For all users of Atmosphir (http://www.atmosphir.com), the beta desktop client has been released. Providing a lot better performance, fast loading times, smooth editing, all because it runs from your desktop!
grab a copy at http://www.atmosphir.com today, and keep making those great levels.
The educational module I am developing is nearing completion, starting next monday it will be tested in a group of pupils for the first time. If you didn't get a look of it yet, head over to http://www.learnlab.nl/JCU/index.html to get a peek of what's in store!
As my activities expanding, the need to move this website became evident.
Moved now to Deziweb (http://www.deziweb.com) for bigger storage/better performance and bigger bandwidth, while saving a few euro's.
So if you found this blog offline the last few days, thats the reason.
To those few that actually read my blog heres a new post.
It has been quiet the past few months, mainly due to my new job. I started working at the University of Utrecht at the department bèta. The part I am working at is at the Junior College (JCU for short) where I am developing an educational module on the subject of gaming technology in dutch.
This module will use Atmosphir as gaming development environment, which is a bit like Minecraft, but then cool . A preview of the module (in dutch) is available at www.learnlab.nl/JCU/index.html, feed back can be sent using the contact option here.
So please let me know what you think of it, and try Atmosphir for yourself at www.atmosphir.com!
Expect some moe minor and major posts in the coming few weeks, stay tuned!
For now I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Door het Ichthus College te Veenendaal wordt je/u uitgenodigd aanwezig te zijn bij een symposium over Informatica en Geloof. Voor meer informatie bezoek www.informaticaengeloof.nl
Het symposium wordt gehouden op 26 oktober, en toegang is gratis na aanmelding.
Hey (to whoever is reading this),
Recently there has not been a lot of activity going on on my blog, which was mainly due to changes in work, vacation etc.
For the vacation, I'd like to share the following video of us going through the Cheddar Gorge by bike, for a small impression.
For clarification, we did the End-2-End fully self-sustained in 1406 miles, in about 4 weeks, overal the weather was not too bad, although we got the usualy England/Scotland rain.
For the near future, expect some updates, Ebox 2.0 is out, and Ill be developing a module in gaming technology at the JCU (which also is my new employer). Till then, it's me /overandout!
just a quick update. Ebox is still rocking at a small to medium office I provide the services for. Some minor issues with openLDAP and openLDAP again since I first wrote about it. Some manual labor in restoring a backup but in general it has been doing great.
For all those that use ebox themselves, the interface is also available in mobile browsers, tested on opera 4 and 5, BOLT (for blackberry) and Safari on iPhone.
Stay tuned for the release of their new (2.0) version, based on Ubuntu 10.04LTS which will be reviewed here once released and tested.
Recently I discovered a novelty (for me) on the hunt for groupware solutions, called ebox or ebox-platform for full (http://www.ebox-platform.com).
This solution does not focus strictly on groupware or e-mail but provides a fully costomizable office package with DNS,DHCP,LDAP,MAIL,PROXY and a lot more solutions, based on the LTS release of Ubuntu (8.04 LTS that is).
The first installation of ebox 1.2 was a breeze, and in general performance and configuration is very easy. Setting up as a groupware server they decided to include egroupware, not really my choice. Fortunately in the 1.3 beta they now included a solution based on roundcube, which works a lot faster and looks a lot better.
Next step was the installation of ebox as a LDC (Local Domain Controller) with some Windows XP/Vista/W7/Ubuntu clients, with different types of users, a brother laserprinter and shared folders. The setup was very easy, and after creating the users everything was a walk in the park. Performance is definately at a level that it can compete with Windows Server 2003/2008 based AD solutions, and the additional web-management makes remote management a delight.
For the true demanding users, it might be a good idea to wait for the Ebox 1.4 release, which will (hopefully) have Ubuntu 10.4 LTS as a base. You can get your own copy at http://www.ebox-platform.com at no cost.
Since Matrox only releases drivers on the (less then ideal) ftp protocol, I thought it might be a good idea to create a Matrox Downloader Utility.
This utility will have no problems with the ftp protocol and let you save the files to any chosen directory.
I already finished the first half of the project, the only thing remaining is the actual download from the Matrox Server in a multithreaded way.
let me know if you want this utility, and what improvements you would like to see on it. The application is developed in VB.NET (framework 3.5) and works on any windows above (and including) Windows XP.
At this moment the first edition of the downloader is finished.
Please report back any problems you encounter, through PM (here) or mail: info [at] davidbezemer [dot] nl
The installer can be downloaded at:
The new pysclaix made by Rene Hadler (http://tih.dynalias.net/python/scalix_installer) is now updated at my mirror location.
Mirror location can be found here: http://www.davidbezemer.nl/downloads/pyscalix.zip
A short description of the installer:
Scalix Installer version 0.11.4.5 for Scalix 11.x.x
* Support for version 11.4.5 added.
* Fixes for hostname/FQDN check.
* Python interpreter (Version 2.4 or 2.5 tested)
* Scalix package 11.x.x (you have to copy the scalix-package into the same location as the installer)
* Debian based system (Debian 4.0 "Etch" or Ubuntu 8.04 "Hardy" tested, all 32bit)
* Ubuntu versions older than 8.04 will not be supported anymore but code is still present
* Important: Please use, if possible, the latest scalix version as code updates will only be present on the latest version for the installer.
* Hint: Working on Debian 5.0 / Ubuntu 8.10 releases, but there seems be a lot broken packages, so I will promise nothing at the moment. Maybe the next Scalix Version will be 'optimized' for the new OS releases.
* Automatic check of required tools and libs
* Automatic installation and configuration of Scalix-packages and their dependencies
* Only a few important things will be prompted
* Installation will take approximately 10 minutes (depends on the speed of your computer and internet)
* German and english installation language