More Hawai’i

It’s taking me longer to go through the photos from the trip than the trip itself took. I apparently shot 90+ photos per day (about 680 in a week!), and poking through them a bit at a time pads the return to reality a bit, at least.

Arizona Bleeding
Midway Wildcat III
Brass Valves
Big Boom
Famer's Market Blooms
Diamond Head Lighthouse


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