Testing out KDE’s Activities

Now that KDE 4.6 has finally landed in Fedora (KDE 4.6.1, to be precise) I can properly test activities.  I spoke before of how I planned to use them back in this post.  So let’s see how well it works in practice.  I think for my first activity, I will setup an activity for programming … Continue reading “Testing out KDE’s Activities”

When KDE 4’s Activities Finally Made Sense

I’ve been using KDE since November of 2010 around the time that 4.5 was released for Fedora. Around the time of 4.4, the KDE folks, especially Aaron Seigo and the rest of the Plasma team, started really pushing activities. I kept talking to people on identica and I couldn’t quite figure out the point of … Continue reading “When KDE 4’s Activities Finally Made Sense”

My First Attempt at Customizing my Fedora 22 KDE 5 Plasma Desktop 5

So I found out today that there is no way to re-enable different backgrounds and plasmoids per virtual desktop. It appears to be a mix of forcing people to finally use activities and a complication that was causing all kinds of bugs (according to their bugzilla). I was bummed for about an hour. The different … Continue reading “My First Attempt at Customizing my Fedora 22 KDE 5 Plasma Desktop 5”

Taking Fedora 22 KDE Spin Beta for a spin

It’ll be of no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I’m both a fan of the Fedora distribution of Linux as well as the KDE desktop. For the first time in six years, the KDE desktop is changing again. While the change is not as radical as the change from KDE 3 to … Continue reading “Taking Fedora 22 KDE Spin Beta for a spin”

On Upgrading the CPU, Motherboard, and RAM in SuperMario

SuperMario is my main Linux computer and its motherboard was dying. The first signs were the DVD burner no longer being read (knew it wasn’t just that one because I swapped out DVD burners) followed by the front panel USB not working. Then, last week, it stopped booting reliably. It was time to finally replace … Continue reading “On Upgrading the CPU, Motherboard, and RAM in SuperMario”

Teenagers, Sex, School Sex Ed, and The Church

When I became sexually active (which I’ll loosely define as when I started trying to kiss and touch girls), here’s what I’d been told: School: there are tons of diseases you can get so don’t have sex Parents: If you have sex, make sure you use a condom to protect from aforementioned diseases as well … Continue reading “Teenagers, Sex, School Sex Ed, and The Church”

Review: Aptosid (Install and First Impressions)

I’ve installed Debian here and there on different computers in the last seven or so years that I’ve been using Linux.  I almost ended up being a Debian person, but the Fedora book at the bookstore was more comprehensive, so I was set along the Red Hat path.  On the one hand, I’ve often envied … Continue reading “Review: Aptosid (Install and First Impressions)”

Preupgrade from Fedora 15 (Lovelock) to Fedora 16 (Verne)

As usual, every time I upgrade Fedora I write a blog post to preserve this knowledge for others who might run across the same problem or in case it happens to me again next year.  This time around the situation was a little less smooth than previous upgrades.  After the preupgrade was done, when I … Continue reading “Preupgrade from Fedora 15 (Lovelock) to Fedora 16 (Verne)”

KDE 2011

Desktop – Super Mario: Fedora – KDE 4: May & Oct 2011 I’ve moved to using Activities in KDE 4.6.3, so here are my desktops per activity: Jan & Feb 2011: