Month: August 2009

wow I didn’t think it would be that hot…

I forgot my lunch today and so I went to the Rice Kitchen, which is one of my more favored Chinese restaurants. I got my normal Lunch special, but I thought I would try something new. So I got the Hot and Sour Soup… ummm […]

brain pain

my brain is mushy coherent thought escapes me pain behind my eyes

New photos

added some new pictures to the gallery…

  • More campus graffiti
  • Campus in the Spring
  • Trip to RSA in San Francisco
  • and something else, but I don’t remember what

soooooo… about that whole suspend thing…

I put my NetBook in suspend mode yesterday evening so I could take it home and finish some work on compiling.  Yeah now I remember why graphical logins suck fanny. The graphical login is broken and just keeps reloading and reloading and reloading and reloading… […]

Living in a linux desktop

So I’m getting along fairly well with my Netbook and while I understand that I’m not going to find ready made binaries and happy little plugins for everything I would like. I’m also  remembering what a pain some things can be when installing from source. […]

Linux, my NetBook and me

I’m at an impass. I’m pleased with the way my NetBook is working with OpenGEU an yet I’m frustrated at the same time.  This is the first time in a VERY VERY long time that I’ve used Linux for a desktop.  It’s really come a long way since then and it’s very usable.  The problem is quite a few of the programs that I’m used to having available to me on windows and the mac just aren’t here.  I don’t think I’ll really miss them since there are alternatives, but it’s the fact that I can’t use their expanded functionality that bugs me. For instance if I wanted to use the video chat in gmail, I can’t. There isn’t code available for that functionality. There isn’t a Y!Chat client at all, you have to go through the web interface which isn’t that bad, but again it doesn’t have all the functionality of the client.  I know there is Pidgin for all the chat things and all that and I don’t mind it, in fact  I rather like it.  It still bothers me that I feel like a second class computer user when it comes to chat.  I love that I have the terminal and all the functionality that my servers have on the little guy, but it’s just the little things that bug me.  I’ll live with it for at least another month and see what happens.  I’m sure it’ll grow on me… if it doesn’t, there is always nLite.

NetBooks and Operating Systems

I was a copy-cat a few months ago and bought a NetBook.  I got the ASUS EeePC 901.  it has a solid state hard drive and it’s about the size of a large paperback.  I love it and it worked great for me when I […]

Happy Internaltional/National Friendship Day

International/National Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first sunday of August every year. The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935. Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries. […]