I recently upgraded to the Precise Pangolin (12.05) … but it wasn’t a simple process. I had issues regarding dependency breakage which is probably a result of some of the ppa’s I had installed. After deleting some of the packages I had installed from ppa’s (e.g. Gimp 2.7, … its all I could remember) the upgrade seemed to go through fine. Of-course I had tried to upgrade using the nifty gui tool, the first few times and then went ahead with the command line tool. By the time I figured out the dependency issue I was using the command line tool.
Was having subtle issues ever since I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. The major issues were all fixed the day I upgraded but the subtle issues showed up after. To be honest I cannot really blame the issues on Ubuntu, they may have not been the upgrade at fault with the issues I finally fixed today but rather some buggy software that made it into Ubuntu. Also probably being 64bit had a lot to do with it.
Teaching AJAX to our co-op student at GenieKnows.com (where I currently work) I decided to show him how it works on Google's search. In the process of describing anchor text, back button, transporting content, … I had a look at what Google returns to display search results, to my surprise it was all obfuscated!
I have always thought of tickets as being something that is in place to protect and serve. Many people have slandered the institution that issues such tickets claiming it is a means of generating revenue, but I had always thought that it must not be the primary purpose of the system. Well it seems I am wrong, atleast in terms of the city of Halifax / HRM where I currently reside. Here is the link to the info on parking tickets in the HRM, http://halifax.ca/revenue/genrev/parking_tickets.html, were they keyword targetting (SEO) genrev?One of the perks of living in Halifax 🙂
I have consistently had issues with Rogers Wireless’ incompetence. I wish I would find out where to apply as a Software Engineer so I can look at the, pardon my french, crappy code that powers their Accounting & Billing. Back in 2006 they have managed to delete my plan and charge me big bucks for every single minute. I have heard horror stories behind Rogers’ bills. I keep noticing minor things all along sometimes I ignore them and sometimes I complain, but it is truly a crappy system that I have absolutely no trust for. What triggered this post, is the funniest thing ever! On my latest Rogers bill, it says from my 10MB Data Roaming plan I have utilized the full 20480.00 KB (20 MB?), apparently I also went over that by 930KB, but you know what I don’t trust any of these numbers so I am going to let it go, they are crooks and they can’t count too.
Thanks to http://bridell.com/how-to-switch-on-an-imac-sic/ I learnt how to turn on an iMac. Stupid Apple!
Edit: The link seems broken now … the power button is basically on the back of the iMac in the lower left corner (when looking at it from the front, bottom right if looking at it from the back).
Unbelievable, Mozilla you should embrace the 21st century, you should have in the least salted those passwords.
This mandatory announcement was sent to all Gmail users in the United States as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Edit: It seems the ugly website is no google’s fault, its their lawyers at http://www.gcginc.com/ that seem to have set it up. The lawyer firm’s website is equally ugly. But hey good lawyers probably have ugly websites :p
At my second attempt (after a previously failed attempt) to compile my very own android build for my etna using openetna as the base, I decided to replace the CM (CyanogenMod) webkit with a fork that fixes Aabic in terms of both RTL and ReShaping. It takes a while to sync the repos and compile all the pieces to android (even on my 6 core AMD Phenom II X6 1055T). I haven’t timed the build, but I can confirm that it started after 6:45am and was done before 12pm (America/Halifax timezone). If you would like to build my mix and matched android which as of today would build openetna systemV6.1-rc3 with arabic enabled, you can do the following.