Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is out (officially)

Get started with Ubuntu. I would recommend you use the Torrent, as it should be inversely slammed as compared to the server.

ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso 23-Apr-2008 02:03 699M Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (standard download)

ubuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso.torrent 24-Apr-2008 08:23 28K Desktop CD for PC (Intel x86) computers (BitTorrent download)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

fika: powering late nights

I'm not sure I subscribe to this idea of mornings beginning with abrupt alarms, rushing to whatever destination you need to get to, eating quickly or not at all, and too much sunlight being forced through our eyes?

I much prefer the concept of no beginning. In which things will just always be there, waiting for you to do them, however not in the order of this must be done while you would much prefer to be sleeping. The solution is simple, wake up, do your thing, return home tired and take a nap, then fika. Fika to the rescue. No more tired eyes, no more struggling to begin doing what it is you need to be doing.

Oops, homework due Wednesday morning, well there's always Tuesday night. Thank you 24/7 libraries, and thank you coffee grinder.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

excitement comes from...

excitement comes
from knowing basics
and then
very quickly
building complexity

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

I've upgraded two of my machine to Hardy and it wasn't completely without trouble. First off, I would recommend to the Ubuntu upgrade process team that if they can foresee an issue with your old/working wireless firmware drivers not working in Heron due to them upgrading to a new future version, than do us a favor and download the updated version.

Under 7.10 I had bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-3_i386.deb and wl_apsta-

However 8.04 needs something like bcm43xx-fwcutter_011-3_i386.deb which means my upgraded machine is without wireless, atleast until I can do my further updates via LAN cable.

In other news, school is cool. All around challenging and intellectually stimulating. They like to drag you around for your first two years with yet-another-computer-class and some decent professors/grad_students, but once you get into the cool classes, ever class is cool (minus one), and all the professors are superstars (except one).

So the hope is that I shall become one with the code after this quarter, and be able to design my own computer architecture, do lots of software engineering projects, and make awesome happen out intense constraints... time, freedom...