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  • Miscellaneous | Logos of Crafts | Page 2
    and that I would typically almost lie on the chair instead of sitting on it Raising the chair meant that my laptop s screen was too low now I do have already a stand for it but I had to raise it somehow The keyboard s box was an excellent solution to this I think the current position of the laptop in relation to the height of my eyes is now even better than what it used to be Third and perhaps most important I got myself some software to remind me to take breaks For the Mac I could find a free one Time Out and a commercial one MacBreakZ Although Time Out seems very very decent and almost just as useful there is one thing in MacBreakZ that makes for me a huge difference It suggests specific exercises for every break taking into account your condition and your usage patterns Even if the exercises are the same for everyone I already found they were good for me today and really enjoyed taking the breaks So eventually I bought it and highly recommend it for others who wish to do something for their RSI related pain 0 002 March 20 2009 Posted by CK in Funny Miscellaneous Tags Bad math Verizon XKCD add a comment If you saw today s XKCD comic perhaps you also read the mouse over hint And 0 002 dollars will NEVER equal 0 002 cents I was surprised that I still remember it but anyhow this refers to a Verizon horror story The amazing audio from that story is here Got tagged Applications meme March 15 2009 Posted by CK in IT Miscellaneous Tags Applications Linux Meme 1 comment so far It s been some time from my last post due to work load and probably it would be even more if I was not tagged by Panagiotis I converted from GNU Linux see how politically correct I am to Mac OS X more than 2 years ago so I have lost touch with the scene However I ll give it a try Unavoidably this will be a post referring to the past Which desktop manager do you use more often I was using KDE since the very early days after trying pretty much everything there was out there Which desktop application you would not like to see implemented again on linux And why I wouldn t like to see implemented again any application which does the same things as existing applications The I can do it better attitude has a point only when there is real innovation involved For a long time now this has not been the case on the Linux desktop world As an example of innovation take a look at mobile devices such as the iPhone and now the Palm Pre That kind of thinking out of the box is needed and if someone s planning to build equally innovative applications or interfaces please do so Which desktop application you

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  • Mobility | Logos of Crafts | Page 2
    but as I have also learned the hard way you have to stick with mainstream in such cases if you want to get enough software to customise your phone to your exact liking So at the end of the day my only option was the Nokia E71 running S60 I had never used a Symbian phone before although I was the owner of a Psion Revo that s how I found out about the abundance of applications principle back then SymbianOS was nothing close to mainstream although the 5MX was considered a business man s dream I thought however that right now Symbian is running on most of the smartphones out there something like 50 according to a study I read recently and have no quotation for Therefore it should be great and do everything right No I paid those sweet hundreds of euros went back home and started playing with it I knew I was not getting a touch screen and was willing to accept it assuming that S60 provides smart ways to avoid too many keystrokes Gravely wrong So here s a list of what frustrates me and please let me know if I m wrong on something the manual doesn t shed any light on these Doing pretty much anything on this phone means I have to hit a number of keys I am looking for a way to assign phones I call too often to keys I could be missing something but something tells me it cannot be done I have to start writing the name With accented Greek letters this means pain most of the time This is just an example though the 10 shortcuts to common applications offered by the two start up screens business and personal are just not enough You have click your way through to the application you re looking for somewhere in the menu s The menu is completely unintuitive I was always listening to raving reports about the Nokia menus well someone has to use a PalmOS phone for a few days Ok this is a feature rich device and of course there s many settings and options to set but still how come I could do everything quickly and easily on the Treo from Day 1 but now I have to search through countless menu directories It just doesn t work for me Data plans are expensive if I am near a WiFi spot I want to use that access point for all operations in need of internet connectivity This is not possible there s a lot of incoherence and different applications have a different understanding about the facility they should use In the web browser you can set it uniquely i e can t say I want to use WiFi any of them but must select a specific wireless network which means to change every time you change location In other applications you can t even choose it just goes ahead to use the phone s data

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  • The linux-on-laptop experiment | Logos of Crafts
    and lack of thermal sensor information which I understand is a problem with Dell and Linux across the board I can live with both All of wifi bluetooth camera graphics audio power management suspend to RAM disk etc work fine I haven t tried the fingerprint sensor Overall I m very happy with my choice although it s certainly too early for safe conclusions and I still regret that I paid for all that MacOSX software which I now put aside I ll keep you posted how it goes Update already Rekonq doesn t like WordPress My post was sent in half Time for the fox Like this Like Loading Related Comments 1 adamo October 13 2010 These days my Linux on laptop is VirtualBox Reply Leave a Reply to adamo Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email search Also available at I have a second blog where I m posting songs and comments on artwork that I like Feel free to drop by Play it again Sam There s a twitter account too if you wish to follow Blogs that I read Andy Edmonds blog dds Blogs are like opinions Everybody has one Broadband Prime Past midnight thoughts iterator Archives April 2014 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 1 May 2013 1 January 2013 1 February 2012 1 December 2011 1 October 2011 1 June 2011 1

