Mostly Harmless

Mostly about my amusement


April 2009

A good review on UNR 9.04

Tuxradar has a good review of Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. I knew about maximus but I totally missed the part about virtual desktops being disabled.

Senator McCain is embracing the Internet

I don’t agree with Senator McCain about many things, but I like him. I can disagree with his politics and still consider him to be a great American. He’s really beginning to embrace the Internet. First it was with a… Continue Reading →

Running Firefox 3.5 beta 4

I’m now using Firefox 3.5 beta 4. They bumped up the version from 3.1 beta 3 to 3.5 beta 4. Beta 3 worked really well so I expect beta 4 to be “betterer”.

Bipartisanship is dead already

From a Fox news web article: Some Republicans believe President Obama killed any chance for bipartisanship when he opened the possibility of prosecution and a congressional investigation of Bush-era lawyers who authorized “enhanced” interrogation techniques on terror suspects. Possible Interrogation… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

The nice thing about my netbook is that I have no hesitation to wipe it clean and install a new OS on it. Which is what I did today after I downloaded Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. It was released today… Continue Reading →

Aspire One Netbook

After I returned my defective Dell MINI 9, I shopped around for a replacement. I found a better deal with the Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 from J&R Music. It was on sale for $229.99 and had free shipping. From the… Continue Reading →

8 mismanaged years and we still hear from Darth Cheney

I think I can sum up my reaction to the former torturer in chief: Go &^%# yourself Mr. Cheney.

Firefox 3.1 beta 3 looks good

Firefox 3.0.x has a bug in it’s javascript handling that makes Flickr go insane for some people who use Nvidia drivers. I had tried an earlier beta and was disappointed to see that the bug was not addressed. I’ve been… Continue Reading →

Governor Palin criticizes administration and she still does not matter

“You can see North Korea from my house!” Some people just don’t know when to stop. Governor Palin’s 15 minutes are up, although the Jerry Springer show is still a possibility.

Resetting your WordPress widgets

If you mess up your WordPress theme’s widgets (I was playing with the code and screwed up) and can’t add or remove them, try following the advice here. The manual reset saved me a ton of time.

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