Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book

If you are using the FREE Instant Messenger Pidgin you may be getting this error message “Unable to retrieve MSN Address Book”
You can fix it by opening a Terminal and typing “install msn-pecan” without the quotes. Then restart Pidgin and go into your MSN account and change the protocol to WLM.
I found this at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pidgin/+bug/316252

The United States Of America Vs. Me otherwise known as David and Goliath

Do you know, I’m really, really disappointed, To be honest I don’t rate Guns n Roses (I didn’t say Slash) that much anyway, they turned into a pompous over rated sham rock act along time ago but I thought deep down they might be really “Rock n Roll” at heart. How wrong I was. They have called in the FBI to arrest a dude for streaming music !

So to Axl and his possee I say, you sad gits ! are you really that poor that you are worried by someone streaming your music because it might lose you sales (and I don’t follow the logic there) or has your record company enforced this? If its the record company you need to review who you are signed with. And if you need to earn more money get into touring, as the profit to the band is far higher than from music sales. You should be ashamed of yourselves. Take a leaf out of Nine Inch Nails book with regards to using the new media for the times we live in..
And to SKWERL I suggested;
Can I suggest you work with REAL Rock N Roll artists like Nine Inch Nails who will let you download and even remix some of their songs or perhaps insist on Creative Commons licences. And although I know this is serious, if it gets Guns N Roses played a bit less you have done us all a favour :), on the other hand if you stuck to streaming  Slash’s guitar solo’s you might be OK 🙂

How Easy is Linux Mint or what ?

Very easy is the answer, you can run Linux Mint from the disc and still be at a desktop in less than a couple of minutes, and like a lot of Open Source Software that I sell its all usable out the box before you have even installed. Installation is performed by clicking the Install Icon on the desktop, answering a few questions and a few minutes later your done. A quick restart a nice new boot screen and the wonderful world of Linux is yours.
Ah bless, that’s nice.

File Under “Its a neat trick if you can do it” Connecting OpenOffice.org to your Google Docs

I hadn’t used Google docs for a bit but something reminded me of my account and I logged in to use it. I had actualy forgotten how nice and handy Google docs is and ended up crafting a few choice items and laughing at some of the snippets i’d built up believing they might be useful one day. But what suprised me was when I logged out and went to my iGoogle homepage there was this interesting feed link thingy, spooky eh, http://www.ghacks.net/2008/11/01/connect-open-office-to-google-docs-zoho-or-webdav/