Remember, Don’t Panic! Hopefully you won’t have to as you’ve remembered that today is Towel Day. It’s a day in rememberance of Douglas Adams most known for The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. The idea is to wear or have with you a towel for the entire day (as is customary if not necessicary for hitchhikers in Adams books) Click on the banner link below to visit the official towel day site

Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams (1952-2001)Adams passed on May 11 2001 at age 49.

Adams is an important mentor or hero to me and from my observance and reading I share many of his views and beliefs.

I even have a tatoo of the number 42 on my back.

For more information on Mr Adams please check out his wikipedia article


Make Bootable Video/Audio Disks

Have you ever made a video disk for a family member only to find out that it won’t play on their computer for some reason? Maybe a missing codec or something. Well now you can minimize if not eliminate that problem. Extremetech is running an article on creating bootable video disks using eMoviX. They walk you through each step in detail to get the end product of a disk (CD or DVD) that you can boot a computer from that will play your video or audio.

There are a few variants of the MoviX project and I encourage you to check them out at their sourceforge project page here

Some other bootable media playerlinux distributions are GeexBox , Womp , VDRLive and if you’re just looking for audio there’s amaroK Live

Check out the ExtremeTech article HERE