Wrap Up Of A Week Each with Unity and Gnome 3

Somehow I knew that when I wrote my last post about working for a week each with Unity and Gnome 3, that this post would not necessarily come two weeks after. Daily activities and the Stanley Cup finals sort of sidetracked me (well worth it though  - Woooooo! Bruins! Congratulations!) The good part is I did… Continue reading Wrap Up Of A Week Each with Unity and Gnome 3

A Week Each With Unity (Ubuntu 11.04) & Gnome 3 (Fedora 15)

There are some interesting changes that Ubuntu's new Unity interface, and Gnome's new version 3 bring to the table. I say "interesting" because if you look around the internet enough, you'll find quite a mix of opinions on both. Of course I'm interested in what all the discussion is about. I've decided to commit to… Continue reading A Week Each With Unity (Ubuntu 11.04) & Gnome 3 (Fedora 15)

Repost (and Edited): Creating Good Passwords

This is originally a post I did back in 2008, which I have edited to tweak some of my original recommendations. This has become especially more important as sites like Facebook, Twitter, and online emails are becoming more the focus of online attacks. Most companies and universities have password policies in place that enforce complexity requirements. But… Continue reading Repost (and Edited): Creating Good Passwords

Benoit Mandelbrot – RIP

Benoit Mandelbrot passed away at age 85. RIP For those familiar with Jonathan Coulton's song Mandelbrot Set, his thoughts are posted here. And if you're not familiar with the song, listen below. Jonathan Coulton - 'Mandelbrot Set' from Best. Concert. Ever. (Parental note: There is some language in this song)

More on NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager

A couple of posts back, I mentioned how I got the Nvidia nView Desktop Manager to work in Windows 7. What it did for me was to display two different images on each monitor, however, I no longer had the ability to cycle the backgrounds (i.e. slide show) - a new feature in Windows 7.… Continue reading More on NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager

Sigh… Oh Facebook

I usually don't like to post rants, but once again (and this is the reason for the "sigh" - the type of sigh that perhaps a parent gives a child for repeating the same thing to continually get in trouble), Facebook has forced upon their users "enhancements" that open up privacy concerns. This time though,… Continue reading Sigh… Oh Facebook

NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager On Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup at my desk at work (with my laptop - which is then linked via Input Director to my single monitor desktop). I just happened to stumble in Control Panel on my work laptop, which is Win XP, NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager. Upon launch, there was a button to enable… Continue reading NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager On Windows 7