theres a lot to see. 🙂

Iriskaye Siamendes at Blue Moons

Iriskaye Siamendes will be playing singing live at Blue Moons tonight! Ive heard her once and she sounds fantastic. She will begin singing at 2pm SL time tonight, the 3rd of June (10pm UK time). A SLurl to our land along with her performing a Christmas gig is below! 🙂

Edhausen Morpork In Concert at Blue Moon

Edhausen Morpork is playing live at the Blue Moon Bordello tonight! He has the most excellent voice!

Ed Hausen has been playing guitar and keyboard since the age of 11. Lead singer in RL band for over 30 years. Ed enjoys making music for his fans in Second Life. Married for 17 years to the love of his life Connie Chauveau. He sings the music styles Western Swing, Country, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Rock and Gospel.

He starts tonight at 3pm SL time (11pm UK time) at the Blue Moon Bordello, there is a link to our SLurl below so feel free to swing by 🙂 Also a video off him at Jazzers Paradise, go have a look, hes fantastic 🙂

SLurl to Blue Moon Bordello :

Complete Penumbra Set for $20

Artificial-Intelligence just posted up on Ubuntu Magazine that the whole Penumbra set of games are available for $20. Just passing the news on, go have a look 🙂 They are truly awesome games!

Installing Eternal Lands on Ubuntu

This guide is for Ubuntu (we have some sudo apt getting at the beginning) but is easily translatable to other distros.

Ok, first we will need a few things, open terminal and type / copy paste the following :

sudo apt-get install libsdl-net1.2 libsdl-image1.2 libglu1-mesa libcal3d12

Hop over to Eternal Lands download page and grab the Linux download and the sound download.

Personally i download all things to my desktop, if you download stuff to elsewhere you will need to tweak this a bit.

mkdir -p ~/.Games/EternalLands
cd ~/Desktop
cd el_install
chmod +x el.x86-64.linux.bin
mv * ~/.Games/EternalLands

Now we need to add in the sound file.

cd ~/Desktop
unzip -d ~/.Games/EternalLands

You should be ready to go 🙂 Hope someone finds this useful!

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