"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Friday, 20 August 2010

DVD labelling with Lightscribe on Ubuntu (and the EEEPC)

Just before departing for the Philippines I bought a Lacie external DVD burner for using with the EEEPC. I only needed to be able to burn DVDs while travelling but, since the price difference was minimal, I decided to buy a Lightscribe capable DVD burner. Now, back in Italy, while I'm involved in preparing vacation's slide-shows and and videos, I decided to burn my first Lightscribe label using Ubuntu and the EEEPC.


There are plenty of tutorials on the 'net about installing Lightscribe software, I based myself on this tutorial from Ubuntu community. First I downloaded Lightscribe system software and labelling software deb packages from the following links:
then I installed them with the dpkg command (you can do it also by double-clicking on the files)
sudo dpkg --install lightscribe-
sudo dpkg --install lightscribeApplications-
sudo dpkg --install 4l_1.0-r6_i386.deb

Saturday, 14 August 2010

I'm back

Hello I'm back! After one month of relaxing stay in the Philippines I eventually returned in Italy. I know, I promised to write something while in the Philippines … I didn't, sorry, but I was really too relaxed. One thing really impressed me in the Philippines has been the great offer of WiFi internet connection available: in hotels, commercial centres, and even while travelling from Cebu to Tagbilaran on the OceanJet ships. So different from the odd WiFi situation here in Italy!
By the way now I'm back here in Italy and, even if I'm committed to sorting, managing and showing something like 13GB of pictures an video I'll be soon back with some boring technical post.
Stay Tuned!