koppie Mon, 05/22/2006 - 03:18
Thumbs up, but barely.
First mistake: let Ron Howard direct.Â I can just picture the conversation between Dan Brown and his agent:
Agent: "Great news Dan, I got Ron Howard as the director!"
Dan Brown: "Wow, I can't believe it!Â How exciting!"
koppie Mon, 05/22/2006 - 02:51
Freeloader.Â It's available via Synaptic.Â Nice GUI, shows all downloads in a single window, handles regular downloads in addition to torrents, has all the features you need (such as the ability to throttle upload speeds), and isn't a resource hog.Â Also, it will minimize to an icon in the menu bar.
Of course, I would only use it for legal downloads.Â Unlike most public P2P networks, the bit torrent network has been used by companies for a lot of legal downloads.Â I downloaded my Ubuntu installation CD's via bit torrent.
koppie Sun, 05/21/2006 - 19:44
It's maddening how the simplest multimedia tasks become difficult in Linux.Â Although to be fair, I had a lot of trouble playing DVD's in Windoze too.Â In fact, really, I think I managed to get DVD's playing in Linux with a lot less effort than it took me with Windoze.
koppie Wed, 05/17/2006 - 12:44
I've never really known what the difference was between Hispanic and Latino.Â Given how sensitive racial sensibilities are in the modern world, I felt bad going around using one term if the other one was really appropriate.Â For some strange reason, I don't have any friends who are Latino or Hispanic so I wasn't able to ask (and I never felt comfortable walking up to a stranger to ask).Â That's where good ol' Wikipedia comes to the rescue:
koppie Tue, 05/16/2006 - 15:18
Linux is supposed to be really good about opening programs when you log in.Â It even has a feature where, when you log out, it'll remember what you had open and it'll open the same programs for you next time.
koppie Sun, 05/14/2006 - 04:59
koppie Fri, 05/12/2006 - 12:51
Finally!Â I've uploaded pics from our spring break trip to San Diego (it was nowhere near as salacious as it sounds, unfortunately).Â We've got pics from Disneyland, the Getty, and our cousin's Laurie & Rob's wedding.Â (Couldn't figure out how to get the punctuation right on that last one.Â Someone help me?)Â Anyway, check 'em out!
Now that I've got my photo software all worked out on Linux, you can expect to see more soon.
koppie Fri, 05/12/2006 - 00:47
koppie Thu, 05/11/2006 - 21:32
Excerpt of a letter from Kepler to Galileo in 1610:
"There will certainly be no lack of human pioneers when we have mastered the art of flight . . . .Â Let us create vessels and sails adjusted to the heavenly ether, and there will be plenty of people unafraid of the empty wastes.Â In the meantime, we shall prepare, for the brave sky-travellers, maps of the celestial bodies--I shall do it for the moon, you Galileo, for Jupiter."