Monthly Archive: April 2008

6 Ubuntu Usability Problems 0

6 Ubuntu Usability Problems

I was talking with Ben earlier today about Ubuntu and we got into a discussion of usability problems. They aren’t necessarily major issues, but range from annoyances to “duh?”. I figured I’d discuss them, and for a few of them I have Ubuntu Brainstorm links. Mounting of unclean NTFS drives (Brainstorm #4994). This is a pet peeve of mine. All of my external hard drive drives are formated in NTFS...

Photographers are a dangerous sort 0

Photographers are a dangerous sort

I wandered outside ::GASP:: for a bit today to take some pictures for Wikipedia. I made it a point of writing down a bunch of articles in the area that needed pictures last year… but I didn’t get much of them done. Winter came soon after. I’ve finally gotten off my be-hind to go take some of those pictures. My primary stop today was a local mall. It’s an outdoor...

Ubuntu Hardy File Browser & GTKPod 0

Ubuntu Hardy File Browser & GTKPod

After playing Rock Band this weekend, I’ve been wanting to update my iPod with some new music. I was thinking of installing iTunes onto my desktop, but as it’s a Windows machine it’s having issues and generally pissing me off. Not to say that I probably don’t deserve it, and it is partially my fault – but I like blaming Windows. So the win machine being out of the question,...

Helping the older gen with password security? 0

Helping the older gen with password security?

A while back my Mother was complaining about keeping tract of all her passwords and losing them. Since she was signing up for more and more sites, some of them being rather important (email, financial, etc), I figured I’d try and help her out. I got her setup with KeePass, which is a piece of software I use myself. I made sure she set a reasonable (but memorable) password, made...

Why I Love Amazon. 1

Why I Love Amazon.

There are a lot of reasons to like specific retailers. There are a lot of reasons to dislike retailers. Personally, I find the single biggest reason to like or dislike any retailer is … Customer Service. I’ve got lots of horror stories involving companies (mostly tech related) and bad customer service. A single bad incident is enough to make me hate a company, permanently. This is why I love Amazon....