I got this today:
This is the most evil phishing message I’ve gotten yet. “Oh my god! What money? What camera? WHAT ABOUT MY EBAY FEEDBACK RATING?????” Of course all the important urls lead to classic ‘http://somecrap.com/ebay.com/lotsofjunk,’ and I’m sure if I followed those links I’d be asked for my ebay password. I know some people who would get very upset by an email like this and might’ve clicked on the links. Bad phishers! Stop being so devious!
Based on this google maps hack, I can look forward to a great ocean-front view from my current apartment if sealevels rise 14m. There are a lot of caveats, it’s an interesting exercise regardless.
I upgraded to Dapper over the weekend. I’m upgrading to an unreleased version of an operating system, so some of these issues may be fixed by the time the final version comes out in June:
- The versions of ibm_acpi and ipw2200 I use are now installed by default. Excellent
- Tomboy (my own compilation) as crashing, had to recompile and reinstall.
- Font hinting got fucked up again. Every single time I upgrade linux I get this problem where the autohinter is not turned on, making my fonts look like ass. I had to install freetype and fontconfig by hand to fix this.
- screensaver settings reset, had to fix
- networkmanager didn’t show up correctly, had to tweak /etc/network/interfaces to fix.
- Included fglrx didn’t work well, needed to install ATI’s own version.
All in all a decent upgrade. I spent most of my time playing around with getting Xgl and compiz to work, which I eventually did.
Dude, Xgl is totally working. I’m cubin’ it up like a mofo.
by default, mysql does not do a fulltext search for three (3)-character words. There are many instructions on the web on how to fix this, but none of them work. Or actually they do work on the mysql level, but mediawiki has its own problem.
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I listen to a lot of podcasts, and I use totem to do it. However I would like to be able to pause the player without having it take up all that screen real estate. What we need is an applet! Thankfully python is super compact and the gnome bindings are great, so this barely takes 75 lines.
Continue reading “Fun With Python 1: totem applet”
This is my own one-minute vacation, which is about the part of the vacation most people don’t focus on. I recorded this inside the gate at Las Vegas airport where you can hear not only the regular boring airline announcements, but also the soft, comforting plinking of slot machines.
Las Vegas airport.ogg
This is a binaural recording, and is best heard with headphones.