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My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 3: Xmonad, Gnome Shell and back again

In case you missed it, here’s part 1 and part 2 of this series. Shortly after becoming disenchanted with OSX again, Dean Jones introduced me to Xmonad as he recently has switched over to it. Around that same time, I was attempting to become a vim user (Vimmer? Vimusketeer? Vimaniac?) […]

My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 2: How I spent 2 weeks attempting to be an Apple Fanboy

In case you missed it, here’s part 1 of this series. So earlier this year I got my hands on an 11” Macbook Air that we had laying around the office. This was around the same time my 14” Dell “Black Friday” laptop starting giving me shit (cheap system, over […]

My Search for the Perfect Desktop Environment Part 1: Switching from Unity to Gnome Shell

I’m unsure of how many parts this series will consist of, but this is the first. Prior to Ubuntu’s Unity, I was a long time user of Gnome 2 with the occasional deviation to KDE (typically days at a time, just was never my thing). Prior to the release of […]

Switching to Linux, you’re doing it wrong (redux)

So after the public outcry that I’m a total asshole that just immediately starts yelling “RTFM you fucking n00b” based on my previous post, I decided to revisit each of my points and try to provide some helpful insight. Before revisiting the points I’d like to state that the only […]

Switching to Linux, you’re doing it wrong

As a long time Linux user, I’m constantly trying to get people to experience all the awesome. For the most part, people are reluctant, but I’m finding that I run into one or more of the following It seems pretty clunky So you’ve finally installed Linux, most likely Ubuntu as […]

Script to Install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 64-bit

So after giving Gwibber an honest try for a few months, I’ve decided it’s time to move back to DestroyTwitter for my tweeting needs. Unfortunately, earlier in the year when I completely denounced Adobe products (specifically Flash) I went ahead and completely removed Air from my system. But alas, I […]

Using GRUB to boot a Linux ISO

Since my latest Ubuntu upgrade totally hosed my machine, I decided to do a clean install instead of resolving the issues. Since my CD/DVD drive still absolutely hates me and my latest choice of CD media, I’ve had to search for options to be able to boot a Linux Live […]

/home is where the heart is... on the NAS

In an attempt to unify my desktop data on my newly acquired laptop I decided to try out sharing my /home directory from my desktop as a NFS and then mounting it as /home on my laptop. Originally this idea was flawed because the laptop was not connecting to the […]

Wireless Connection at Boot (pre-GUI)

A while back I got my wife a new laptop from Dell, got it set up with Ubuntu 8.10 and then proceeded to fight with YoVille! for a week or so prior. Since then, I still had a few action items on my list, specifically getting wireless working on boot […]

Intel Graphics Regressions in Jaunty, say wha?

A piece of me died after I upgraded from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04. Apparently, and serves me right for not reading up on it before the upgrade, the Intel Graphics drivers are completely crippled by a bug in the code. Wow, and this made it to the final release? I’m […]

Oops, father has gone, wait for me, wait...!

So out of the blue last night, Pidgin (version 2.5.2) crashed on me and when I tried to relaunch it, it would only stay open for a brief moment. I hadn’t done any updates to my system since my last reboot, so I couldn’t imagine it was some new busted […]

Issue with SQLyog Job Agent on Ubuntu

No error message, it just says that the sync had started. What sucks about this issue, is that I ran into it with a previous version of SQLyog Job Agent (sja) but was able to troubleshoot it faster because the program would dump an error message. I have been messing […]