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Emacs, Org Mode, and a database like no other

Like any married man, I suppose, I have a Honeydew List. It’s a list that forever changes but never goes away. Shopping lists, Honeydew lists, radio program lists…. I keep my lists in Emacs, and in particular I utilize a … Continue reading

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Where are they now?

I’ve been blogging here for the better part of nine months, with some absences, of course. (The most recent one: my wife is having a medication reaction in the wake of what we thought was going to be a peaceful … Continue reading

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Pardus: the end, and a beginning?

It appears that Pardus has come to the end of the road. If you’re interested in the depressing details, you can read what former developer Bahadır Kandemir has to say. Meanwhile, an interesting thread on the Pardus World Forum is … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 12 “Lisa”: GNOME, deep in a dream

Is it melodramatic to say that Linux Mint 12 has been the most anticipated distribution of the year? Maybe, maybe not. Probably. But I was certainly looking forward to it: even more so when I learned about Mint’s proposed reworking … Continue reading

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Xubuntu 11.10: go, little ‘Buntu, go!

The release announcement was not exactly bashful: There are a few times when, through hard work and diligence, we get things right. The developers and contributors of Xubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” believe they have it right. They are proud to … Continue reading

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A weekend with Kubuntu

I’ve been playing around with Kubuntu 11.10 for four or five days, in between taking our little cat Sammy to the emergency room for little cats and participating in other activities of daily living. Here are my first and second … Continue reading

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Mageia, three months (or so) on

If I ever had any regular readers, I’m sure I’ve lost them all by now! We had a bit of weather in Connecticut, as you might have heard; putting up hurricane shutters, and later taking them down, brought me into … Continue reading

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A message from the Eocene; or, the ballad of WordPerfect

From time to time, I look back fondly on the years when I ran Windows. It doesn’t last; my wife’s computer has XP on it, and XP needs some periodic adjusting, and then it all seems like just a bad … Continue reading

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A podcast I liked

I’ve never really made a habit of listening to Linux podcasts, but I happened to download an episode of MintCast the other day. They spent most of it talking to Jonathan Nadeau of Frostbite Systems and, apparently, the Accessible Computing … Continue reading

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Mageia: the return of the Girl Next Door

Like many acolytes in the Temple of the Mighty Penguin, I had my first successful Linux experience with Ubuntu. (It was 7.04. I still have the disk.) I was generally satisfied with Ubuntu, but had some trouble with WiFi, looked … Continue reading

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