About time! We in Sweden are generally considered to be technologically progressive, ie Spotify is from Sweden, but our film- and TV-mogules aren’t. They’re extremely conservative. How nice then that the americans will offer us a full fledged top quality TV-streaming service! Thank’s HBO
And starting with a mighty steakhouse on the southern parts of the city http://www.helenes.se
I’m aiming at a 300gr sirloin steak!
And some nice friends to boot!
And when I came home this site had stopped functioning because of 1. my dns provider provided the wrong dns after the downtime 2. One of my routers had stopped identifying attached devices and hence couldn’t rout them. So I logged in to my dns provider and reconfigured, and restarted the affected router. Back online again!
Of course I could just use hosting and probably get a more reliable uptime, but then I wouldn’t have as fun playing with my stuff ;)
Xubuntu have another problem though, which comes and goes at this stage in development, gvfs occassionally breaks and renames the mountpoints for my drives each successive reboot. I had to create a static /etc/fstab with the correct mount points, to avoid unnecessary reconfiguring after each reboot. This should of course normally work seamless without having to reconfigure anything, let’s hope that and many other things starts to get stable soon. Ie so is there a new Nvidia-driver at the Nvidia website said to resolve many problems with Xorg, Gnome, Unity and Mozilla. I just have to wait for a suitable deb-package of it to be available to not break the upgrade path. Of course I could install it manually, but that would create many problems at the time when the deb-package, and any successors, arrives. So, better to wait.
It’s actually considered the first JazzRock/Fusion-album ever, hence I milestone and a great foreboding of what was to come
As usual, if you have Spotify you can start to listen right away, in the embedded player!
I inserted an embedded Spotify player, so you can start to listen immediately, if you like:
Pink Floydesque, Prog Rock, Adult Pop, Semiacoustic, Folk Rock, Wind instruments and lots of guitars, and very good sound quality. Not a perfect ten, but a really enjoyable listening experience :) Listened while traveling the tube today, the album really made my Sony MDR-ZX700 outdoor-cans shine. But it sounds even better with a good speaker setup at home. Fine song performances from the two singers, a male and a female, too. And guess what? This guy also has a REAL prog rock-band, Gekko Projekt, now I have to hear them too …
New breakage every day, it’s real fun running development software right now ;) Hopefully the mess will be sorted out soon enough, most problems stem from the transistion to xserver-xorg 1.13 and incompability with Nvidia-cards. And problems with the underlying gnome foundation which changes in not exactly the same direction as Ubunty/Unity. Also there seems to be some problems with filesystems at the moment, and with repositories and with error reporting. As I said, it’s a mess! :)
also, the pseudo-channel all is also supported and it has the intuitive semantics:WINEDEBUG=+all -- enables all debug messages WINEDEBUG=-all -- disables all debug messages WINEDEBUG=yyy+all -- enables debug messages for class yyy on all channels. WINEDEBUG=yyy-all -- disables debug messages for class yyy on all channels.
So, for example:WINEDEBUG=warn-all -- disables all warning messages
It’s interesting if like myself running a low-performance 3D-card for saving power, in which case I need every extra fps available. Turning off debugging speeds things up just a little bit, so that’s nice
There was a massive breakage in Xubuntu 12.10 today, there was no X and unrecoverable, symlinks quit functioning etc etc disaster! Server down of course. Oh, what fun
I had to resore the box to a working daily image of Ubuntu from 31/7-2012, so now I’m back online. But I have to blacklist a lot of offending packages before daring to upgrade again. I love it
edit. mabe I should clarify, you who don’t want to live an exactly as exciting computing life should of course never try a development version of Linux, if you are truly interested in Xubuntu go for the 12.04-release which is very stable and actually are a LTS-release(long term support). 12.10 will be stable in time, now it isn’t
Here is where you will find it:
Xubuntu is a variety of the Ubuntu Linux distribution, http://www.ubuntu.com/ , but centered around the lightweight Xfce-desktop( http://www.xfce.org/ ). The benefit of using Xfce instead of Ubuntus own Unity-desktop or the dominating Gnome-desktop, or KDE, is that you still get a modern looking and functional desktop but without wasting unnecessary computing power just running it. For one, it benefits the framerates in modern Windows-games which run just fine under Wine in Linux. More exciting stuff will come out of that as Valve soon will be launching a Linux-native gaming client for Steam, Valves popular online game store/repository.
A low resource desktop will also keep the computer cooler and more silent running, as fans don’t have to spin up as often just manouevering the desktop. They can save themselves until there is a demanding and interesting task for the cpu/gpu to crunch through.
Now, there is other lightweight desktops around like Lxde or Openbox, but Xfce is much more polished and feature complete rendering it no big sacrifice to not be running ie Gnome itself. Personally I believe that Ubuntu itself is already the best Linux-distro around, or rather Debian is – on which Ubuntu is based, but Ubuntu add all those preconfigured little things that makes just setting up the computer not a pain. And Xubuntu is Ubuntu, but without wasting resources, an almost perfect Linux-distro imho and I can wholeheartedly recommend Xubuntu for anyone deciding to switch over to Linux. And for seasoned veterans as well, for that matter.
Of course, this site is running off Xubuntu! Why not a Linux server-distro powering the site, even less demanding on resources, you may ask? Well, this is not only a server, this is my Linux play-box which happens to run a server as well. And since the server itself is no big project of mine, it just exists, it can happily be alive in the background on my Xubuntu-box
I added some Xubuntu-identifiers to the header so no one can miss out on what’s the deal here
And for those who don’t even know what Linux is(!), do try to get the background here:
And, in case you didn’t know it, all your shiny new Android-cellphones and Tablets are running Linux too! Your 55″ Smart-TV:s as well. And Apples IphoneOS and OSX are in large parts based on the Gnu Operating System, on which all Linux-distributions are based, even though Apple uses a BSD-kernel instead of a Linux-kernel(very much alike, both are *NIX)! And what do you think the mighty Googles servers are running? Not Windows, eh?
Inventor of Linux(Linus Torvalds):
The latest Linux “kernel”:
Free software(as in speech, not as in beer):
Founder of gnu, and the Free Software Foundation: