Sunday, February 28, 2016

keeping curry's scoring in perspective

Golden State's Steph Curry is having another great year, but this season (his 7th in the NBA) will be only the first time he's led the league in scoring.

Number of scoring titles for NBA players not named Jordan or Chamberlain (three or more scoring titles):

Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City) - 4
Allen Iverson (Sixers) - 4
George Gervin (Spurs) - 4
Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves) - 3
Neil Johnston (Philadelphia Warriors) - 3
George Mikan (Minneapolis Lakers) - 3

Very short list. Oh, and Michael Jordan led the NBA in scoring TEN times; Wilt Chamberlain did it 7 times.


Saturday, February 27, 2016


Former Duke Blue Devil Seth Curry, Steph's younger brother, scored a career high 19 points for Sacramento last night, against the Clippers. Hasn't been getting much playing time, finally got some minutes (about 25). How cool would it be if he could eventually elbow his way into a new Splash Brothers conversation?

Seth shot 5-9 from the field (including 3-4 3PT) and hit 6 of 7 free throws in about 26 minutes of court time. Not bad. The Kings should maybe give him some more minutes, see how things go.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

fluxbox in leap

Added Fluxbox to openSUSE Leap 42.1 via the 1-Click Install (see (this added the X11:windowmanagers repo).

When I logged into Fluxbox, here's the desktop that I was presented with at first:

Not bad, actually. The desktop right-click menu didn't have much in it, but it did have a "Run Command" entry, which is enough to get to work. I'd saved my notes and files from my Fluxbox installation in openSUSE 13.2, so I used those to quickly set things up in 42.1.

I'm using the command fbsetbg -r /home/steve/wallpapers to pull random images from my ~/wallpapers directory. I added feh, then turned on transparency by changing the value of the following line in ~/.fluxbox/init from "false" to "true":

session.forcePseudoTransparency:    true

To get a black cursor for Fluxbox, I went to /etc/sysconfig/windowmanager and changed X_MOUSE_CURSOR="DMZ" to X_MOUSE_CURSOR="DMZ-Black", then rebooted for that to take effect.

Here's my ~/.fluxbox/menu file (I think all of these entries work):

# Version 0.1    08.04.2003 -
# Version 0.2   07.12.2004 -

[begin] (Fluxbox Menu)
    [exec] (firefox) {firefox}
    [exec] (spacefm) {spacefm}
    [exec] (konsole) {konsole}
    [exec] (geany) {geany}
    [include] (~/.fluxbox/menu.xdg)
    [submenu] (Tools)
       [exec] (chromium) {chromium}      
       [exec] (dolphin) {dolphin}
       [exec] (mirage) {mirage}
       [exec] (geeqie) {geeqie}
       [exec] (spectacle) {spectacle}
       [exec] (gwenview) {gwenview}
       [exec] (kcalc) {kcalc}
       [exec] (konqueror) {kfmclient openProfile filemanagement}
       [exec] (YaST) {/usr/bin/xdg-su -c /sbin/yast2}
        [submenu] (Fluxbox Configuration) {}
                [config] (Config)
                [workspaces] (Workspace)
                [submenu] (System-Styles) {Choose a style...}
                        [stylesdir] (/usr/share/fluxbox/styles)
        [submenu] (User-Styles) {Choose a style...}
                        [stylesdir] (~/.fluxbox/styles)
    [exec] (Run Command) {fbrun}

    [exec] (Random Wallpaper) {fbsetbg -r /home/steve/wallpapers}
    [exec] (Lock Screen) {xlock}
    [restart] (Restart) {}
    [exit] (Logout)

Tinkered some more with the settings, came up with this:

Very nice set-up.

finding the kde version number

Used to be that when I wanted to find the KDE version number, I'd just open a KDE app and click on "About KDE" under the Help menu.

Open up Konsole in Debian Jessie and go to Help > About KDE and you'll see the following window, which shows the KDE version number:

In KDE apps in openSUSE Leap 42.1, which uses Plasma 5, the About KDE window no longer shows the KDE version number:

So, forget Help > About KDE.

Anyway, there's KInfoCenter (Main Menu > Settings > KInfoCenter). In Debian Jessie:

And, KInfoCenter in openSUSE 42.1:

So, I'm running KDE 4.14.2 in Debian Jessie and KDE Plasma 5.4.3 in openSUSE Leap 42.1, and KInfoCenter is still the best GUI way to quickly find the version number in KDE.