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Hardware Hacking

+ - Home Temperature Monitoring System?

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nhaines writes "I have a couple wireless thermometers that report back to a base unit in my living room. I'd really like to set up a system that could track current weather conditions in several locations and use my computer to monitor and record the data. Aside from inside and outside the house, I'd like to measure the pool temperature at surface and bottom depth if that's possible. Is there anything like this available that I could control with my Linux computer?"

+ - Ubuntu 9.04 Announced->

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nhaines writes "Now that the next Ubuntu Developer Summit is gearing up for December 8th — 12th, Mark Shuttleworth has announced the development codename for Ubuntu 9.04: the Jaunty Jackalope.

There are some specific goals that we need to meet in Jaunty. One of them is boot time. We want Ubuntu to boot as fast as possible — both in the standard case, and especially when it is being tailored to a specific device.... Another goal is the the blurring of web services and desktop applications.

I'm looking forward to integration between Ubuntu and Launchpad that will let me branch an Ubuntu package with Bazaar and easily publish my own changes with Personal Package Archive support. Especially now that Launchpad has a roadmap for going entirely Open Source."
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