Josh Sherman


Coding
Life stuff
Fermentation too
Shipping fixes everything.

Why I still use GNOME instead of KDE

2 min read
linux
gnome
kde

When I first started using Linux a decade or so ago I had no real preference in desktop environment. I used KDE, I used GNOME, I even ran command line only depending on the distribution. Once settling on Slackware as my distro of choice, I found myself using GNOME on […]

Upgrading from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to Ubuntu 8.10

3 min read
linux
ubuntu

Well after a few days of not being able to run any upgrades on my installed copy of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, last night things started moving. The upgrade process from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS to Ubuntu 8.10 took all of last night (I started it around 9PM) and on through this […]

“My Computer” hangs when accessing it

1 min read
windows

This just started happening to my work PC (Windows XP SP3) about a week or so ago. It was very annoying, mainly because I rely heavily on the CTRL+E hotkey to access “My Computer” on the fly. Well today I had enough. First stop was Google. My searching resulted in […]

Recursive grep (grepr) for Solaris

1 min read
development
bash
zsh
cli

So if you’re a Linux user that’s ever used Solaris, you know that a lot of the commands don’t translate exactly the same. One such issue is the lack of a recursive flag (-R) on the grep command. Not a problem though, bash is a powerful thing. Here’s my solution […]

Firefox 3.0.1 on Mac OS X weirdness

1 min read
development
apple
os x
firefox

So I ran into an interesting problem today. A site I built (validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS level 2.1 and runs in Standards-mode instead of Quirks-mode in Internet Explorer 6.0) renders great in Firefox 3.0.3 (tested on both on Linux and Windows), Internet Explorer 6.x (tested in Wine […]