Flash mob with elves. It’s probably an ad campaign, still fun though:
Christmas came early for me and my relative unexpectedly gave me a phone he deemed too complicated to use. It’s free for him after a contract renewal but he much prefers his current phone.
The new phone is one of those slide phones that I have once declared I shan’t be ever carrying. It comes with some GPS whatever and a camera and a USB cable and a nice box. I haven’t really started reading the user guide yet but will do so in a couple of days time.
For some who may know, I’ve been eyeing for a new phone lately. This isn’t close to what I was hoping for but it will suffice. And Claudia, I can pass you back Sony Ericsson quite soon. Wahaha…
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This song is stuck in my head for more than a week and not without a somber tone. My mind would slow-mo an event that can only be described as tragedious (if there’s such a word).
Never mind that, I apologize if I spoilt the song for you. It is, unforgettably, a beautiful song.
Unforgetable – Nat King Cole
After installing Ubuntu Server, you can be in dismay when you are greeted with a command prompt. It’s the 21st century and let’s not act tough that the terminal in the coolest thing. It really isn’t unless you want to show it off to your pals. (On an absolutely unrelated note: Don’t bother flexing your terminal skills to girls, they get impressed with your nerd culture and your coolness drop to -10.)
Okay let’s install some graphical user interface for humans alright. If you want to install GNOME in Ubuntu Server or the Cloud Enterprise Server, you can. And here is how to do it:
[code lang=”bash”]sudo apt-get install –no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop[/code]
The no-install-recommends command begins with 2 dashes but WordPress gets hungry and ate one of them so be sure to correct that when typing.
If you leave out the “no-install-recommends” option, Ubuntu installs software such as OpenOffice.org. They’re basically things I don’t want in a server. This is useful when you want a user interface but do not want things like games etc.. All these programs makes Ubuntu feel “unclean” for me. My preferred method of installing Ubuntu is always to use the Server edition and then install the GNOME interface with the above code.
As possibly the only NetBeans users coding in PHP in Singapore, I would like to announce in a somewhat lonely fashion that NetBeans 6.8 has been released. Despite being ridiculed for the past two years [insert laughter] for my unusual support for coding PHP with NetBeans IDE, I can never get used to something other than NetBeans so there’s probably something NetBeans did right after all.
If you’re on NetBeans 6.7, I urge you to upgrade. If you aren’t a NetBeans user, do give NetBeans a chance. It’s (probably) slower and Java-ish but the excellent code completion support more than made up for it. Oh yeah, and it’s free too.
Sick of TV thrillers with ridiculous technologies that will only make you cringe? Here’s a consolidate clip of some of the finest:
I was trying to back things up to a remote server and it is stipulated to take 70 days. I was told to relax.
I need some beer.
Opensource hero Richard Stallman gets hungry and will code for foot:
Richard Stallman Eats Something From His Foot
During a lecture Q&A session Richard Stallman appears to pick something off his foot or toe, places it in his mouth and chews on it. Disgusting!
The computer experts in India does things differently for sure. They use Windows Media Player to locate people:
What Windows Media Player Can do
Windows Media Player is sure no average tool.
I opened my wallet to discover the notes compartment of my wallet filled with receipts. Only receipts and nothing more. I have this little application on my iPod that keeps track of my spending and I stared at it recounting the numerous I spent money in the name of — ahem — convenience. As a punishment I ate some lower price pasta at Pastamania.