While having network issues at work today someone asked “Hey, what happened to the internet?”
To my wonderful wife, Elizabeth, Happy Anniversary!
rpm is definitely the worst package manager out there. It’s way to difficult to use. For instance, given a rpm how do you list the files in it?
rpm --list --file my.rpm
I simply get the rpm help screen again. Hmmm, I guess it’s time to type
I search for –list and find that you must specify –query and –package. Ok that makes sense. So I type in
rpm -qlp my.rpm
. Ah so package is different than file.
On my lowly PIII 650Mhz with 512MB ram and an Nvidia GeForce2 MX with 32MB, Metacity and GNOME run slow. Especially when moving windows around, metacity insisted that fullframe window movement was needed. Well, I decided to look on the net again to see if this has changed. And I found the solution right here.
Man the borg comes in and sets up a web proxy. Now nothing works as it used to. ARGH!
I returned the defective scanner back to Staple’s and got a working one. I pulled it out of the box, plugged the cables in and viola! It is a nice scanner. Fits nicely on the desk and a lot quieter than the old SCSI HP ScanJet 5P. Now I’m going to list the 5p on ebay.
I’m going to give the “currency” theme a try for a while.