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[#] Mon Feb 14 2011 06:42:32 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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Ok, so I dropped the OSX layer, swapped out the 4GB of RAM for 8GB of Ram, and switched the hard drive to Intel X25 on the
Mini, and installed OpenNode; I now report that the performance I was getting before which I thought was good as "ass".

[#] Mon Feb 14 2011 10:20:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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OpenNode? Tell us more.

[#] Wed Feb 16 2011 23:03:28 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) got some bug up thier
collective butt about moving the max, min and close buttons to the
left side of a window.  EVERYONE complained.  They basically said

There's an easy fix, you have to configure metacity somewhere, there's lots of reference how to do it, but I forget what I did offhand.
The sad part is it shows that they want to be like the mac, even though this particular interface issue doesn't work since you're right near the File menu where as on a mac you're not so if you're spastic like me, you want to hit the file menu and you end up hitting the close button.

[#] Wed Feb 16 2011 23:04:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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all my so far tries to use grub ended at the 'useless waste of
time'-threshhold of half an hour.

Nice to hear I'm not the only one who appreciates progress.

[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 00:10:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Right, those are stored in your home directory, so as long as you keep your home directory intact everything should stay the same.

(Call me a traitor but I've abandoned Firefox on most of my Linux machines and switched to Chrome...)

[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 22:56:56 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox
3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a

newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?

Nah, I guess the free-free one doesn't have vrdp as well as usb. I thought it might.

[#] Wed Feb 23 2011 01:36:18 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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I didn't dislike Ubuntu Netbook Edition.  I did not find the Unity interface confusing or frustrating after a few minutes of playing around.  That said, I like Gnome-Shell a good deal better and was interested in trying something new.  Over the last few days, I wiped my Ubuntu partitions and my netbook is now playing happily with Linux Mint Debian Edition and the latest build of Gnome-Shell.  [A minor saga of newbie mistakes, poor documentation and glazed-eye incomprehension is glossed over in the previous sentence.]  My computer is quite snappy now and everything works, more or less.



[#] Fri Feb 25 2011 22:28:32 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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LMDE worked perfectly--immediately--for me. Only Gnome-Shell compilation issues caused me any difficulty, and that was entirely voluntary.

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 10:04:40 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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From comments around the intarwebs, you would think I was the only person (outside of the project members) who likes Gnome-Shell.



[#] Wed Feb 23 2011 05:27:33 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Mo Feb 21 2011 16:57:08 EST von IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored Betreff: Re:
Hmm, the VRDP thingi is definitely disabled in my build. I got the one right out of the Ubuntu repo so it would receive automatic updates. But I am running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) which gave me VirtualBox 3.1.6_OSE ... perhaps if I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 it would give me a newer VirtualBox with VRDP in the build?

got spice?

http://www.spice-space.org/



[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 09:37:38 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Chrome most certainly *does* have Adblock Plus. It includes the automatic update filter list and everything.

Manually blocking things is nice, too. You right-click on the thing you want to block and hit Adblock, and you get a dialog with a slider that lets you go shallower and deeper through the document to determine where you want to set your block. I use it to remove the annoying sections of web sites I sometimes visit.

But my favorite Chrome extension of all is the Personal Blocklist extension.
With this extension you can actually look at the results of a Google search, point to a result, and say "don't ever show me results from this site again."
It turns out that the entire tech industry is using it for the same thing I am: eliminating search results from Experts Exchange.

I don't know why this needed to be implemented as a browser extension instead of as a function of the Google search site itself, but in either case I'm happy it's there.
Google of course intends to use the data to tune its search algorithm further -- "hmm, a lot of people are blocking search results from this site; perhaps we should lower its ranking a bit."

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:27:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Perhaps you are. :)

[#] Mon Feb 21 2011 15:34:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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In case anyone was interested, I ended up going with VirtualBox. It's running a single Windoze XP guest in headless mode to support the stupid program I need to have access to all of my computer media on my set top box. I wish Verizon would get with the times and support DLNA, but this will have to do for now.

What I found annoying was that the VirtualBox running in headless mode offers no way to later come along and "attach" to the console. The non-free version does, but that doesn't help, does it. I had to install a VNC server on the guest.

It's come a long way in the last year or two since I first tried it. Bridged networking actually works properly now, and doesn't require any ugly hacks to the host's networking setup anymore. And the guest tools are good too; I liked being able to share a host filesystem without having to go to great lengths.

[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 21:37:49 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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Installing Chromium is the first thing I do on either platform now.



[#] Wed Mar 02 2011 23:00:11 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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(Call me a traitor but I've abandoned Firefox on most of my Linux
machines and switched to Chrome...)

I'm starting to go there too. Chrome is just faster and for the stuff I do everything still works.
But it doesn't make google docs any less of a piece of shit.
Actually I found a bug the other day in gmail runinng on chrome.
IF you have an email that's wide and causes a horizontal scroll bar, slide it to the right, and wait a bit, the js will redraw the hilight for "inbox" or whatever your current folder is as if you hadn't scrolled right so it missed the inbox text entirely.

I think yahoo did it better by putting the mail list in a scrollable div and not the whole page like gmail does.

I hope yahoo kills google eventually.

[#] Thu Mar 03 2011 15:57:26 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Yahoo will eventually be acquired by Microsoft and assimilated into Bing/Live, so don't count on it.

You should see if we can get the Prodigy domain names back from AT&T; they don't appear to be using them anymore. There's enough brainpower out here to outfox Yahoo and Microsoft (but not Google).

[#] Sun Feb 20 2011 23:04:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually I was planning to run HURD.

[#] Tue Mar 01 2011 15:20:34 EST from saltine @ Uncensored

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Sorry for the late reply... Been busy at work doing infinibandy things
with Linux and glusterfs. OpenNode is a pretty new project that lets you use both Xen and OpenVZ in the same GUI. So you can provision the most optimal tool depending on what you're doing. (Simple VPS on OpenVZ) and dedicateds on XEN... Its like Proxmox but for Centos instead of Debian...

[#] Fri Feb 25 2011 20:45:16 EST from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Here I am on a Friday backing up my HD.  Preparing to install yet another distro.  Decided that I just don't like Fedora.  Gonna go with Mint...then not change things for awhile and concentrate on work instead of messing around with the OS.



[#] Sun Feb 20 2011 12:07:06 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Speaking of progress, I just finished upgrading my home server to one that is the same model but with faster processors, more memory, and (soon) more disk.

Unfortunately, I can't run VMware ESXi on it because I have an FXO card in it and my hardware doesn't support PCI passthru.

So ... VMware Server, or VirtualBox? Or something else?

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