It’s been a long time since I was up this early, and I was hoping while up to get a couple of good (as much as I…

It’s been a long time since I was up this early, and I was hoping while up to get a couple of good (as much as I…

It’s been a long time since I was up this early, and I was hoping while up to get a couple of good (as much as I could with a group of pines in the way of the horizon) sunrise photos.

But alas, not a single cloud in the sky. Did take a few photos of some spider webs, and a spider hanging between two trees midair. Will see later if they are worth posting.

#photography #sunrise #nothing #notworkingwithme

And here Google thought it was going to sneak one past you and collect your YouTube history separately from your…

And here Google thought it was going to sneak one past you and collect your YouTube history separately from your…

And here Google thought it was going to sneak one past you and collect your YouTube history separately from your Google history. Luckily, you can easily turn that “feature” off:

lifehacker.com/5889830/hide-your-youtube-history-from-googles-new-privacy-policy

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

#ubuntu #oniric #upgrade #problems #fixes #kde #gnome

With Ubuntu Oneiric my KDE/QTK theme configuration broke leaving Evolution and other gtk programs looking horrible. Just theme issues aside, the fonts were far too small to comfortable to read, after some time I found that loading gnome-settings-daemon and using gnome-tweak-tool

I was able to get the fonts set where I could easily see the text again. For the time being having mis-matching themes between programs is something I will and am willing to put up with.

But the next problem that seems to come up at times is something to do with dconf crashing or not starting in time. For some programs like Firefox it no big deal (yes Firefox I want you as the default browser, again), but for others (like Miro) the only way to get back full working control is to kill the program.

Putting aside problems I had on my borked filesystem, I’m not seeing anything in this update to make me glad I updated. I use a number of 3rd party sources (PPAs), so for some programs I was already up to date or had a more recent version than what Oneiric had.

And everything was working just the way I liked. I’ve told my parents to hold off on updating the system, and I’ll see how I feel after just a couple of days.

For many reasons I’d like to switch back to a rolling release like Debian, but I’m not a fan of their current policies (ie: How they are handling Firefox/Mozilla), and the issue of 3rd party sources.

When it comes to 3rd party sources, Ubuntu does seems better off with its PPA. I’ve looked at other distros. But I haven’t found anything I’m willing to try in a vm let alone install, yet.