I got a comment to my recent post asking me what theme I was using. I figured I’d go ahead and post it here:

Nice font and theme! What font is that? What dpi? What freetype version (with or without bytecode)? What theme do you use?

The theme I am using is a slightly modified version of Darkilouche as the application theme, and Gilouche as the Metacity theme. I changed the orange(#f57900) in Darkilouche to red (#e30800). I switched back to Darkilouche after having trouble with Firefox and Neutronium.

As far as the font goes, I’m also using the Liberation fonts with freetype 2.3.4-3.

Iliana becomes a Fedora user

I was trying to occupy Iliana this evening so I started up Abiword to let her type. I controlled the mouse to keep focus on the document as much as possible, there were still a lot of menus popping up. The apps on the bottom were all started by her key strokes.

Iliana\'s first document

Update: Iliana is only one.

Memorial weekend update

I had a great Memorial weekend. My parents came down from Maryland to visit on Saturday. That night we went to the Carolina Mudcats game, the weather was perfect warm but not humid and most importantly no  rain.

Sunday my brother and nephew came up from Charlotte. They brought their slip and slide, while not entirely the warmest weather on Sunday, the kids still enjoyed splashing around on it. For dinner that night, I grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and some chicken breasts.

On the last day of the weekend, Monday, my parents left early to avoid traffic (but they still hit it anyway), and we just hung out. The boys watched E.T. – the Extra Terrestrial for the first time, and with all the hype behind the new Indiana Jones movies, we let them watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. I’m sure they’ll want to watch the other tree to catch up. Maybe near mid June I can take them to see the latest edition. The funny part was that Marco said, “he sounds like Han Solo”, and he mentioned the guy on the new movie, Shia LaBeouf, sounds like Sam from Transformers, which as you may or may not know is the same actor.

Now Tuesday rolled around and I’m back at work and Adan is back at school. Marco is already on summer vacation until late July when he begins kindergarten.

Adan’s tee-ball game

Tonight we went to Adan’s first tee-ball game of the season (technically the second but the first game was rained out). Adan’s favorite time was when he played first base and caught the ball from the pitcher to put the runner out to end the inning. It was an exciting time for all.

Happy Birthday, Liz

Another year younger, and another year wiser. Happy Birthday to my wife who was born on this day. The boys bombarded her this morning with presents and cards. After the boys went to school, we went to have a nice breakfast. Had dinner out tonight at the Olive Garden where we surprised her with the happy birthday celebration and finally went off to Adan’s tee-ball game.

Linux a better Windows partition manager

My inlaws were in town to help Liz through her surgery. They brought their machines to me for repair 🙂 One of the machines had a full disk so I upgraded the 20GB to a 250GB drive.

  1. made the 20GB drive a slave
  2. installed the 250GB drive as the master
  3. booted Fedora Live CD
  4. create a partition of the same size on the new disk
  5. copy the master boot record (MBR) using dd
  6. copy the partition using dd
  7. shutdown
  8. remove power from the slave (old 20GB) drive
  9. reboot to Windows, verify things look ok.

For detailed instructions visit:

I stopped at the “Resizing the Partition”.

The best part of all this was I never knew the power of dd, ntfsresize, and fdisk. I was originally looking for a copy of PartitionMagic or Norton Ghost. Linux is far better than any of that.

Once I finished the dd, I shutdown, and removed power from the slave drive. I rebooted and Windows came up on the new 250GB but still appeared as a 20GB drive. Now I had to resize it.

The oddest part was resizing the partition, because I couldn’t wrap my head around the “delete the partition” then recreate. The delete part threw me off as I was afraid to lose the data. But it was an in memory operation so it didn’t affect it. WHEW! Then I ran ntfsresize -n -s 250G /dev/sda1, then rebooted back to Windows. After a chkdsk, I was all done!

So Linux is a better Windows partition tool than Windows 🙂