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Definition of Insanity

Posted 02-20-2013 at 05:09 PM by flshope

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, what do you call doing the same thing over and over and GETTING a different result? A computer operating system! Linux, Windows, ..., whatever.
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Email disaster with Opera, Plan B: Thunderbird

Posted 12-30-2012 at 09:38 AM by flshope

After loosing my email history to some failure associated with the Opera email client, I have not yet decided to attempt a recovery using Opera. If it happened once, it will happen again. I prefer Opera as a browser, but I have soured on its email client.

So, as I mentioned previously, I decided to implement Thunderbird as my primary email client. Thunderbird has some official status with Ubuntu in the sense that it is a part of the standard Ubuntu installation and they provide reliable...
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Nedit copy/paste failure

Posted 12-09-2012 at 05:55 PM by flshope

At the risk of revealing myself to be a computer muggle, I will start by saying that I do most of my code writing/editing using NEdit. I have been using NEdit for most of a decade. I know I should learn Emacs, but I just haven't gotten around to that. I like NEdit a lot, except for one fairly serious problem ...

Seemingly at random, when I have multiple instances of NEdit running simultaneously, the copy/paste function suddenly stops working on all instances. Closing all NEdit sessions...
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Email disaster with Opera

Posted 12-08-2012 at 08:11 PM by flshope

I do my email using Opera. Opera is fast as a browser and it's convenient to open web links from emails in the same application.

A few days ago, I had an email disaster. I had just switched from internet work to email only to find, much to my horror, that all my current and previously stored emails had disappeared. Somewhat surprisingly, Opera's email client continued to work normally in terms of downloading and manipulating new emails. I had not been backing up the .opera directory....
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Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

Posted 10-09-2012 at 05:12 PM by flshope
Updated 10-09-2012 at 05:15 PM by flshope (Took me until now to figure out how to get out of draft mode)

Problem description: I am struggling to get a working video capability on my Pogo2003 machine, which was recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. My specific problem is that I cannot display the magazines from https://www.zinio.com. The Zinio site requires Adobe Flash Player. I use three browsers: Opera 12, Firefox 15, and Chrome 18; Opera is always my first choice. After accessing Zinio and opening a magazine, Opera reports "Shockwave Flash has crashed"; Firefox puts up a mostly blank screen...
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