Social Web Part 2: Mugshot

Mugshot is the website that continues to surprise me the more I use it.  At first it was just a website with an unusual purple theme.  Then it was the very frustrating site with the purple theme.  Now it just may be one of the most interesting and underrated sites of the year. In case […]

How Flock has completely changed my browsing habits

Flock has completely changed how I interact with the so-called Social Web.  In my case, that means Facebook and Flickr.  Ever since I first started using Flock and received the help I needed to get the blogging to work, I’ve been using it every day.  In fact, that only thing that has kept me from […]

Why do people come here?

I looked at the top 60 of 365 search strings people type into search engines when they come to my site.  These represent 34.14%  of the search terms people type to get here.  It seems that most people come here looking for: Relient K ( 7.4%) Gnewsense ( 5.2%) Fedora 8 ( 4.71%) The best […]

Getting Compiz Fusion to Work Well

In order to get my title bars back, all I had to do was run compiz-fusion in the terminal. To get it to persist I had to do SYSTEM–>Preferences–>Personal–>Sessions. Click on add, name it whatever and the command should be compiz-manager and to get all the awesome plugins you’ve been seeing since the merge with […]

Mario Yum Live Upgrade to Fedora 8 complete

I had to uninstall a few more multimedia packages, but it eventually upgraded. After rebooting I arrived at GDM just fine – yay! I’m not sure if it’s just me, but the bootup time on Fedora 8 seems to a A LOT faster than it was in Fedora 7. I feel like I got to […]

Fedora 8 upgrade on Mario

Mario is my main Linux box. I had to uninstall x264 this comes from the fact that I mixed livna and freshrpms. I never intended to do so, but I started with freshrpms back in the day, but nowadays I use livna for my graphics card. That plus freshrpms relative lack of updates compared to […]

Upgrading Fedora with Yum

I followed the procedure at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq so the point of this is just to go over my experience with these steps. Review and remove all .rpmsave and .rpmnew files before and after upgrading I basically did a locate, found them and deleted them. for a in $(find /etc /var -name ‘*.rpm?*’); do b=${a%.rpm?*}; diff -u […]

Fedora 8 yum upgrade success

Well, at least it worked pretty well on my future PVR. I will give a more detailed explanation/directions of my experience for others who may be wondering if this is really as scary as it sounds since it’s “unsupported”. However, my main Linux computer is much, much more complex in the number of packages installed. […]

Yum upgrade may be the way to go if you have Third Party packages

Well, the entire upgrade process is not yet over, so I don’t want to get too excited, but I think this may solve my problem.  I started a yum upgrade on my living room computer  – which will one day be my MythTv PVR (once I get the necessary hardware).  It went through the dependency […]

Fedora 8 Upgrade Aborted

It may have been about to install or it may never have installed, but after 35 hours, I was getting a little annoyed.  I’ve decided to try the unsupported yum upgrade.  I’ll try it first one a guinea pig computer that’s at Fedora 7.  If that works, I’ll try it on my real machine. Blogged […]

Argh! Fedora 8 upgrade dependency check continues…

It’s still right at the end of that little progress bar. The HDD activity light on my compute continues so I’m hoping it’s not frozen, but just working on figuring out the dependencies on all of my packages. I’m going to give it until I get home today and maybe until I go to bed. […]

Fedora 8 upgrade continues…..

Upgrading to Fedora 7 didn’t take this long and neither did Fedora 6, but that’s ok – as long as it happens.  It’s nearly done with the dependency checking.  It’s been getting closer and closer to the end of the bar.  Part of me thinks it may be stuck, but after waiting 10 hours to […]

Fedora 8 is released!

I’m bit torrenting is as we speak. Get it here. Be nice and download via bit torrent if you can so we can all share in the bandwidth! And here’s the release announcement: Official Announcement: (To the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”) It’s close to midnight and something cool is coming through the “tubes” It’s […]