Archive for May, 2007

ubuntu

Posted May 31st, 2007 at 20:34 by Kaweh

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Ok, I have done the deed and formatted my harddrive. Of course I have made a back-up, doh!

After listening to Hugh’s preaching  i thought about installing ubuntu linux.

It is a beautiful system, installed unbelievably fast and does not require many resources.

I fully intend to use Ubuntu or a similar system in the future.

However, I am for the time being going back to Windows XP. Yeah, Ubuntu recognised almost all my hardware automatically, but it missed out one vital bit. My printer. After longwinded searches I found out that my printer is effectively a paperweight.

Excuse me? As long as I cannot use my existing hardware for everyday jobs, I am going back to the industry standard. Sorry to be a sissy in that regard.

Also, why is it so incredibly difficult to create a simply install file for a linux system? I have nothing against fiddly bits, but hey, not when it comes to installing something like democracy, or thunderbird.

Yes, I know there are ways described to install these things, but if they don’t work it does not exactly motivate during a trial.

Anyway, with those few exceptions, I am well impressed with how far linux has come. I will give it another go when the next version comes out.

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what a nice place

Posted May 27th, 2007 at 22:35 by Kaweh

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Three men have been stabbed in a shop a few metres from where I work in Camden Town. What fun to live in a civilised society.

The BBC has the story.

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happy birthday, nico, marcel

Posted May 22nd, 2007 at 23:32 by Kaweh

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While we are at Birthdays, all the best and everything you wish, most of all a happy birthday to my good friends Nico and Marcel, both from Germany.

The world would be a poorer place without you.

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happy birthday, papa

Posted May 22nd, 2007 at 0:01 by Kaweh

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Yeah, it’s my dad’s big 70.

All the best and many happy returns.

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are you crazy too?

Posted May 18th, 2007 at 23:47 by Kaweh

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Just in case you were wondering, the official home of the crazy ones is still online and will be online forever.

www.thecrazyones.net

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