I own the GuruPlug Server Plus, and have had nothing but problems with it. It stopped acting as a wireless access point, so I had to buy the JTAG hardware to be able to get into the device and fix things. Continue reading
When I was running Kubuntu Karmic, I tagged a bunch of images. I’m currently on Kubuntu Lucid. None of my images are tagged. I wonder if the upgrade killed the tags. The tags are still recognized (if I go to tag an image, the old tags are still listed), but no images are tagged. I guess I’ll continue to not tag files.
It’s just as well. Some other images I hadn’t tagged yet, I mass-renamed them from the command line, and that would have wiped out the tags if they had any.
I have a fair number of books on my shelves. Enough that I can’t buy many more without running out of room. My Japanese comics collections already resides in my food cabinet (which is fine, as it isn’t used much for food these days). I bought an Onyx Boox reader which arrived recently, and I’d read some free (out of copyright) books from Project Gutenberg. Continue reading
No screenshots because I’m lazy, but I’m trying to figure out searching in Dolphin in KDE SC 4. It’s…interesting. Continue reading
Even though there have been e-book readers out for years now, it was Amazon’s Kindle which really introduced them to the public. Barnes and Noble’s Nook appeared as a catch-up competitor, and the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show has brought innovative new takes on the concept. I’ve been considering getting an e-book reader for a few years now, so hopefully the technology will see a price decrease across 2010. Continue reading
Continuing trying out software for Windows, I decided to try out the Media Center and playing a DVD.
Recently I was looking on TigerDirect for some computer parts I planned on buying to build a new PC (after having my current one for upwards of probably eight years). I found that “Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007” is there marked down to a very decent price for “Black Friday”. I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 (ordered when Amazon.com had the pre-order discount) so I can keep up with how things will one day be when businesses can’t keep using Windows XP anymore. So, why not Office 2007?
My laptop came with Windows Vista Home Basic, which is the version with everything disabled because the laptop’s hardware “can’t handle it”. Never mind that Linux+KDE can do the same things and more with no slow-downs.
Since Amazon had the $50 upgrade deal, I decided, “Why not?” I like to have Windows around “just in case”, but Vista is so sluggish, and supposedly Windows 7 runs better on low-end hardware than Vista does (due to the netbook rush). Of course, Windows 7 also recommends 1GB of RAM, and I have only half of that. Linux runs just fine with half a gig, but maybe an upgrade to one gig won’t be too bad in the future. We’ll see…
Plain text files and spreadsheets are too limited for necessary data storage for story information. I’ve tried working out a text file format that I can load into a custom-written program to work with the data, but that just hasn’t worked out. I decided to check out database software.