Updates, Lucid, Oahu, Etc

Haven’t blogged in over a month – so much for regular updates and such. Oh well.

New version of Ubuntu is out, haven’t upgraded yet due to lack of hard drive space – still haven’t done the warranty RMA on my big, but glitched, 500GB drive. Maybe next week. I have played with Lucid on my brother’s machine – WTF is the thinking behind the wandering window control buttons? I stopped playing with Ubuntu/GNOME themes several releases ago – the defaults worked fine and looked OK – but wandering window buttons are irritatingly stupid, especially on an LTS release. Reverting to the older, saner (browner…) theme will have to be the first thing I do once I do move up to 10.04.

I already get rid of the multi-user-switcher thing and the seperate power-management widget as useless panel clutter on this single-user desktop machine; possibly my perferences for the ideal Ubuntu appearance fossilized several releases ago?

In more personal, cooler news, just got back from a week in Hawai’i. Never been before, and I loved Oahu, despite Honolulu’s traffic! I’m still going through several hundred photos, but here’s a few favourites from the first couple of days of the trip!
It Always Rains In YVR
Beaches of Waikiki
Rainbow At The Royal Birthstones
Drink Locally, Think Globally

By Brian Burger

Started this site way, way back in November 1998, when the web was young. It's still here, and so am I.

2 replies on “Updates, Lucid, Oahu, Etc”

Just trying out the 10.04 Netbook edition off a USB thumb drive for now, very nice indeed, and everything works out of the box on my Dell Latitude 2100. I was going to install the desktop version but this works and looks fantastic on the the small netbook, perfect, alot more efficient than the desktop version, as I had 9.04 desktop on there. About to install it now.

Oh, nice photos!

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