Linux is awesome in the sense that any and all kinds of software you’d ever need, is available for free – legally. It’s easy to see why people are so fond of it, because it’s an amazing experience.
Until you need to install new hardware, that is. A graphics card or, in this case, a TV tuner card. Then all hell breaks loose. Continue reading ‘Love/Hate/Linux’
A good while ago, I mentioned an interest in another weird idea – after all, being weird is part of what makes me me. This is about a keyboard layout that is different from the “Qwerty” layout we’re all familiar with.
I had already been toying with the Dvorak layout and had made reasonable progress learning it, but I found that the position of keys used in typical keyboard shortcuts were bothersome – especially Ctrl+Z,X,C,V. Details like that are among the top arguments of the Colemak layout.
The Colemak layout looks remarkably similar to the familiar Qwerty layout.
Continue reading ‘Revisiting Colemak’
I came across a handful of short clips where famous actors take the role of nature and give it a voice. They’re absolutely worth watching. Here are my favorites, and the full playlist contains 9 impressive videos in all. I don’t think you can not watch them all! In particular, I just love Harrison Ford’s rough “I don’t give a damn” attitude, and Julia Roberts’ message is equally unforgiving, if not downright brutal.
(Watch the clips in full screen. They’re amazing.)
Harrison Ford is The Ocean:
“Humans? I don’t owe them a thing. I give. They take. But I can always take back.”
Continue reading ‘Did you ever hear nature speak? Now it does.’