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happy birthday

hitler and marijuana.
i think that god must be a hipster to make a joke like that.

i was up until three trying to get my wireless card to work on my laptop. i'm switching to linux again, after many years away from the fold. amusingly, last night was no less frustrating than the first time i had to compile a kernel years ago after slogging through a non-graphical install.

maybe a queez later.

oh, and a great link jjust in case you missed it. even presidential hopefuls want to go to war these days, not just presidents.


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Apr. 20th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
today is also my sister Cathys b-day....bitch is 38.....
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
what distro are you using?
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC)
i tried ubuntu fiesty
i was a slackware kid back in the day, then i swapped to rhat when that was what i had to use for work. i've been away from linux for a couple years, and decided to see what the new ubuntu had to offer (since it was released yesterday). i gotta say, this is now a consumer-level product, with the exception of the fact that the wireless card included in most dell inspiron laptops (because it is the cheapest one) is not out-of-box compatible. not only is it not out-of-box compatable, it is frustratingly non compatable. like, to the order of a kernel compile and three seperate 20+ page threads on the subject.

i do miss rpms - i may re-install kubuntu so i can get kde. gnome is verry pretty, but i forgot how mugh its "simple" utils annoy me. that or i will see if blackbox still exists...

i want to get back into using this stuff so i can sell it to clients. with dell going towards full-line linux support and pre-install, i really need to be knowledgeable about open source platforms to offer ailing nonprofits.

i didn't know you were a linux geek.
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: i tried ubuntu fiesty
yeah, i've been a gentoo user since 2003. i dabbled with red hat in high school (v5.2, ~1998) and didn't really touch it again until college, although i had a short-lived openbsd experimentation phase. i use gnome b/c back when i first started using oss, kde wasn't free ("Free"), so that just kind of stuck. now i don't really feel like switching. i do find gnome somewhat simplistic, but i do most of my configuration at the command line, so it's no big deal. the gui is mainly for web browsing, playing music/movies, and other desktop activities.

i've been thinking of switching to ubuntu lately. i hear that debian's package system is pretty awesome. i've also considered switching to a lighter desktop system since i'm running a pretty old machine, but my desire to tinker with every aspect of my system has subsided a bit since i first started, so the status quo is good enough for now.

i asked what you were using b/c i thought you meant that the distro you are using now had a non-graphical installation program. compiling kernels isn't so hard. the one thing i will say about gentoo is that its documentation is top notch. it makes configuring the system (including compiling kernels) pretty easy, if time consuming. the problem is that the package management system is written in python to run off a package tree stored on the local filesystem, so it is getting pretty slow as the size of the package repository grows.
Apr. 20th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
"What is that some kind of sick joke?!"
As a former marijuana smoker, I always frowned upon this so called "holiday." I smoked ALL THE TIME. I used to break the rules not adhere to them. :)
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