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)

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

iPad – What Do You Think?

I've been really bad about putting up new posts both here and my other blog lately, but how could I miss out on putting up something about the latest thing this week - the Apple iPad. What do I think of it? Well, I'm not sure yet. It's definitely is a wonderful piece of technology.… Continue reading iPad – What Do You Think?

Disabling User List in GDM Login Screen – Ubuntu 9.10 / Linux Mint 8

I've been playing around with both Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint 8 (just released and based on Ubuntu 9.10). One of the differences that's noticed right away is the change in the GDM login screen. By default, it lists the users to choose from, then enter the password. This may be OK for some, i.e.… Continue reading Disabling User List in GDM Login Screen – Ubuntu 9.10 / Linux Mint 8