the YA section of any given bookstore: NORMAL GIRL JUST LIKE ANY OTHER COME IN CONTACT WITH DARK MAGIC. MUST PROTECT/RESCUE/LEAVE FAMILY. SUDDENLY, A BOY IS HERE. HOT BOY. KISS HOT BOY. GIRL IS SASSY NOW. EVERYTHING CHANGE. SAVE WORLD.
*: NaPoWriMo, 27th. →
colourofdistantlove: Sonnet on Going for Coffee I sit and stare, the cursor taps, yet no Words come to tell you of my, uh, sorrow. That’s right, sorrow and I, yet ever grow Much closer, for you seem - i’ll just borrow From the bard; “my words fly up”, and yet you Ignore me. Such is modern love. It flies In the face…
That horrific moment
faceofchi: when you type in your password in front of someone and later finding out that you were typing in the username tab
Maybe books won’t survive the transition to digital devices, any more than...– Clay Shirky | Is the book a crucial cultural artifact, or just an outdated container for content?
Could This Be The Final Nail?
I’ve been vocal about my hatred of Ubuntu Unity. I liked Ubuntu before Unity was introduced, but afterwards it just sucked horribly. The latest news that Ubuntu Unity is including Amazon search results directly in the Lens has a lot of users raging! Most are concerned that by offering these search results, regardless of whether the user wants them or not, is a violation of trust and a...
Canonical Now Begging... But How Much Longer?
The history of Ubuntu has been one filled with red ink, and its a story about a company trying hard to stop the flow of red ink. Ubuntu launched Ubuntu Netbook (trying to get into the netbook craze after the ship had sailed). Then in an effort to design a better netbook, Canonical focused entirely on Ubuntu Netbook, rebranding it as Unity and turning it into the default desktop (despite all the...
Bill Gates has a net worth of 61 Billion USD. By comparison, the US National...– Proxy Glider
Since when did Apple move from “it just works” to “it’s...– Proxy Glider
That moment when the 'compiz' instructions for... →
mylittlenerdy: “To setup compiz-fusion for KDE you need to install these additional packages: su- yum install -y ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig fusion-icon-qt emerald compiz-fusion libcompizconfig compiz-bcop compiz compizconfig-python compiz-fusion-extras compiz-kde compiz-manager” [root@lappy blackhat]# yum install ccsm emerald-themes compizconfig-backend-kconfig...
The Core of Development
In my earlier post Antidevelopment, I defined the word I coined in that article as “any change made to the user experience that is not beneficial and serves only to limit or restrict what the user wants to do, especially in the field of customization.” I have been quite vocal about Ubuntu and GNOME3 spiraling into antidevelopment. Yet, as I am often criticized, it is not fair to say...
Windows 8 Sins
Looks like it’s going to be another great year to be a hacker. Windows 8 is almost ready for release. As I sit here writing this entry, I muse on how it seems like not too long ago I was writing a similar article about Windows 7. I remember back when Windows 7 was released and users got angry about unfair Microsoft techniques designed to exploit users. “Microsoft had deliberately...
Reset Windows password with Linux
Ever had that frustration of forgetting the password you need to log on to your Windows computer, or maybe you typed the password wrong when you were setting it up… Either way, you need access to your computer! Now, I’m not writing this to bash any operating system. The fact is, once you have physical access to a computer, hacking into a computer is trivial. Here’s what...
They chose style over substance, and it’s not making the distro better....– llewton’s answer to the question, “Why are people content running a substandard system, instead of actually finding an OS that fills their every need?”
GNOME3. Any color you like… as long as it’s Adwaita.– TangledWeb describing how the choice of a default theme title was an early clue about the closed mindset of the Gnome project.
Debian Shifts Focus... to XFCE?
It’s no secret that I hate GNOME. What might surprise you is that I love the idea behind the GNOME3 desktop; it’s just the implementation that frustrates me. GNOME has managed to dumb down so much of their desktop and pen the user with so many frustrating limits that I would rather use a different environment than be aggravated with GNOME. I could never get into Debian, because every...
Modern Products: Great work Visa, now I HATE you →
modern-products: Last week I jumped to London to watch the Olympics. Being a huge sports fan the experience was amazing, but there was one thing that drove me crazy.
