Wszyscy mamy zle w głowach…

July 30, 2008

dzieci wesoło wybiegły ze szkoły
zapaliły papierosy wyciągnęły flaszki
chodnik zapluły ludzi przepędziły
siedzą na ławeczkach i ryczą do siebie

wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej
wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej

tony papieru tomy analiz
genialne myśli tłumy na sali
godziny modlitw lata nauki
przysięgi plany podpisy druki

wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej
wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej

wzorce przykłady szlachetne zabiegi
łańcuchy dłoni zwarte szeregi
warstwy tradycji wieki kultury
tydzień dobroci ręce do góry

wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej
wszyscy mamy źle w głowach że żyjemy
hej hej la la la la hej hej hej hej

dzieci wesoło wybiegły ze szkoły
zapaliły papierosy wyciągnęły flaszki
chodnik zapluły ludzi przepędziły
siedzą na ławeczkach i ryczą do siebie


Knoxville Church Shooting

July 28, 2008

I used to live in Knoxville, TN before I moved back north to the Rust Belt. Yesterday I was watching CNN while washing dishes and I saw a tease for a story about the church shooting in Tennessee and my jaw dropped. From what I could see it looked like a church in Knoxville that friends and acquaintances attended. When CNN came back from the break, I was shocked and dismayed to find out that it was the church I thought it was. As near as I can tell no one that I know directly was injured or even there Sunday morning.

The shooting was during a youth performance of the musical “Annie”.  Those poor kids.  Those poor adults.   What a sad, sad situation.  I hope everyone can work through the trauma and the pain of this horrendous experience.


opensuse e17 and SOAD updates

July 26, 2008

e17

I’m still farting around with the opensuse e17.  I’ve discovered that the x-cursor is present but invisible on the entrance login.  I’ve tried changing themes.  No luck.  And I’ve also substituted the x-cursor for the e-cursor.  Again with no luck.  If memory serves, these e17 packages were built in a gnome environment so perhaps the KDE-ness of my original install might be the problem.

SOAD

I finally got around to burning a copy of the SOAD iso.  No luck.  It just won’t successfully boot into any mode text or gui.  I checked the md5 sum and it was ok.  I even burned another copy just in case the cd-r was defective but no luck.   It either hangs or seg faults or both.  I was looking forward to farting around with it.  But, alas, no.


Good bye KDE4, Hello E17

July 20, 2008

I’m a big fan of enlightment dr17 and I’m writing this from a box running elive. I’ve been farting around with running e17 on my opensuse 11.0 install using the enlightenment metapackage and instructions found here here

I found that things worked better once I removed all the bits of KDE4 that I could find and ended up installing some gnome bits automatically chosen by the package manager. I also installed esound since I was having sound server issues with just alsa.

I’m using entrance even though I have mouse cursor issues (it’s not there) at the login screen. While it isn’t a priority problem and affecting usage, I do intend on figuring out why this is happening.

dmitry_serpokryl is the person responsible for the the metapackage for opensuse 11.0 and I think he did a great job. He’s also created an opensuse E17 live cd which he calls “SOAD” (Suse On Active Diet) which I intend on trying in the near future.


Apple fanbois are annoying

July 12, 2008

<rant> The release of the iPhone 3G brings the Apple fanbois out of the woodwork for another annoying episode of “Mac’s shat don’t stank!” Apparently, the iPhone 3G can bring peace to the Middle East, prevent global warming, make blind men see and make dead men cum.

Apparently, the only thing that the iPhone 3G can’t do is stop Apple fanbois from being arrogant snots. </rant>


OpenSuSe Not!!!

July 3, 2008

OpenSuSe 11.0

I’m a distrowhore. Not as much as I used to be before I started working for RGIS again a year ago in February. Nowaways, I ain’t got time to mess around or even fart around. Since 2000, I think I’ve farted around with over 100 different distro releases. I’ve even run Yellow Dog, Mandrake, and Slackintosh on an iBook.

Because I’ve not tried anything SuSe flavored since before Novell gobbled it up, I decided since this was a slow week at RGIS to give the KDE 4 version of OpenSuSe 11.0 a try.

Alas, I wasn’t very impressed. I found it hard to use and counter-intuitive. But it did look great. Others have dissected OpenSuSe 11 in a much more technical matter than I. This is the punter’s eye view.

Networking

Unlike any other distro that I have used, I couldn’t figure out how to change from the wired NIC to the wireless NIC. I could get the wireless NIC to work with ndiswrapper but I could not switch from eth0 to wlan0 with the KDE Network Manager applet. Yes, I know how to do that from a shell. If I wanted to do command line, I would still be using Slackware. I’m a lazy sod.

KDE 4

I could grow to like it. My favie windows manager right now is e17 on Elive Debian. But the box the Lovely Lettuce uses runs KDE 3.5 and PCLinuxOS. Historically, I tended to prefer KDE over Gnome (I like the endless config options) even though I tend to like Gnome apps better.

KDE 4 feels like a new desktop in KDE drag. Even if it looks the same, it just doesn’t feel right. But then I think of the difference between e16 and e17, for all practical purposes the only thing that is the same is the name.

I like change or I wouldn’t be farting with 10 different distros on one box.

Multimedia

For legal reasons, OpenSuSe doesn’t include much multimedia support. One can d/l such stuff from OpenSuSe repositories once the distro is installed if one clever enough.

Conclusion

OpenSuSe 11.0 isn’t the distro for me. But I’m weird. I strongly suspect, nay, I know, that i am not the target audience for the distro.