I have a functioning Linux installation on my laptop – Fedora Core 15 as it happens. Compared to the slickeasy process of setting up Ubuntu, getting Fedora Core to the same point in usability has been very slowpain. While using any non-Ubuntu distro while in the mindset of a vanilla Linux home user, I’m always [...]
Okay, I’ve been giving this matter some thought. Here I go: I’m getting rid of my Netbook. I am going to sell off my spare PC kit, my Netbook, those few other worldly possessions that I still lay claim to. The iPad has perfectly superseded my Netbook at the exact tasks I used it for; [...]
What? Saying “The twilight zone” is ridiculously trite at this point. Gmail’s new preview pane is miserably unusable on my netbook’s 1024×600 10″ screen: HAY GUYZ, could we possibly squeeze more crap onto the screen? I do feel my screen-size places me into the [[penumbra]] of Google services: I am too small to enjoy the [...]
[mark][2010-05-21] # ls *.cr2 | wc -l # How many Canon raw files are there in this folder? 141 [mark][2010-05-21] # for file in *.cr2; do ufraw-batch –out-type=jpg –compression=100 –out-depth=8 $file; done # Convert them all to .jpg. Gee-up, laptop! I’ll be AFK for the next two hours.
You sometimes just have to smile at the “ohshit” update dumps after a new Ubuntu release: [root][mark] # apt-get upgrade Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following packages have been kept back: libsyncdaemon-1.0-1 python-ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client ubuntuone-client-gnome The following packages will be upgraded: app-install-data apt apt-transport-https apt-utils bamfdaemon evince evince-common [...]
The largest annoyance I’ve encountered to date while running Ubuntu Linux on my Acer Aspire D150 netbook has been with Gnome Power Manager. A reported problem on the bug trackers and forums, I and other users have been forced up until now to use an alternative like XFCE4′s (excellent and standalone) power manager. Until this [...]
I’ve always interpreted being a power user as being a person who know exactly and precisely what they want their computer to do for them, and having the means to extract just that. As a power user I want an abject lack of distractions and annoyances from my user interface coupled with the ability to [...]