Text Beside Icons on the Desktop - Nautilus →
by ~Oi3pRNnX I’ve decided to re-write this little tutorial for those who are interested in a more “Mac Feel” on the gnome Desktop. First, open terminal and write: apt-get source nautilus sudo apt-get build-dep nautilus The build-dep command will install all the build dependencies for nautilus. In nautilus sorce folder you just downloaded, navigate to: src\file-manager. Find the...
T-Shirt Company Picks a fight with Anonymous
A French t-shirt company has brazenly picked a fight with one of the world’s fiercest hacker groups. Anonymous, known for crippling the world’s most secure websites (including the FBI’s), has vowed revenge against apparel company, Early Flicker, who registered the hacker group’s logo (seen below) as their own intellectual property. “Their arrogance and ignorance of...
Making Ubuntu Eat Less →
During a discussion I had on IRC with this user, we talked about how much RAM Ubuntu eats up just being plain old Ubuntu. He told me he would share his method of tweaking Ubuntu to idle around ~200Mb of RAM… and here it is.
Customizing Unity →
Using Ubuntu Tweak (UT) and the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) this user manages to tweak some interesting aspects of Unity. With the help of these, I remove the session menu from the panel, disable the backlight behind the launcher icons, and set the borders around the launchers to illuminate when the given application is open. I also like to set the launcher to hide automatically, but...
The Panthera Problem
(#debian-gnome @ irc.oftc.net) So this is what GNOME developers worry about! Apparently there’s a rogue developer named “panthera” who is hated by some of his fellow developers. He destabilizes Debian GNOME just before package freeze dates. There are technical issues with his code. He shuts down repositories just to annoy people. And he refuses to work with anyone. And...
Got some feedback in a comment that my background was making someone’s nose bleed. Decided to remove the background until I can rework it. During this though, I noticed a big problem. I wanted to change the font colors on my blog, but when I went to “Customize Theme” > “Edit HTML”, the HTML box is COMPLETELY BLANK! No HTML source to edit, the edits I previously...
Jonathan Riddell, who has been working on the Kubuntu for the last 7 years as its sole paid developer, announced back in February that Canonical would no longer provide financial support for Kubuntu after the release of Kubuntu 12.04. And article on OMGUbuntu! explains further that the decision boils down to business. Riddell in the Kubuntu article above did say, “it has not taken over the...
The Way Linux Was Meant To Be
For the past several months, I’ve been switching distros on a fairly regular basis, trying to find one that appeals to me and satisfies all the requirements that I place on a Linux distro. I don’t think I ask for much… As I blogged here, I look for 5 things specifically. offer the vaunted security and stability that Linux is known for work right out of the install without...
Idle here and help us make an active Ubuntu community!– Seen in OFTC/channel: #ubuntuCE Somehow I think they’re missing the point when they equate idle with active.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about...– Stephen Hawking (via socialuprooting)
fun fact: Finnish children learn to differentiate between genders later than english-speaking kids because we have gender-neutral pronouns :P
So there are no finnish girls... or so we are told.
They are just "it's"
Anonymous asked: From your experience, what have been the best Linux distros?
If you can’t beat em, join em… but look cooler than they do. One kid learns this lesson from an encounter with bullies. Excellent video!!
You Know You're Rooted...
You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend can’t get hold of you for an hour because you’re in recovery.. and she becomes suspicious. You know you’re rooted when someone asks if rooting is like jail breaking their iPhone and you laugh in their face. You know you’re rooted when boot loops don’t scare you anymore. You know you’re rooted when your girlfriend looks in your messages and gets...
The saying, “Be still, my beating heart” when taken literally is far...– Dante Shepherd - survivingtheworld.net
Video Game Superiority?
Len: Why is playing computer games more satisfying than interacting with real people?
Me: You can't reboot real people when you get annoyed with them.
Why Proprietary Security is NOT Secure...
Proprietary Security is a security option included on a computer by a software vendor. Being proprietary, it means the vendor is in control of the security solution, the user rarely is in control of it (and in some cases, the user may lack control over even disabling the security if it proves to be unwanted.) For example, Microsoft distributes a proprietary security program called Microsoft...
Question About Tumblr
I’ve thought recently about organizing the posts on my Tumblr by adding extra pages to the blog. My problem is… I tried adding a page called “Webcasts” (where I want to put my webcast and transcript), but I can’t figure out how to move an existing post to a different page! Can anyone explain the easiest way to move posts to new pages on a Tumblr?