Not-too-distant-future product placement
Today is Towel Day, for Douglas Adams. So, break out your towels and ponder a bit about Life, The Universe, and Everything in general. [Hint, the answer may very well be 42].
Gizmo instead of Skype
After reinstalling my laptop from scratch with a Debian netinstall cd [the old harddrive died on me :(], I installed the Gizmo VOIP client. I think it's better than Skype; it uses the ALSA sound system, native GTK2 [so it actually looks good], and is based on the open standard SIP …