Archive for October, 2010

Remarkable Flight Entertainment Systems

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Actually haven’t come across a remarkable flight entertainment system yet . The ones I’ve used on all the flights I have been on are always slow and have non intuitive user interface. A nice example is the KLM flight entertainment I had last week on a flight from Amsterdam to San Francisco. This deserves to be in the UI hall of shame

  1. Why oh why do I have to select between 3 versions of The Bounty Hunter why can’t I just select the movie and later on change audio or subtitles.
  2. Why is there Library I and Library II?
  3. Why do only some movies have the option to see a trailer?
  4. Why does the the system react so slow when you push a button.
  5. Why is the remote placed on the inside of the armrest? When I have the screen turned off it turns on again because I accidentally touch a button with my leg
  6. Why does KLM show a 30 second ad about their wonderful inflight system every time I turn on the system or watch a new movie? I just want to see the movie.

Leave a comment if you have come across remarkable flight entertainment systems.

Another Record Month! GNOME Amazon Affiliate fees September 2010

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

gnome-amazon September has beaten our previous record month :-). In total approximately $635 has been received from in affiliate fees from Amazon compared to the previous record of $500 a nice 27% increase.

The affiliate fees that banshee generates are also part of this. These increased from $174 to $218 this month.

Detailed overview of the September affiliate fees:

Amazon.com
$291.65
Amazon.ca$0.00
Amazon.de€142.21
Amazon.fr€17.77
Amazon.co.uk£43.23
Amazon.jp¥4553

All stores increased their revenues this month :-)

And here is graph showing how we have been doing this year with affiliate fees.

Keep on spreading the plugins to friends and family

Below and in the GNOME Amazon Store you find the links to install the GNOME Amazon Search Plugin of your favorite Amazon store. NOTE the links below might not work if you read this post in an RSS reader, because it needs a javascript command to install the search plugin. Just install the search plugin by going to this post directly.

Firefox

SearchPlugin

Epiphany/Google Chrome/Chromium

For epiphany use the following smart bookmarks. For Google Chrome/Chromium you can also use the URLs listed below to add a specific GNOME Amazon Search Engine

  • Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-ca-20&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-uk-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-de-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-fr-21&field-keywords=%s
  • Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/s?mode=blended&search-alias=aps&tag=gnomesearchplugin-jp-22&field-keywords=%s