Just wanted to let everyone know that MVpybot recently had a nice update. For those of you that don’t know (probably most of you), MVpybot is an IRC bot written in Python. It’s main page is here, and the post about the latest update is here. Download it here (click ‘Download GNU tarball’ to download) and hop on theoks.net/#bots to see it in action.
You may have noticed that Ubuntu 8.10 includes a persistent LiveUSB creator on the LiveCD. This is very convenient, as the old method of doing it was complicated, and the LiveUSB creator doesn’t require partitioning either. However, 8.10 running of a USB drive is extremely slow.
This thing is about 20 times as powerful as the cheap $1 laser you would buy in a store, and it is 532nm ( green) so it is much more visible than a red pointer.
Here’s the features: (* means it is advertised to do this, but I haven’t gotten around to trying this, and in some cases, don’t have something to try it on.)
Beam is visible in a medium-light room.
Stings bare skin. *
Makes rubber smoke and leaves the rubber scorched.