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Tofu is the name of my newest project! It’s a super-duper voice recording application, based on GStreamer, written in Python and the GUI, which still hasn’t been written, in GTK. It’s supposed to represent Voice Candy for Gnome, but we’ll see how much of that will be done.

You can think of Tofu as Cheese for your Voice! 

Much of the codebase, for recording and playing has been written. I just need to upload it to Google Code. Speaking of code, the code isn’t really clean right now. It’s been two days since I started writing! I try to use as much as I can from the Python writing convention, thus having unclean code!

What’s up with the name!?

Well I’ve been thinking a lot and Tofu seemed the best. I wanted to call it Gofu, but that sucks. I even thought of calling it Schwa (as the wovel), but it’s just too weird a name of. 🙂 … what a sentence …

And basically it truly represents Cheese for your Voice.


Written by Act1v8

September 30, 2007 at 6:46 pm

Posted in gnome, gstreamer, linux, Python

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No Good Kids

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Are there such things like “no good kids”? Many people would say “NO” because many of them know that kids are as good as everyone, they have their qualities which should be respected no matter their color, religion, faith, geographical position and many other similar things. Me, as an adolescent, and trust me a recent kid must say that I was greatly insulted by a web site today. Why? Read on…

As I woke up at 8 am today, booted my Fedora 7 on the laptop, checked my mail, and went over to Over there were waiting 100+ unread feeds. So I started reading, and somewhere on the 20th feed I read a sentence that I wish would have never been written.

The Guys over at CrunchGear have called kids “no good”! I wouldn’t quote the actual sentence here, due to copyright problems that may occur.

What’s the good in calling your future no good? Is it Okay if you were poor like those children in Africa, and be called no good because you are living in Africa and have no money to buy a real computer, or don’t have nice clothing, or that you believe in Who-Knows-What!? No! Kids should never be called “no good” because they are the future, and if they aren’t good god knows who will be!

You can find this very disturbing text ($100 Laptop, Only $400) on CrunchGear, the sentence that I’m refering to is the second sentence. The article was written by Ilya Kochanov.

Please, don’t call kids “no good” — they certainly are better than you are!

Written by Act1v8

September 24, 2007 at 8:35 am

Posted in kids, olpc

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Some Things…

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Oh… It has been a while since my last post. Mainly because of my extreme business with school and other responsibilites. But, see how good of a person I am, I found time to post just for You!

Things that happened:

  • Started school, first year in RJK High
  • Studied
  • Made new friends
  • Spent SFD 2007 really great!
  • Got a new 100GB internet connection, for a good price, FINALLY!
  • Bought myself a Wireless Router, yippee


I somehow got an idea that my favorite Music Player, Banshee, should support Videos.

Written by Act1v8

September 21, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Posted in linux, me-myself-I

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Is This Really Happening?

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Why do I always need to change feed readers, and distros? Yesterday I installed Fedora, and since that time I hate Ubuntu so much!

Now I’m starting to hate Google Reader. Newshutch seems very much more intuitive and beautiful, whilst Google Reader has the grossest interface I’ve ever seen. Is this because of features, or just the beauty or usefulness? Yes, of course I’ll miss Google Reader’s shared option, which is really cool, but I’ll be voting for the same feature to come over at Newshutch.

Newshutch really is the Feed Reader that doesn’t suck! It has the best interface ever seen, and I kinda think it’s more useful than Google Reader. Ok, on to reading my newest feeds!

Written by Act1v8

September 3, 2007 at 5:58 pm

Posted in google, newshutch