Wednesday, 20 June 2007

GNOME, ensuring your safety

While catching up on my daily dose of Planet GNOME, I spotted a rather interesting blog post requesting info from people with specific Gateway laptops.


Well, it turns out that the author is compiling a list of known-faulty batteries to be used with hal-info/hald.

Such a list would be able to provide a very neat message to the user, something like:
"The battery you have in your Dell laptop could potentially explode.  Please visit for details on ordering a replacement."

Will Microsoft and Apple be following suit?


  1. It would be a good idea, but frankly a bit of a waste of CPU cycles. I think that this is one of those things that needs to run about once a month using cron and send you an email.

  2. CPU is cheap, lap/private bits are not. It will just remind you when that device is inserted.

  3. 's called natural selection, if you're dumb enough to keep your laptop perched on your nadged, you deserve all you get.