Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Well, it's not been my month for hardware. Or rather, had I fixed it right the first time...
Well, folks, she died on me. That failing hard drive finally gave up the ghost, so things will be a bit slow around Tuxmachines today.
I think my hard drive is going out. It's been a while since I bought one. I used to really like Maxtor, but I think they were bought out. By who? I bought a Western Digital a couple years ago and it didn't last too long. So, what are your opinions of the best, as in sturdy, dependable, and long lasting, hard drives today?
I've been chugging along happily using Sabayon for about six months or so, but once again, the urge to update to the latest and greatest bit me on my asterisks.
To All My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2011, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Sorry about that coupla hours downtime. The cable was down.
Ha ha, saw this headline and was going to rush to post it.
What a night. We went down yesterday due to hardware failure in the server.
Getting old games to work is tricky sometimes. But sometimes it's still possible.
If you've had difficulty finding a good binary that still works for quake 2 try Yamagi Quake 2. Just follow the instructions there cuz they work perfectly on modern Linux systems. Yipppeee!
In light of the malware scare yesterday, I thought it might be prudent to make sure everything else was up-to-date on security fixes as well. In addition, I've added a new theme for registered folks to try out.
I have been informed that my site was producing malware warnings from Google. Google web tools reported that some malicious ads were possibly being served through my OpenX ad server. OpenX has been removed and the database deleted. tuxmachines.org is completely safe as are the google ads that remain.
I'd been happily using Sabayon 5.3 past several months until one unhappy update. So, I went back to my Mepis install. Then I remembered why I had to move on from it. So with Sabayon 5.4, will my KDE desktop return to a usable state?
You may have noticed the lack of updates to the site past few days, and along with my apologies comes the explanation that I've been very ill.