Today Is Monday, It’s Always Monday, From Part II to V
The hard drive in my laptop is dying. So I turned it on at 6:30. It booted probably moments after I left to take the kid to school at 8:00. But… I figured no problem, I have finished the upgrade on my other machine, I’ll just get my mail there. The upgrade installed Gnome 3.8, from the 2.x versions. It comes up with an essentially blank screen. S l o w l y comes up.
It’s not blank, it has what looks like a curtain. I actually waited figuring the curtain might open theatrically and show me a desktop. It didn’t. Except for the clock there are exactly two things you can click on, one is something called “Activities” and the other is my user name. I clicked on “Activities” and fully 10 seconds tick by before it shows me a line of about a half dozen BIG ass icons. Exactly two of these are identifiable, Firefox and the file-cabinet icon of Nautilus. I never use Nautilus, if I want to play around with files, I use a terminal. I have discovered that, with the right tools (Windows doesn’t have them…), it is easier and more efficient to work with files by using all ten fingers than it is to use one finger and a wrist. Continue reading →
On Dec. 30th 2013, the The Ænigma Project broadcast a show about Ghost Pictures. Good show. But we got a little silly in the chat room talking about pictures with orbs. Most people think they’re ghosts, when really they’re nothing but dust reflecting light. This was my response to reflecting orbs.
I’ve been playing Bill Maher’s weekly trivia “Are You Smarter Than A Politician” on Facebook. Sometime in October or November it stopped working. Which was highly annoying as I was on top of the leader-board!
When you accessed the app, the bottom of the frame to load the “Breaking News” would simply spin and never load. Consequently, the script would never complete loading to the point where you could click on the links and take the quiz.
It was frustrating. After searching for a solution I finally found a link to the quiz outside of Facebook that does work.
If you’ve been in the same boat, try this link to complete the quiz for the remainder of the year. (You must first be logged into your account on Facebook for this to work properly.)
Now that the holidays are upon us, there are a couple of apps you might like for the kid in you.
Snowfall Live Wallpaper by Kittehface Software Live wallpaper for the holiday. Falling snow, holiday lights on the trees, and you can even select an option to have Santa fly across the screen from time to time. He increases his appearance the closer it gets to December 25th.
This full version has tons of settings for colors, Christmas lights, time of day tracking, camera speeds, Santa sightings, snow appearance, and more!
PERMISSIONS: Coarse location is to allow calculation of accurate sunrise/sunset times!
ReindeerCam by ReindeerCam LLC Do you believe in Santa? We’ve got proof he exists! Discover what over 1 million already have – that Santa is real! See Santa’s reindeer live on your mobile device! Watch with your own eyes as Santa himself feeds the reindeer!
Santa feed times everyday November 16th through December 24th, 11AM, 6PM & 9PM EST Continue reading →