LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs
User Name
Password

Notices


Old

Gnome Again

Posted 06-13-2010 at 09:51 AM by brianL

Yes, I've decided to install Gnome SlackBuild again. This time, if I ever get rid of it, I shall follow the correct procedure. But I think I'll keep it. Having as many DE/WMs as possible adds to the attraction of Linux. Variety is the spice of life, and all that. I'm not an absolute fanboy of any particular DE, it's what is underneath that matters.
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 736 Comments 3 brianL is offline
Old

Snapping Again

Posted 06-02-2010 at 10:41 AM by brianL

Back in the early '80s, photography was my main hobby,including developing and printing. Black and white mostly, because monochrome prints were said to last longer than colour. After two or three years I lost interest in it. But now I've moved into the 21st century, and got round to buying a digital camera, a Sony DSC H55. A compact with quite a lot of features (must RTFM soon!).
I gave it a bit of a test run, using one of the easy "point & shoot" modes in the local cemetery....
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg ACW_grave.jpeg (79.4 KB, 10 views)
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 679 Comments 2 brianL is offline
Old

Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 07:58 AM by brianL

Suffered a major disaster late last night. Completely ****ed up my Slack64. Should have run this before I started:
Code:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.brain
/etc/rc.d/rc.brain start
The trouble began when I read another member's posts about Gnome SlackBuild. I'm not keen on Gnome, but I was in the mood for experimenting, so I gave it a try. Everything installed and worked OK. After playing about with it for a while I decided I didn't really want it. Got a bit reckless, didn't RTFM properly,...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 919 Comments 10 brianL is offline
Old

Rethink on "Shall We C?"

Posted 02-01-2010 at 07:43 AM by brianL

No, I've changed my mind. I don't want to concentrate on learning C to the exclusion of everything else. There are too many other aspects of Linux I want to explore and learn about. All the CLI stuff: coreutils, grep, sed, less and more and most (more or less), and the rest of the GNU odds'n'sods. Shell scripting. And on and on.
So, what I really want as far as C is concerned (not to mention any other language) is enough insight into it to read and understand source code. Maybe write simple...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1752 Comments 5 brianL is offline
Old

We shall C

Posted 01-22-2010 at 06:52 AM by brianL

I mentioned in my first blog entry that it was programming that spurred my rather late in life interest in computing. Well, how much have I learned, in any language, since then? Next to nothing. I keep getting diverted. There's so much to learn using Linux, as soon as I start on one thing, something else grabs my attention.
Anyway, I'm finally going to put some effort into learning a language. Forcing myself to concentrate on one: C. So I've bought, via Amazon, these three books:
...
LQ 5k Club
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 2289 Comments 13 brianL is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration