Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the little guy

Sports is all about the underdog, the little guy.

Earl Boykins, 5 feet 5 inches, out of Eastern Michigan University, born in Cleveland.  How do you measure heart?  Boykins is in his 12th season!  OK, so he's never been a superstar, and he's had to come off the bench a lot.  But he's had some good years.  And how many so-called basketball players never make it the NBA, let alone hang in there for 12 seasons?  Gotta love it.

Oh, yeah, and he dropped 22 points on the Lakers last night as the Bucks won at the Staples Center!

widget dashboard

My widget dashboard in KDE4 in Linux Mint Isadora.  Nothing fancy, just a few tools.


For the first time, I created a bootable Linux USB flash drive.  I used the MultiSystem application ( with Ubuntu Lucid to add a couple of distro's live CD sessions to a 4 GB flash drive.

I had to go into my BIOS and change the boot order, and I after doing that I was able to boot into live sessions of Linux Mint Debian and Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick).

Works good; the systems run much faster than from a live CD, and being able to put more than one on a flash drive is convenient.

I would use a larger flash drive (maybe 16 GB) for an actual installation, or to run a persistent mode; and, ultimately, it's cheaper to use CDs for live CD sessions than it is to use flash drives, although the prices of the latter continue to drop.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

the scale of the universe

An incredible presentation at this web page:

Makes ya feel a bit insignificant, doesn't it?