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ubuntu dapper

upgraded to ubuntu dapper, with yet another borrowed cdrom drive. they fixed many of my previous grievances and it’s looking good to me.

i’m in love with the gnome clock applet. the way it lists my todo items and all…

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my declining use of the browser

i’ve noticed how i use a web browser less these days, when i’m online. it all started when i got pop forwarded email, then discovered there were rss feed readers out there (straw). these days, i only open a browser window when i want to view a link i’m reading in someone’s blog post.

or is it just me?

(i use epiphany btw).

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rant

normally, i’m a fan of HP (www.hp.com) products, but today (and recently), i had some pretty annoying experiences with one of their printers (deskjet 3745), i don’t know if not being high-end means you experience these kinds of problems, but man… the thing was jamming about 3 times every 10 minutes, printing would just terminate for no reason on several occasions, and you would have to disconnect the device from the mains outlet for a few seconds before it came back on.

that is, i couldn’t print 30 straight pages without one or two rude interruptions.

sheeesh!

i feel much better now.

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and oh, i discovered a bug? in either cups, or gnome-cups-manager (not sure) today, off to bugzilla to file it.

YOu can view it here:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=347951

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Gnomeblog

[meta blogging] as http://planet.gnome.org folks have волонтери been calling it.

installed intro gnomeblog failed! on cheap nba jerseys my wholesale nba jerseys ubuntu breezy system and elections felt like giving it a go. this means blogging cheap nfl jerseys will be a los whole lot easier de nowadays!

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elections

it’s always interesting to watch big elections approach. the mood suddenly becomes one of such anticipation and avidness, regardless of the fact that winning is just a probability. the politicians always present themselves as saints with nothing but the good at heart, and manage to convince people that there’s nothing out there that can deter them, if they get that seat.
if you’ve ever been out with a group of friends, and ended up having one drink more than you should, (trivial, but) then you know how easy it is to be swung off your principles — ha ha, (this doesn’t mean you cease to believe in them) you just suspend them for a while. The same principle probably applies to why people sin, over and over again (and blame it on humanity–being human).
after a long enough while, talles you look back with a certain kind of feeling, not too far from nostalgia, and not exactly guilt –i mean, even my bosom buddies wholesale nba jerseys of old now call me “sir”, i don’t know, but it seems like there’s something in me, that these people just can’t do without. They need me, i’m a gift to them, they can tolerate my flaws.

On the other hand, cheap nba jerseys it’s quite intimidating to consider what difference your vote, 1 cheap nba jerseys in business 70,000,000 (assume half the estimated population can vote) can make… wow, perhaps i can squander it on the candidate with the best sounding name? or should i cast a random vote?

Look around you. the only way to stay sane, and comfortable is to be wealthy, and around here (as if it’s much more different anywhere else), you’ve just got to get involved with the government; politicking intro is the summit. How then are you sure that one is being genuinely altruistic in his promises? wholesale mlb jerseys Optimistic people will keep an eye out for that little chance of improvement and try to make a wise choice, with their fraction cheap mlb jerseys of a activation quota (vote), and hope fervently that rigging is not done, and that the successful Map, candidate is surrounded by friends who will remind him to not take that extra drink.

… a few good men is all we ask–we’ve always asked.
but how much can they do? when surrounded by a pool (society) of unscrupulous entities, who know quite well what is desirable, but won’t quite make the commitment towards it?

activation failed!

over the past Contact 2 years, i’ve slowly made the “natural” transition from windows to GNU/Linux as my level of skill with the computer increased, but i’m all too aware of the little pains which linux can give, especially when your box isn’t connected to the internet.

i’ve Portraits been using winxp and many linuxes from fedora core 1 to 4 thru debian, and ubuntu, dual booted until recently. i Family needed to do a clean install, give linux the bigger share of the hard drive:

so i look for a usb cd drive, cos the inbuilt one on my pediatria ageing compaq evo is dead, then i slot that red compaq operating system cd… i’m hoping it’s gonna work, cos i lost track of how many times i’ve used that intro cd. in my prime, i could do as many as 3 complete clean installs in a month.

i go through cheap jerseys the painful process of installing, giving Miami Dolphins Jerseys windows a 4Gig chunk of my 18gig hdd, then it boots, and asks me to activate. i wholesale jerseys oblige,

“it looks like your product key is invalid”… yeah, i knew it.

where’s my ubuntu cd again? there you are…

in goes, press enter… chose XFS filesystem for the sake of it. i’ve been using ext3 for too long…

well to cut a long story short, i’m running ubuntu, gnome 2.12… and i haven’t quite missed windows yet…