Archive for April, 2008

a few photos from France

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Here are a few photos from Paris, France… Enjoy!

Louvre evening Parisian puff  
Louvre birds  
Basilica of the Sacré Coeur people by the pyramids  
under Eiffel statue of Mary

View more @ Flickr

wish I could post

Friday, April 18th, 2008

There’s an error on my blog’s host that prevents me from posting anything interesting, such as pictures. Sorry. (I’ve tried a few times over the past couple weeks.)

  1. I tried posting that I have new pictures on Flickr. (Check them out! They’re from Paris, France!)
  2. I would also post something about donating to the Libre Graphics Meeting (complete with a cute little button graphic). I’ve donated; you should too!

(The issue seems related to some over-zealous security software on the host that doesn’t like images linked from remote sites, it seems.)

UPDATE: Thanks for the quick fix, Myron! Things work again! Woohoo! (:

the history meme

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

It seems everyone else is doing it…

history | awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
460 git
91 rug
88 cd
81 ls
34 xrandr
16 ssh
15 vi
15 killall
12 gitk
11 gvim


  • I save a lot of my history.
  • Obviously, I use git a lot.
  • I guess I also do a lot of command-line package management.
  • Usually I navigate via Nautilus and open directories there, or I will navigate to certain directories and just do “new terminal” and then it will default to the same directory.
  • xrandr is so high because I kept trying to get dual-head working the exact way I wanted to one day (and a lot of those are xrandr –help).
  • I guess I don’t ssh as much now as I used to, although when I do, they’re usually long-lasting ssh sessions.
  • vi is the result of quick edits… When I run gvim, it’s more long-lasting editing sessions, where I do not often close the window; I open multiple files in tabs and keep a window open at all times.
  • I run a lot of commands either in alt-f2 or through gnome-do… and I usually use the slab (and gnome-do too) for launching GUI software.
  • Just FWIW: If I had a tally of the GUI apps I use, it would probably be in this order: Firefox (mainly version 3 betas, sometimes version 2), Nautilus, gnome-terminal, vim, x-chat, pidgin.

Linux color calibration in 2008?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Dear Lazyweb, I remember seeing things about color calibration using a Spyder2 way back in 2007.  Has much progressed?  How would one do this in 2008 on openSUSE 10.3, specifically?

(Hopefully someone like Hubert Figuière will come to the rescue.)

Thanks in advance!