Thursday, January 28, 2010

OS Saga Continued

Yeah, I installed Helena KDE RC1 on Tuesday.

It was a little to slow at times... switching desktops, scrolling through windows, etc.  Enough so that....
Yesterday (Wednesday) I installed Helena FluxBox RC1

I think I ought to mention that I installed Helena Main edition RC1 when it came out, even though I was never a big fan of Gnome.  I installed Helena stable when it was released and it gave me no trouble, but I just _like_ KDE better - unless I am going for a really light weight DM like FluxBox/Xfce whatever.

So I am using Helena FluxBox RC1

The new OS is cool.  FluxBox makes for a fast interface, but KDE just has more toys.  I am not sure about my priorities. Maybe I'll get a long stem dimm for Valentines from a secret admirer.

That being said, I have the crucial things installed, and some frivolous stuff too and more is on the way.  I have the basic look set up, but for the feel... I still need to get around to the keyboard short-cuts.

Take Care!

ps... I have a file server running an old version of Zenwalk which is really cool and a "common" machine we use here at the house that is running 64bit Helena.  It is cool, but my laptop does not have that kinda oomph.  I cannot just upgrade/change the OS on those at whim, obviously.

pss... Helena is the "name" of Linux Mint 8.  I started using Linux Mint with Bianca and have had a crush on it ever sense.  I admire Zenwalk fro its down-to-Earthiness, but...  I likez my Mint!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Linux Mint KDE 8 RC1

Yep, you heard right.  I just installed Linux Mint KDE 8 RC1.

The cool thing is that my /home is on a different volume so it is not a big deal to format the rest and do a clean install of whatever, and just keep pointing to my /home
All my bookmarks are still here, all my little scripts... they are all still here.

So far, so good.  I am liking it.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Re-reading for the first time

I had apparently started "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", but cannot remember reading it.  I mean, like I blanked out, but kept reading.  So, now I have to start all over again. :le-sigh:

I asked dad about the black-out.  He said I was just quietly reading and didn't think anything strange was going on.  I mean, sometimes I apparently act a little different and he can tell that I am not myself and that I will not remember stuff.

I thing that I am going to start to blog my blackouts when I can or whatever.  I have the feeling that sometimes they go by with out really anything to go on, but other times I can really tell that something weird went on without me.

Take Care,

ps. if I was a more organized person I would have a separate blog for different kinds of things I was to blog about, but alas... not-so-much.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It has been brought to my attention that I have not posted anything here in a while.  =^ᴗ^=
Well, it was kinda a rough season. Things are looking better.

It does not matter if the person standing on the edge of the pit you are in is holding a rope or a shovel, there is nothing to do but look up to them.

That may seem random, but it is not.