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  • Apple no more | Logos of Crafts
    in the past that I m not going back to other existing at the moment operating systems on the laptop now I ve changed my mind Openness is not just a philosophical issue it s a real matter of freedom I have been using Linux and FreeBSD on various laptops in the past for a long time and it s clearly time I return to that practice Apple desperately wants to lock us in and Google desperately wants our data so it s not Chromium or Android either With both companies preparing for the mother of all IT battles for advertisements on mobile platforms I don t want to be part of it Any platform whose defaults I can t override is not good enough So my current plan as soon as I finish with my academic obligations and as long as things remain the same until then is to convert to different hardware and some Linux distribution On the mobile end I will wait for Nokia s update to N900 Meego sounds promising I only regret the hundreds of euros I spent on software for the Mac OS and feel sorry I ll have to part with some favorites such as Things Journler BibDesk and OmniGraffle Like this Like Loading Related Comments 1 saperduper February 21 2010 i am glad http kotsokalis wordpress com 2009 12 24 the joys not of searching for a new phone comment 135 http saperduper org post 318805766 this is why i hate apple comment 30462537 you changed your mind Reply 2 synodinos February 28 2010 http www google com search q I want a computer that WORKS I couldn t resist Reply 3 The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts October 13 2010 Productivity Tags Apple Dell Kubuntu laptop Linux MacOSX trackback Eight months ago I made a pledge My next laptop would be running on some Linux distribution Exclusively At the time I received Reply Leave a Reply to saperduper Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email search Also available at I have a second blog where I m posting songs and comments on artwork that I like Feel free to drop by Play it again Sam There s a twitter account too if you wish to follow Blogs that I read Andy Edmonds blog dds Blogs are like opinions Everybody has one Broadband Prime Past midnight thoughts iterator Archives April 2014 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 1 May 2013 1 January 2013 1 February 2012 1 December 2011 1 October 2011 1 June 2011 1 May 2011

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  • Apple no more | Logos of Crafts
    past that I m not going back to other existing at the moment operating systems on the laptop now I ve changed my mind Openness is not just a philosophical issue it s a real matter of freedom I have been using Linux and FreeBSD on various laptops in the past for a long time and it s clearly time I return to that practice Apple desperately wants to lock us in and Google desperately wants our data so it s not Chromium or Android either With both companies preparing for the mother of all IT battles for advertisements on mobile platforms I don t want to be part of it Any platform whose defaults I can t override is not good enough So my current plan as soon as I finish with my academic obligations and as long as things remain the same until then is to convert to different hardware and some Linux distribution On the mobile end I will wait for Nokia s update to N900 Meego sounds promising I only regret the hundreds of euros I spent on software for the Mac OS and feel sorry I ll have to part with some favorites such as Things Journler BibDesk and OmniGraffle Like this Like Loading Related Comments 1 saperduper February 21 2010 i am glad http kotsokalis wordpress com 2009 12 24 the joys not of searching for a new phone comment 135 http saperduper org post 318805766 this is why i hate apple comment 30462537 you changed your mind Reply 2 synodinos February 28 2010 http www google com search q I want a computer that WORKS I couldn t resist Reply 3 The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts October 13 2010 Productivity Tags Apple Dell Kubuntu laptop Linux MacOSX trackback Eight months ago I made a pledge My next laptop would be running on some Linux distribution Exclusively At the time I received Reply Leave a Reply to synodinos Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email search Also available at I have a second blog where I m posting songs and comments on artwork that I like Feel free to drop by Play it again Sam There s a twitter account too if you wish to follow Blogs that I read Andy Edmonds blog dds Blogs are like opinions Everybody has one Broadband Prime Past midnight thoughts iterator Archives April 2014 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 1 May 2013 1 January 2013 1 February 2012 1 December 2011 1 October 2011 1 June 2011 1 May 2011 2 February

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  • Apple no more | Logos of Crafts
    that I m not going back to other existing at the moment operating systems on the laptop now I ve changed my mind Openness is not just a philosophical issue it s a real matter of freedom I have been using Linux and FreeBSD on various laptops in the past for a long time and it s clearly time I return to that practice Apple desperately wants to lock us in and Google desperately wants our data so it s not Chromium or Android either With both companies preparing for the mother of all IT battles for advertisements on mobile platforms I don t want to be part of it Any platform whose defaults I can t override is not good enough So my current plan as soon as I finish with my academic obligations and as long as things remain the same until then is to convert to different hardware and some Linux distribution On the mobile end I will wait for Nokia s update to N900 Meego sounds promising I only regret the hundreds of euros I spent on software for the Mac OS and feel sorry I ll have to part with some favorites such as Things Journler BibDesk and OmniGraffle Like this Like Loading Related Comments 1 saperduper February 21 2010 i am glad http kotsokalis wordpress com 2009 12 24 the joys not of searching for a new phone comment 135 http saperduper org post 318805766 this is why i hate apple comment 30462537 you changed your mind Reply 2 synodinos February 28 2010 http www google com search q I want a computer that WORKS I couldn t resist Reply 3 The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts October 13 2010 Productivity Tags Apple Dell Kubuntu laptop Linux MacOSX trackback Eight months ago I made a pledge My next laptop would be running on some Linux distribution Exclusively At the time I received Reply Leave a Reply to The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Facebook account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Google account Log Out Change Cancel Connecting to s Notify me of new comments via email search Also available at I have a second blog where I m posting songs and comments on artwork that I like Feel free to drop by Play it again Sam There s a twitter account too if you wish to follow Blogs that I read Andy Edmonds blog dds Blogs are like opinions Everybody has one Broadband Prime Past midnight thoughts iterator Archives April 2014 1 October 2013 1 September 2013 1 May 2013 1 January 2013 1 February 2012 1 December 2011 1 October 2011 1 June

