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This is so perfect. What does the chameleon say?
On a side note - I'd pay a lot of money to be able to roll my 'r's like he does for the platypus.
I can go back all the way to 2001 and what I'm pretty sure was my first comment with this account.
My guess would be that the limit is in place unless you have a subscription. Though that's just a guess.
It's funny - every time (and it happened a lot) that I would fly into Florida, the dominant thought in my mind would be "Men went to the moon from here."
In December, barring something unexpected, I'll be visiting Russia for the first time. Moscow to be specific. And all I can think about is Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. It's probably my single favorite book. I'm pretty excited though I'll need to bring my heavy coat.
It's a dumb joke - but it does make me wonder if the F-5 has this problem and if not - why they chose to make the T-38 with this weaker canopy. The aircraft was already relatively inexpensive.
As The Offspring say, "The more you suffer, the more it shows you really care. Right?"
Of course I really haven't found anywhere better. There are some interesting discussions on Reddit sometimes. There are some good links at Hacker News but the discussion is usually not in a direction that is very interesting to me. Twitter is too constraining. Facebook? Well you know. It's useful to me in a social sense -- in that it helps me stay connected with non-technical people I care about. But it doesn't replace or compete with why I'm here.
So here I am. And I'll probably be here until they shut it down or something better comes along.
There are a few programs that she needs to run that require windows or mac. I thought about going with apple but I wasn't sure about making that switch when everything else in my house is windows or linux. Going forward I may just make the jump.
But even if I moved towards mac/linux I'd still have at least one windows machine for games. So I was aiming to keep things simpler.
Anyway -- if Linux could do everything I needed, that would be it. But unfortunately that's not the case. And I've never been a fan of Apple products or their approach but it feels like Microsoft is pushing me in that direction with one bad decision after another.
Ran across an article by Carla Schroder today on making screencasts on linux using Kdenlive and Audacity. I didn't know Kdenlive could do capture. Shoot - last time I used it a couple years ago it was pretty unstable when I tried to use it to edit videos I'd made with RecordMyDesktop. So I didn't have it installed on my current system. Fixed that pretty quickly and on the se
As I mentioned previously - trying to install Windows 8.1 makes my new Samsung turn into an expensive paperweight.
No problem - I just wont install it.
A few weeks ago I had a freak accident. I was sitting on the couch with my Galaxy S3 in my hand and next to the couch was a stool that I use as a little table. On the stool was an empty bottle. I went to flip the phone in my hand from a horizontal to a vertical orientation. It slipped and I tried to grab ahold of it. I failed and it slid to the floor. In reaching for it I also knocked the bottle of the stool. The phone was fine when it hit the floor, but then the bottle fell on the phone and
I mentioned earlier I think that I'm back to successfully using my Nvidia card with proprietary drivers - but for one issue. If I started Amarok (which would start - loaded to the tray) and then try to restore the gui to the desktop, my system would completely lock up. No keyboard input would be accepted at all. I had to hard power it down and restart.
I get emails from O'Reilly about different webcasts. Sometimes they are pretty interesting. Today I registered for one about mobile app development. Apparently it is in some way connected to OSCON. Which is cool. Anyway, here is the funny part, after I registered it gave me a link to test my system. I did - and as you can see I failed the operating system test beca
I ran across this link on reddit or somewhere. The link below is to an article that has links to the collections of each museum where numerous art publications are available to read online or to download.
Been super busy - so it's not that I mean to ignore you...
One of the things that MS has going for it in the minds of many is that it is an OS for getting work done. The Metro stuff really breaks that perception to pieces. I love when I'm in desktop mode and I go to slide the mouse across the screen with the track pad and that pulls up the charm bar with time and date - and what I want is now under it and I need to click around to make it go away.
Or when I go to close a window that's been maximized on the desktop and barely overshoot the little x at the top right and now it's covered by the charms bar...
Search is supposed to replace the start menu - and I am all for that but the search is so poorly implemented. My laptop isn't capable of upgrading to 8.1 so maybe this gets fixed but on 8 it's really bad. If I start typing the word 'pad' - Wordpad does not show up in my search results. Crazy.
Having updates in two places - stupid. And it appears that some updates in the app store wont run until updates in windows update are done. I had two apps pending forever. Then I went over to windows update and found 1 important update that it said would be automatically installed - but it wasn't. I had to kick it off myself. As soon as it finished, the app updates that had been pending finally kicked in and completed. One was the Kindle app which would not open until it did update. It took me 15 minutes or so to figure out the magical order to get it all to work.
I've been using 8 for 2 or 3 weeks now on a brand new Samsung I bought for my wife. There are some nice things and there are a lot of very broken things and all of them scream to me that no one actually used this on a laptop. I can't imagine how they could have and not noticed how painful so much of the UI is. Want to uninstall an app from the home screen? Right click then move the mouse all the way down to the bottom left of the screen - just not too far to the bottom left.
Want to search the store? Open the charms bar. Now you will be tempted to start typing in the search bar. Don't - it defaults to searching what is already installed on your machine. You need to look at the list on the right and scroll down to store, select that and now you can search the store. It is not built into the store - it isn't obvious in any way that this is what you need to do. When in the store it just feels like search isn't possible.
I hear 8.1 fixes the install mess where installing software fills the home page with tons of shortcuts. Since I can't upgrade to it, since Samsung can't be bothered to make their stuff work with it, I don't know but I'd sure love it. Installing MS office left me with multiple columns of junk on my home screen. And I don't know what algorythm drives placing tiles on that screen - but it is insane and constantly fights me. I can rarely get tiles organized just like I would prefer - stuff slips around and leaves unpleasant gaps.
I'm hoping it will improve down the road. I like having multiple players in the OS market. I run Linux for the most part myself but for a number of situations and people in my life I need windows. I really have never been a fan of Apple's approach so I try to be patient with MS.