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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Netscape Is Dead

It's too bad that Netscape is now officially dead. Internet Explorer is the current king of the hill, and will be for the foreseeable long-term. So ends an era of history.
http://blog.netscape.com/2007/12/28/end-of-support-for-netscape-web-browsers/

Monday, December 24, 2007

Firefox 3 Beta 2

Firefox 3 Beta 2 is out! Woo-hoo! (Don't install it unless you don't mind testing betas):
http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

Friday, November 16, 2007

Splashing In the Ubuntu Puddle

Well, not much is going on here, obviously. I switched my home Dell machine from Fedora Core 7 to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), and I've been loving it. I still love Fedora Core, don't get me wrong, but every so often I get itching to try something new (about every 6 months, practically, coinciding with new releases of particular Linux platforms). I'm not going to do a in-depth review of Ubuntu, especially as compared to Fedora, and I won't tell you which one you should use. I honestly like and appreciate the strengths of both. Ubuntu seems easier to me to use, and it's very slick, while Fedora just oozes coolness. They're both great; use what you like. And remember VMWare.

Well, let me make a correction: technically my machine is a pseudo-dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu setup. I say "pseudo" because I had trouble getting the Linux boot manager to work with Vista, and instead of putting in the time and research like I probably should have, I gave up once I found out my BIOS lets me turn off one of the drives (the Vista one), so I can automatically boot from the other one. Yes, that's an intellectually lazy solution, I admit. But it's worked so well, I've fallen into the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mind rut while I concentrate on other things.

OK, I'll admit one thing: if I could only run one operating system, it would be Windows. It's the only place I can play my favorite games so far (well, the ones that don't work in Wine), and more importantly, it's my bread-and-butter when it comes to my professional employment. But, that's just because this world isn't perfect, and I'm not either. In my perfect world, Loki Games would never have closed, Linux would run on every desktop by default, and spam would not exist on the internet.

Meanwhile, back in reality...

Monday, August 27, 2007

Success

Been having computer problems lately. I think I have almost got them resolved. Emotionally, I've bounced from frustrated to rapture to homicidal and back again more times than... well, it hasn't been THAT bad, but I've definitely considered turning Amish at least once or twice in the back of my brain.

But, if you want to find out about my problem, I think this is it.

Today's golden quote:
"Success is the ability to move from one failure to the next with enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Monday, August 20, 2007

Haiku Error Messages

This has been the (yes, singular, as in only, one of a kind, unique) computing highlight of my (otherwise digitally cursed) day. For some reason, I love these. And, I didn't know this.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

DrWatson Postmortem Debugger


Yes, it has been one of THOSE weeks (And here I was hoping this wasn't even possible...)

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Back on Google

OK. I'm back here on Blogger, mainly because I have found myself attracted as of late to all things Google.