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  • The “moving to Linux” experience | Logos of Crafts
    to the OS that best suits your needs or give the new one that you are going to try the benefit of doubt Reply harry dowler March 6 2010 got to agree with ilektrojohn comments you must be doing something wrong I have installed 3 different versions of ubuntu linux on 4 different machines including a laptop and it worked first time and all my out board devices have worked perfectly mobile phones wifi printers etc the only negative I can see with Linux installations is lack of suitable drivers for Joysticks But not being a games player not worried about that And regarding Open Office I have transferred many excel dbase word and power point files very successfully heard the saying bad workperson and their tools I have also used wubu emulator successfully on many machines I use my pc and open source software in my teaching work and as a Secretary Membership Secretary for a charity group I have not used windows on this machine for 4 years And regarding sound on my machine rather use a dedicated player for music but my linux machine sounds great when I listening or browsing radio stations on the web I have also used other variants of LInux but prefer UBUNTU because it has a good selection of Amateur Radio and Electronics software available Reply Georgios March 12 2010 heard the saying bad workperson and their tools My point exactly On one hand I have the freaking Open Office crashing on me at strange moments with every Ubuntu version since 2006 every time I really need to do real WORK you know the thing you earn money from and not fooling around this is such a nice OS And to play a simple stupid video I had first to loose many hours and then to humiliate myself move over kid let the experts do it 100 times to colleagues who themselves tried so many different things on my system which work only half of the time On the other hand every time I ever make a complaint I m branded bad workperson or from others incompetent or computer illiterate Makes me feel the only adorable thing with this OS is the penguin 3 Peter April 7 2010 Nice graph I like D Reply CK April 7 2010 Yeah slightly enriched re the one you sketched Reply 4 The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts October 13 2010 be running on some Linux distribution Exclusively At the time I received various comments incl a user satisfaction curve that foresaw disaster Yesterday evening the pledge became a reality and it remains to be seen if Reply Leave a Reply to Georgios Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting

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  • The “moving to Linux” experience | Logos of Crafts
    OS that best suits your needs or give the new one that you are going to try the benefit of doubt Reply harry dowler March 6 2010 got to agree with ilektrojohn comments you must be doing something wrong I have installed 3 different versions of ubuntu linux on 4 different machines including a laptop and it worked first time and all my out board devices have worked perfectly mobile phones wifi printers etc the only negative I can see with Linux installations is lack of suitable drivers for Joysticks But not being a games player not worried about that And regarding Open Office I have transferred many excel dbase word and power point files very successfully heard the saying bad workperson and their tools I have also used wubu emulator successfully on many machines I use my pc and open source software in my teaching work and as a Secretary Membership Secretary for a charity group I have not used windows on this machine for 4 years And regarding sound on my machine rather use a dedicated player for music but my linux machine sounds great when I listening or browsing radio stations on the web I have also used other variants of LInux but prefer UBUNTU because it has a good selection of Amateur Radio and Electronics software available Reply Georgios March 12 2010 heard the saying bad workperson and their tools My point exactly On one hand I have the freaking Open Office crashing on me at strange moments with every Ubuntu version since 2006 every time I really need to do real WORK you know the thing you earn money from and not fooling around this is such a nice OS And to play a simple stupid video I had first to loose many hours and then to humiliate myself move over kid let the experts do it 100 times to colleagues who themselves tried so many different things on my system which work only half of the time On the other hand every time I ever make a complaint I m branded bad workperson or from others incompetent or computer illiterate Makes me feel the only adorable thing with this OS is the penguin 3 Peter April 7 2010 Nice graph I like D Reply CK April 7 2010 Yeah slightly enriched re the one you sketched Reply 4 The linux on laptop experiment Logos of Crafts October 13 2010 be running on some Linux distribution Exclusively At the time I received various comments incl a user satisfaction curve that foresaw disaster Yesterday evening the pledge became a reality and it remains to be seen if Reply Leave a Reply to ilektrojohn Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in Email required Address never made public Name required Website You are commenting using your WordPress com account Log Out Change You are commenting using your Twitter account Log Out Change You are commenting using your

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