I’ve written about the necessity of a Miller Columns based file browser previously (and suggested a terminal based app called Ranger). At the time of writing, I did know of Marlin, and Dolphin, but as of the last year or so Marlin crashes frequently and is hardly useable in my case (running ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily), and in the
I’ve been using Ubuntu for the last few years. It was not my first choice, Debian was –because I like a balance between configuring things by hand (call it choice) and automation. The problem, Debian on my Yonah based MacBook Pro (that’s the last 32 bit Apple computer before the 64 bit platform was introduced), was more
I just wanted to jot this down so as to leave a record. When you configure Bitlbee to work with Facebook chat, your contacts are not shown in humanly discernible handles. The following fixes the issue. account set facebook/nick_source full_name Why this isn’t a default setting, I don’t know. Maurice Cepeda All rights reserved on
Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas interviewed Charlie Sheen for Aqui y Ahora for his new show, Anger Managemen, on Fox. Comments in the Latin community seem to have been pretty negative, with one blogger asking Charlie “to re-enter the Latino denial closet. He can keep Cameron Diaz, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Alba company.” Oh please. I think his comment that he doesn’t
Since I’ve been away from Canada, I’ve come to appreciate English much more than I was taught to do. I must say that –although, English has always been (well, from 4 or 5 years of age onward) my main language of communication– it was always been looked down upon by my parents (mother and step-father)
I’ve looked into file managers with Miller Columns in Linux, and for all its advancements in various areas over the competition (smart phones, & servers), it’s sorely lacking in providing a decent file browser. There’s even been a project registered with Google towards bringing this capability to Gnome’s Nautilus, which never came up with code,
To listen to music, I sometimes use Iceberg (and have previously written about it). They have their own cloud based player, so you lose control over what you listen to (although categories exist and user feedback is accepted). I assume that’s what they’re after in the end, to decide what gets airplay. Even so, they’re back to
Although I don’t presently own an Android phone, I’m really exited about Google’s version of Gnu/Linux that operates on “their” cell phones. I look forward to owning one in the near future. There’s a lot of confusion about Andriod. I know it’s a systems run on the Linux kernel proper. That is, apparently Google replaced the
The following were posters put out by the American government to dissuade WWII soldiers from participating in “risky behaviour” while on duty overseas. We’re supposed to assume that the targeted practice is with prostitutes, but I don’t see it.
All I can see is an association between being foreign with (as it used to be called) venereal diseases (VDs), or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). [Newsflash; Apparently the name has changed again –this time to STIs, sexually transmitted infections.]
High cheek bones, dark hair, thick lips, a beret, it’s like the image is associating STDs with not being a white American, that is, foreign women –ah, that tempting forbidden fruit. (more…)
Why it happened again. An earthquake just hit Chile, before 9pm, local time.