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Window Manager Ponderings

Posted 12-13-2010 at 12:06 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why is it that two features of fluxbox aren't implemented in any other window managers?

1. fluxbox manages the transparency settings of any application you want. It's in the right click menu and it's extreemly easy to set there or even in the manual configuration. This seems like the easiest feature for any eye candy capable window manager to do.

2. fluxbox can group any kind of windows you want together and style them differently than other windows. So if you...
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Getting a timestamp string in a Windows cmd.exe variable

Posted 12-12-2010 at 12:31 PM by catkin

This technique was developed to generate a timestamp string for rsync's --backup-dir option but it could be generally useful.

The first issue is that the value of %DATE% depends on Windows' regional settings so is not portable. The same goes for the output format of cmd.exe's builtin command date. (one example of many discussions: this StackOverflow thread). There is no way to program around this in a .BAT or .CMD script. The chosen solution was to UnxUtils' date.exe which is a...
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Is ignorance really so bad?

Posted 12-11-2010 at 12:42 AM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:23 PM by MrCode
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...if it prevents you from going completely bat-sh*t insane?

I willfully avoid topics such as psychology and neuroscience. Why? Because if I actually studied them, they'd shred what last few bits of my worldview I desperately hold on to into tiny pieces. No, scratch that..they'd decimate them into proverbial subatomic particles.

Am I to be considered an "ignorant fool" because of this? Simply because I refuse to swallow the idea that nothing I do...
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Ultimate Unification: CrunchBang

Posted 12-10-2010 at 05:01 PM by caieng

Ultimate Unification: CrunchBang 10 December 2010

This week we examine three new arrivals on the scene:

a. Ultimate Edition 2.8 Lite
b. Unity 32 and 64 bit versions of edition 10-2
c. CrunchBang 10, "Statler", 32 and 64 bit versions using both XFCE and OpenBox.

All three work, some better than others.

Reminder of the task used in this testing algorithm:
Internet Radio Station, presupposes an operating...
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Slow Intel video performance on Netbooks with EEEUBUNTU or JOLICLOUD [ANNOUNCEMENT]

Posted 12-10-2010 at 08:27 AM by angelo.fonzeca (Angelo Fo. personal blog)
Updated 12-13-2010 at 06:34 AM by angelo.fonzeca

The Story...

In the last few days, I choose to upgrade my Asus EEEPC 900 to EEEBUNTU NBR 3.0 (based on Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Jaunty).

After the installation, it was unbelievable how it worked badly...

The mouse pointer was tilting (as the mouse ball was unclean since 1990... Amiga like style!)...

Anyway all the system was very very very SLOOOOWWWWWWwwwww.

Oh My God!!!!!

Well, the solution was behind the corner......
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