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Category: the odes

08/05/11 08:47- ID#54870 pmobl

They lighted the blimp.

I am fascinated.

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Category: linux

08/05/11 08:39- ID#54869

Netinstall debian with XFCE

With my continuing troubles and hiccups with Gnome 3 on Fedora 15, I am sorely tempted to migrate to this:
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(From omnsproject blog: )

Clean and minimalist netinstall Debian with XFCE 4.8 featuring transparencies that work, highly non-technical customizable menus that can be shifted easily to the right side and most importantly, no unexplained freeze-ups and cursor changes right in the middle of a coding session which force me to reboot either RStudio or the system altogether. *sigh*

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Category: the odes

08/05/11 07:40- ID#54868

Round and Round

...went this vodka blimp all day long.
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Though I am guessing downtown Buffalo does pretty well on its own without this reminder on a Friday evening.
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Category: e:strip

08/03/11 10:25- ID#54853

Keithsayer. Take 2.

I have to admit, these are my favourite pics from last week (e:tinypliny,54816) Unfortunately, they got cropped in the earlier post. So I extracted them from the phone SD card. They are so awesome, they needed to be out here at higher resolution!
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Seriously, what is with that conspiracy-theory look? I dug this pic up to see if you really had a big nose as you claimed.
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You don't. Most people in that sample frame have as big or even bigger noses than you do.

Well... except for that girl who is sitting on the grass. She really does have a rather compact nose.

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Category: linux

08/01/11 11:35- ID#54843 pmobl

My pretty Linux box

This is what I see 50% of the time I start Skype with Fedora 15. :/ I have no option but to do an ungraceful hard reboot.

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Category: linux

08/01/11 08:20- ID#54842

How do I get rid of the titlebar in Gnome 3?

When the title of the program is on the never-disappearing top panel and the title bar just has an [X] on it (that I seldom use), why do I even need a title bar? I have keyboard shortcuts for everything, there is no point in having a title bar anymore.
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So the question is how do I get rid of all titlebars in Gnome 3? I want everything to be like Chrome - lean, minimal, without a title bar and only displaying content.
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Category: e:strip

07/31/11 06:02- ID#54835

Who's raiding your blackberries?!

Behold, the Basra blackberry raid!
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For a while there he investigated if my flip-flops and toes were edible but decided on the blackberries when he realized they weren't.
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Clearly, the hardy rogue is up to no good when you are not around.
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Category: linux

07/31/11 11:50- ID#54828

Top five gnome 3 annoyances

that I haven't figured out how to fix. (Solved whines are marked and in blue.)
  1. Hot corner and dock are on the left: I am RIGHT HANDED dammit. So are a majority of people in the world. Stop pandering to left-handers or give us a way to switch the damn things. I HATE it when menus are on the left.
  2. Gnome extensions are inconsistent and crash the shell often. I installed some gnome extensions to shift the dock and hot corner to the right but they are inconsistent in the sense that they may or may not work. Additionally, they crash the gnome shell one too many times for comfort. The better sounding extensions have to be installed manually from something called "git". I tried to follow these steps: Extensions But I am stuck on the compilation step because of not one but several errors that I can't make head or tail of...

    ./autogen.sh –prefix=$HOME/.local – enable-extensions=”dock”

  1. Brightness settings are NEVER remembered! I hate this too. I get it that ATI cards are not the general linux favorite but atleast debian and ubuntoid versions can remember basic settings every time you login even though the proprietary ridiculously screwed up driver is not installed.
  2. Chrome launches S.L.O.W. In debian and ubuntoid distros I used e4rat to prefetch applications I use the most so that they would start instantly. But here I can't install e4rat... or atleast I haven't figured out how to block fedora-readahead and install e4rat (because there is no rpm for it).
  3. Terminal and windows cannot be made transparent. This seriously makes me want to switch to xfce4 with debian where things just work AND look good. :/

On the surface, all of the gloss seems nifty and the ability to connect remotely to work is great but these annoyances persist. Worse is I don't know how to get around them so they keep getting under my skin.

Other low grade irritants include:
  • Nautilus. Yuckety yuck! Doesn't have a native way to launch in root view. Totally lacks the elegance and flexibility of Thunar. I miss Thunar a LOT whenever I am in file-browser view.
  • That top panel: I want it to autohide, dammit! Why should I need an extension to do this simple thing?
  • That top panel: I don't want all those icons on the right, I want them on the left or not at all. For example, I don't want the accessibility icon or the battery icon when its not charging. I have no way to remove those because right-clicking doesn't give me any customization options.
  • Clock: I don't want it bang in the middle. It's not helpful. I want it extreme right.
  • That top panel: I want to maximize windows over it without going into a full-screen F11 mode. That top panel is seriously a waste of screen estate.
  • And yes, why can't themes work properly in Gnome 3? I know it's new and all but I hate the clunkiness in general.
  • Fonts were miserable but I installed a different font-rendering engine and I am stuck in Verdana now, the only font that looks partway decent. Liberation Sans and Droid Sans still look like crap and give me a headache.



[SOLVED] Turns out the super/windows/meta key is reserved for bringing up the activities menu in Gnome 3. So you need to press it twice and hold it down before pressing any other alphabet keys (that make up the keyboard shortcut). This workaround will make a custom keyboard shortcut (involving the macro/super/windows key) work. (or don't use the macro/super/windows key for any custom shortcuts. Use the ctrl key instead). Source:
  • Keyboard shortcuts for applications: Don't work if set under system settings > keyboard > custom shortcuts. You can make as many shortcuts as you want but they won't work. What's the point?! I know you can hit the windows key and start typing but I really like shortcuts. I set the same shortcuts across all my workstations and OSes. Its so annoying that I have to type more and remember what applications are called to get to things in gnome 3. For eg. browsers are always win-z everywhere for me. Now, I need to type win-chro before the icon for chrome comes up and then click on it to launch it. Not cool.

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Category: linux

07/30/11 12:32- ID#54821

Flash for Fedora 15 (64bit) in Chrome

Hey (e:Paul), did you install the beta version of the flash player from the Adobe labs website here:

It's a tarball...

Update: The new beta from Adobe labs does work thanks to (e:Paul)'s suggestions. Just untar the thing, navigate to the folder and run these commands:

sudo mkdir -p /opt/google/chrome/plugins
sudo cp libflashplayer.so /opt/google/chrome/plugins/

Reboot.



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Category: i-tech

07/30/11 08:08- ID#54820

Let's start a war!

Office mail war!



Oooh, the drama. I can't wait for the Google response. :)
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