Customize with Conky

A while back, I started playing around with conky. It’s a really cool piece of software that lets you do some truly amazing things. It ties in tightly with lua, so if you’re familiar with it, you’re already a step ahead of me. conky lets you add all sorts of information to your desktop. You … [Read more…]

Backing It Up

I was in a Google+ Hangout tonight where some people that know quite a lot more about photography than I do were discussion various photography type topics. One of those people was Cali Lewis, who pretty much everybody who’s ever used a keyboard would recognize from Of course, where you find Cali Lewis you … [Read more…]

Mondays Suck

  The clock on my computer is telling me that it’s 11:20 AM. It’s Monday, and everything has sucked today. Work Work drug me out of bed this morning with unresponsive web servers. Intermittent issues are always the worst. Took two hours to track down a web app that was only generating an error on one node … [Read more…]

Experiencing KDE for the First Time. Again.

When I started using Linux back in the late 90s, I started out with FVWM95. It’s almost identical appearance to Windows 95 was very enticing to me. I was using Windows 95 most of the time, and the fact that Linux with FVWM95 was free was really cool. After FVWM95, I moved to Enlightenment with Gnome … [Read more…]

I Don’t Hate the iPhone

I feel like, after reading a recent article that I’m not going to bother linking, that I need to clarify my position on the iPhone. This will probably come as a surprise to some of you, but I don’t hate the iPhone. I think that the iPhone an adequate smart phone, but nothing specially. It’s … [Read more…]

YOur a Troll

<RandomInternetGuy> YOur a Troll. <LinuxRants> Uh, it’s “you’re” actually. <RandomInternetGuy> What? <LinuxRants> It’s “You’re a Troll”, not “Your a Troll”. “Your” is the possessive. <RandomInternetGuy2> STOP FEEDING THE TROLL!1!! I get called a Troll quite a lot. And not just Troll either. I’ve been called “useless”, “a puke”, “dead weight”, and many other even less … [Read more…]

Microsoft Surface Review

Today I finally managed to get my hands on Microsoft’s newest device, the Microsoft Surface. My wife and I were wandering around our local Best Buy with no intention of buying anything, and there they were, sitting on display next to the Samsung tablets. Given the environment, there were obviously problems, but I won’t hold … [Read more…]