Monthly Archives: November 2008

Book Meme

Jumping on another meme: “You have discovered that bad people always have a bad effect, and good people a good effect, upon their nearest neighbors;” – Plato, The Last Days of Socrates. Grab the nearest book. Open it to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along… Read More »

Install Shiki-Colors Theme on Ubuntu 8.10

I’ve never been one that is much for customizing Ubuntu themes.  Generally the most I do is switch to Clearlooks and call it good.  Recently, however, a theme was pointed out to me that I really like.  Its called Shiki-Colors, and can be downloaded from gnome-look. One nice thing about this theme release is that… Read More »

This One Is For The LOLZ

Its hilarious sometimes what you find trolling and twitter.  If you’re up for some lolz install the “sl” package: sudo aptitude install sl Next time you fat finger your directory listing of “ls” you’ll get a nice little surprise. (Check out the man page too, its configurable.) I think this wins the official “This… Read More »

Fundraiser Announcement

I spent some time this evening considering the current status of this blog and the amount of traffic that comes through here on a daily basis.  When I first started this blog I never imagined it would become as popular as it has!  Something that started on an old Pentium III 500Mhz throwaway machine under… Read More »

First Thing I Do After Installing Ubuntu

I generally don’t jump on the meme bandwagon but I thought this one might be of interest to some of you.  My old co-worker, Clint Savage, jumped on a meme regarding “What’s the first thing you do after installing <distro>?” I’d be very interested in what my reader-base does after first installing Ubuntu.  Perhaps you’ll… Read More »