Monthly Archives: February 2008
>Fresh Ubuntu Gutsy Install (no changes or updates)
Upgrading to Hardy memory usage ( I used update-manager -d -c, and this was a few days after alpha 5)
79 Mb of bloat added to Hardy? Let’s see how hard it is to get rid of..
Remove Deskbar Applet, Fast User Switcher, Replace Broken Firefox 2 Link with Firefox 3
Change Default Background -> Brown Solid Color
Disabled in Sessions : Turn off bluetooth, evolution alarm and tracker(+applet)
Looking Better! A desktop picture is worth is worth 36 Mb.
The below are for the curious only. I don’t suggest anything below this line.
Disabled in Sessions: Check For New Hardware, Update Notifier, User Folders Update
Completely delete bottom panel and add Window list applet to top bar, (I also moved the top bar to the bottom)
Disabled Services: powernowd, acpid, apmd, bluetooth
114 (but seemed faster to boot)
Disabled Services: anacron, atd (I was curious)
Disabled Services: hotkey-setup, cupsys (curious again)
Disabled in Session, Print Queue Applet; Disabled Services: klogd, sysklogd (insanity?)
Don’t remove Power Manager in Sessions if you want the Quit/Logout Dialog to work.
Memory usage from Gnome System Monitor (which takes about 10 Mb itself).
>What is the best way to show something? Screen shots are a nice first step. This post is also a test to see how I can use a screen cast program called byzanz.
Ways To Take A Screen Shot:
Navigate Menus: Applications -> Accessories -> Take Screenshot (Click below for short video)
Ok.. So using Gif screen casts might not have been very helpful for this paticular howto. Open to ideas for new howtos using this Flash-free screen-casting concept.
>Reference: 2 LiveCDs I’d like to see or create
A while ago I made a case for a Renouveau liveCD and a BOINC liveCD. There are a couple issues with both of them.
With Renouveau, they would prefer people test their driver instead at this point. That doesn’t work well at all with a liveCD. (It changes very often)
In regards to BOINC, a liveCD had so many issues that you might as well just install it locally anyway. What do you gain using a liveCD? Not having to power up hard drives. You would need to NEVER turn off the computer to do any service to the BOINC projects you are in. I think a better idea would be to just make it a server box (and seed some less popular linux torrents while you are there).
>I am registered Independent and in Cherry Hill, NJ at least that means I can choose on primaries if I want to vote democrat or republican. So, give yourself more of a choice and register Independent!
(It’s too late for this election, though)
You still can’t vote for both, which would be ideal.
Get out and vote!