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Un-met Expectations -- a real example

Posted 11-03-2010 at 07:24 PM by SaintDanBert

It seems that suspend-to-ram ("suspend" or "sleep") and suspend-to-disk ("hibernate") requires that the workstation get installed with a swap partition -- not file, partition.

Moreover, the partition must meet size requirements. Specifically, the partition size must be base plus lagnaippe. The base must be at least as large as the physical ram installed in the workstation.
The lagnaippe is a little extra swap space in case any of the swap space...
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Un-met Expectations and End-User Experience with Linux

Posted 11-03-2010 at 07:03 PM by SaintDanBert

I believe that most frustration and disappointment with computer anything stems from un-met expectations. Let me offer a trivial example from the real world.

All of us have put some food product into a micro-wave oven -- bag popcorn springs to mind. We punch the usual buttons, listen for the popping to start then stop, eager to enjoy the snack. Most of us have experienced that burned bag situation when either the popcorn product or the micro-wave oven or both conspire to yield results...
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My Choice of Avatar -- The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Posted 09-29-2010 at 10:45 AM by SaintDanBert

I have been asked why I use The Sorcerer's Apprentice glyph as an avatar. To answer that, you need to understand his story.

Mickey worked for a powerful sorcerer doing odd jobs around the castle. He carried wood and mopped and cleaned. All the while he watched as the sorcerer worked magic with his book of spells and magic hat. One evening, the sorcerer left his hat behind and went to bed. Mickey, tasked with sweeping and cleaning, borrowed the hat and magicked the broom to carry pales...
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