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Published on May 4th, 2009 | by Randomguru

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Odds and Ends: Monday Night Edition

Introducing, Script Girl…. Um, Yeah…

Weekly Hollywood script sales report from ScriptGirl

Hollywood’s answer to “Hot for Words”? Cool!

For the last 2 years I’ve been working as an assistant to an old school Hollywood producer. He’s sort of a Jack Warner/Benito Mussolini hybrid, infamous for sleazy-ish behavior and general jackassery. Also, lucky for me, he hates “those f***ing internets!”

The Whitehouse Joins The Ranks of Twitter and Facebook

The Whitehouse on Twitter…

Link up to The Whitehouse as President Obama and his Posse are now on Twitter, Facebook and MySpace….

I’m no longer on MySpace (it was just too painful, peoples). But, I came crawling back to Facebook (I’m so ashamed), though now on limited presence there. I still like Twitter very much.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/whitehouse

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Whitehousegov/45326082559

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/whitehouse

During his campaign for president, Obama had already shown himself to be attuned to new media like YouTube, and he took steps to continue use of a personal mobile device — specially secured — after being elected.
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This move also gives ordinary people more ways to communicate with the White House through comments on the administration’s Facebook page. Some analysts mused that because the comments left on the Facebook page don’t appear directly on whitehouse.gov, the administration still maintains some protective distance from them.

Ubuntu Linux 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”

installing Ubuntu Netbook Remix on a USB Stick
For all you netbook fans out there who’ve wanted to install Ubuntu, this is a great option… on a bootable Windows 7 USB stick.

Inside Ubuntu 9.04
A more in-depth study of the new Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”, this article examines the pitfalls and “gotchas” as well as the hidden delights.

Gmail Notifier for Ubuntu
This is a nice, simple add-on to the Ubuntu user interface, that checks for new gmail messages and informs the user on the Ubuntu desktop.

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