FlyingPics posting Pictures to TwitPic — Update2: NEW LOGO!

I’ve done it! My first little Cocoa Mac App is here and working, so download FlyingPics v07.2 it now.

The propose is to Post Pictures to TwitPic, and also Tweet a Message, quick and easy from your Desktop. If you like to know more check the Software section.

I’ve written this over the weekend together with my buddy Martin Riedel . Any Suggestions a highly welcome, just drop me a line via software@dirtylittlecoder.com.

UPDATE: New Version is availible FlyingPics v07.2

UPDATE2: New Logo is now integrated FlyingPics v07.2

Getting your XBox360 to Connect to an Ubuntu Box

Owning an XBox360, and using it as a Media Center a lot by running Connect360 on my Mac, I wanted to stream Music from my Ubuntu Notebook, too. Looking around I found this little nifty tool x360mediaserve
To get this working to stream to you XBox you need to do the following:

  1. Install all the dependencies: sudo apt-get install faad flac sox lame sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-jre
  2. Unzip the x360mediaserve: tar -xvf x360mediaserve-x.x.x.tar.gz
  3. Start the Tool: cd x360mediaserve-x.x.x && ./start
  4. Configure: go to http://127.0.0.1/configure set the Music Folder, and the name

Your Done!
Enjoy all your Media on your XBox360.

Backing up VirtualBox Disk Images

If you use VirtualBox, you might want to Backup your Disk Images. Since its a VM you would think this works simply by copying, but no, VirtualBox (or xVM as Sun calls it) needs to strip all the info binding the Image to a specific Machine first. Thats accually not a big Problem since VBox offers a tool for that (vboxmanage), but this tool has no Interface. Not willing to go to the Command Line everytime and remember the Command, I created a little script with a GUI frontend to do that for me, since I’m using a Mac I Packaged it (using py2app) so it seems more native.
If anyone needs it you can download it Here

Simply select VDI Folder, and the Folder to Backup to, and klick Backup.