By mike on May 25, 2010
You may have noticed the new website. If so, that means you’ve read the blog before. Cool! I’ve had a few hours of downtime today, but everything should be up and running smoothly. My new home is mikesubuntu.com. I’ve got some more actual ubuntu-related posts coming up, too. I just thought this was worth mentioning.
By mike on April 25, 2009
As noted at tuxradar.com, the new firefox 3.5 beta for has significant speed improvements for running native on linux. Bloggers have complained that the current version is unnecessarily slow, and even that they prefer running the windows version in wine. To compare the speed changes for yourself, or just to take a look at how [...]
By mike on January 10, 2009
The folks at crossover office, the makers of the commercialized version of wine, have developed a package which allows google chrome to be run on macs and linux. Just go to their site and download an install the respective package for your system, and you should be good to go. Download
By mike on November 10, 2008
run this at startup (system > preferences > sessions) syndaemon -t -d
By mike on August 6, 2008
blackoutband.com nuff said.
By mike on November 20, 2007
I bumped into a little package today called xpenguins. It generates a bunch of cartoons that could be anything from penguins to Bill Gates. Install it with sudo apt-get install xpenguins Then run this to generate 256 Bill Gates that will crawl across your screen with little computers. xpenguins -t Bill -n 256 -s Click [...]
By mike on November 16, 2007
Follow these instructions to install webilder, an app that downloads photos from flickr (no account necessary) and can set them as your wallpaper and rotate them at set intervals. Just download the .deb file from getdeb: install: http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=webilderright click on panel, select add to panel. add ‘webuilder desktop applet’