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Hotel Holidae Inn In California by Prince Mason
Here is a mash-up that I kept waiting and waiting for someone talented to create. It seems so obvious- the songs match up so well, I figured it would inevitably come out at some point.
After years of waiting, I decided to take matters into my own hands. For your listening pleasure, Prince Mason Presents: Hotel Holidae Inn in California.
One of the best resources we have (that people seemingly don’t use enough) is apt.ubuntu.com.
In the beginning we tried doing apt:// links, but that required websites and programs supporting it, so now we have a URL that you can just give to a person like http://apt.ubuntu.com/p/banshee, they clicky, and it fires up the Software Center and prompts them to install it.
This is way handier than telling people “apt-get install blah …”, easier to use, and very handy for tweeting, etc. Well, apt.ubuntu.com is ugly, and doesn’t work on Chrome, which is a bummer for me.
Well, Marco Ceppi has been working on this, check it out:
Marco’s ready to take this to the next level, but he needs translations. Luckily, the project is in Launchpad, so any help you can lend a hand would be appreciated: https://translations.launchpad.net/apturlredirector
(Oh, feel free to snag the code, submit branches, etc.)
Call for Help and Ideas!
Everyone knows I love web apps. You have two extremes. Old school “native apps and in control of my data” and then the other which is basically ChromeOS; No local state, all web. Most people are in the middle. You might love Gmail but the thought of having a remote…
Something that has bugged me for sometime is the web-based alias for the apt:// protocol. For those who don’t know what APT is - nevermind the protocol, it’s simply a web-alias for installing Ubuntu packages from the official repositories. However it’s near impossible to make a valid link in forums posts, twitter, blogs, etc like “Download Flashplayer! apt:flashplayer-nonfree” Most services don’t make the apturl a valid link.
So Ubuntu has http://apt.ubuntu.com/ which basically does just that - creates web-linkable address for the apt url. It works similar to this: http://apt.ubuntu.com/p/flashplayer-nonfree That will essential work as if you’re visiting apt:flashplayer-nonfree. Now for the problem (there are several) - this was a great idea though no one seems to maintain it.