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29 October 2002 @ 11:12 pm
Various and Sundry  
  • The night of the Real Analysis mid-term, I had a waking dream where Bressoud was wearing some sort of wizard hat, and he stood in front of the class, and said, "Now, some of you are probably wondering what the answers these questions are. I can't tell you right away, but I will tell you where to look. The answers to these questions lie in the soul of every man, woman, and child who is pure in thought and deed. In order to get them, you're just going to have to kill one of them and rip the answers from their soul. Best of luck!"

  • I think of IM'ing systems as the computer equivalent of a phone. I only use them for the same reasons as phones. I don't know why I'm telling you that.

  • I think o fIRC as the computer equivalent of a pager. See above.

  • My roommate is not a human being. Only twice have I ever seen him eat.

  • Recently, I spend most of my "spare time" construcing icons for my Windowmaker setup and compiling programs at home. I am a total dork.

  • The rest of that "spare time" has been spent reading House of Leaves. I'm not kidding.

  • The Berlin Windowing system is where it's at. Or where it will be at, in about 20 years . . . I love innovative software.

  • For you Linux-ey people out there, just a heads-up that Logjam 4.0 is the damn shiznit. It's so purty - so quick, so lively . . . awww - isn't it cute?

  • One day, I will have a single shell script that I can activate that will compile my distribution for me over the next couple of days, and go "ding" when it's done. I am sick of compiling everything by hand. NTS- look into that Gentoo source again.

  • I need to return things to people, and I need to get in touch with people in meatspace. Yes Gunn - that was just for you.
Current Mood: Real Analysis . . . Smacking my bitch up . . .
uuintermutedrchase on October 29th, 2002 09:38 pm (UTC)
Any screenshots of your Windowmaker setup? Are you primarily a WM person?

I used to use WM extensively...I still do on occasion, I love it. : )
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on October 30th, 2002 03:00 am (UTC)
WM is my window manager of choice. I used Enlightenment for a while, then I started on WM, and couldn't kick the habit. BTW - which do you use regularly? I haven't found a reason to use a different one, personally. (or more than one, for that matter)

No screenshot right now - I can post one later, when I get to the Mac lab. Right now, my box is still in 640x480 "hellpit" mode, until I get time to fiddle with X. Damn X.
uuintermutedrchase on October 30th, 2002 09:11 am (UTC)
Right now, on my fileserver, I'm using Blackbox. I originally used FVWM2, for its speed. Then I moved onto WindowMaker, then Enlightenment, then back to WM. I tried combinations with Gnome but Gnome is terribly, well, terrible. Still. It hasn't changed. hehe

So I felt like giving KDE3.x a test drive. Definitely an improvement over 2.x, so I used that for a couple of weeks while I decided what to go to next. Decided to give blackbox another shot, and it's working out surprisingly well this time around.

On my development boxes/workstations I tend to use WindowMaker, FVWM2, Blackbox, TWM (for shits and giggles), or Sawfish by itself.

I'm not into the whole Gnome and KDE thing...they're terribly bloated, and resource hogs. That's also why I steered away from E for a while. Not that my fileserver is worried about resources ( http://www.newchibacity.com/sysinfo ) . Then again, my fileserver doesn't even really need a gui environment, as I prefer consoles anyway. : )
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Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Totally Ferretdiscoflamingo on October 30th, 2002 03:01 am (UTC)
Dude - you're so totally ahead of me on the Total Dork scale. Yeah . . .
la femme stygiangunn on October 30th, 2002 06:17 am (UTC)
Tell me when you've got a little free time- I was hoping to see you last night, but you had school stuff to worry about.
atelierlune on October 30th, 2002 07:36 am (UTC)
mmm... meatspace....
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atelierlune on October 30th, 2002 12:13 pm (UTC)
Unsure but continuing
Ideas..... could be. Ideas in the Mind of the Cosmos.

The ultimate wetware or something.