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So You Want to Surf Gopherspace

Posted 08-01-2010 at 02:47 PM by uxrs75
Updated 08-02-2010 at 05:09 PM by uxrs75

Anyone remember the Gopher protocol? I don't---at least, I don't remember it at its height. I first came across gopher in 1999, but only really started exploring it about five years ago, well after most nodes had been shuttered and their content moved to http. But even in its reduced form, there was a charm about gopher that drew me in, and which has taken root. And so, every so often, I wander through gopherspace, just to see what might be new, or old, or forgotten, or simply to enjoy the peace...
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After X number of years, I still get very frustrated/disillusioned

Posted 08-01-2010 at 12:23 PM by bigjohn

This is a prime example of what annoys the hell out of me with "things linux".....

Damn I must have been using it for something like 8 years now, and no, I'm not a techie, I'm not even an enthusiast per se.

I'm one of those weirdo's, just an ordinary user.

When it works, it's absolutely fantastic, but when it doesn't, it's a total PITA!

For instance, I've been lured to the darkside (part A) and now use Ubuntu 10.04 - even managed...
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Dell loosing the plot?

Posted 07-31-2010 at 02:41 PM by rich_c

Over the past week or so, I've seen a few things that would seriously put me off buying from Dell. Which is a shame, because a lot of my kit at home is Dell and it serves me quite well! The issues are:

Dell's been shipping server motherboards with malware 'pre-installed'. The other quality/customer service issue I've picked up on, on a smaller scale, is a colleague who paid for 24hr response support only to have the engineer that attended his borked laptop make it worse! Instead...
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Chromium OS: Mockups for different form factors

Posted 07-30-2010 at 11:36 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 07-30-2010 at 11:40 PM by Kenny_Strawn

We all know the buzz about Google and the search giant's obsession with FOSS regarding the upcoming Chrome OS (which in my opinion is nothing more than Google Linux).

Now, after extensive searching (using, of course, Google) I found this:

Now we have another choice of DE: A modified Chromium.

So far, the proposed choices of form factor are: Tablet, Netbook (the current form...
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URI Passing in Elinks

Posted 07-30-2010 at 01:45 PM by uxrs75
Tags browser, cli, elinks

Programmes: elinks
Files to edit: ~/elinks/elinks.conf

URI passing allows a frame, link, or tab in elinks to be opened in another browser (say, Firefox, or Konqueror). It can be quite helpful when dealing with those sites that have not yet embraced the Any-Browser philosophy, or for which image-viewing (either consol- or X-based) does not work.

There are two ways to enable URI passing in elinks, the menu way, and the editor way. I'll be using the editor way here....
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