Archive for December, 2006

That time of year for the Best Of…

Posted: December 31, 2006 in fun stuff

Yes, it is that time of year when we encounter all those lists of the best of 2006. You know the best of music, movies, software and the like. Well my favorite is the Darwin Awards. A look at all your stupid mistakes that you do not survive and because they were so stupid you do not deserve to survive. Take a read at all the best mistakes that you should never make. The Darwin Awards Best (or worst of) 2006.

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Are you a Superhero

Posted: December 31, 2006 in fun stuff

Your results:
You are Green Lantern

Green Lantern
70%
Batman
65%
Hulk
60%
Superman
55%
The Flash
55%
Iron Man
50%
Spider-Man
50%
Catwoman
50%
Supergirl
50%
Robin
47%
Wonder Woman
30%
Hot-headed. You have strong
will power and a good imagination.


Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

Do I not wish it was that easy?

Posted: December 27, 2006 in fun stuff

Here is a cute cartoon.

Thanks to XKCD, I love it.

I downloaded the live dvd of Sabayon Linux version 3.2, x86_64 flavor, a close variation of Gentoo Linux, and giving it a go. When you boot from the DVD you have a choice installing from the DVD or you can run it as a live DVD. I ran it first as a live DVD and it looked interesting although the choice of applications is extremely limited and I was disappointed by this shortcoming. So I decided to do an install.

The installation was relatively painless with few choices to make so you pretty much let it do what it is going to do. You do get to choose between at least four desktops to install, Gnome, KDE, Fluxbox, XFCE and Enlightenment. I choose KDE. I did, however, change the grub installation since I have many distributions on my computer so it would not overwrite my grub file. This came back to haunt me. For some reason it chose to overwrite my grub file any way and I lost access to my other distributions. Unhappy Christmas for me. Not really a big deal for I just put my Fedora Core 6 DVD in and set it to Linux rescue and reinstalled grub, but something I really think should not have happened in the first place.

I have not been playing with it for long but it is missing a few or my prime use tools and programs. Like Firefox and Thunderbird and no xine or mplayer. Although you have to remember that it is based on Gentoo so you have to emerge everything you want and the takes sometime.

The default desktop is clean and attractive. However the beryl desktop manager does not seem to work properly even though there was a choice to enable desktop acceleration on installation but this seems to have failed an I will have to look into the problem in more depth. The menu set up is quite different from other distributions and will take some getting use to.

So that it was I am doing now. Hopefully I will post some more impressions on this distribution when I have time.

More Choices than you could ever want.

Posted: December 18, 2006 in fun stuff

How about this page, 352 Linux Distributions containing all the goodness of Linux.  A picture and links to 352 distributions to all the choice you could ever want.  For those of you who can not stand choice can stick to Windows, but me,  I am sticking with an operating system that lets me do what I want, when I want, and how I want and if I do not like that particular distribution and what it has to offer I have 351 more choices.

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Sex and Physics.

Posted: December 11, 2006 in Science, Social commentary

Sex and physics, two of my passions and now there is The Physics of Sex. What could be better, my two favorite subjects all rolled into one. This site has a three part series on why we have sex that is a great read link1, link2 link3 or if your are to lazy to move your eyes across the page you can listen to the podcasts 1, 2, 3. While you are there you might as well read about are Sexual Rhythms and Friction and Lubrication and how do we not love these subjects. These articles also available as podcasts.

This just too funny.

Posted: December 10, 2006 in fun stuff, Video

I know, I know I should not be laughing at people but this is just to funny to pass up.

Got to love the last statement. ¨Where´s the stop button.¨