Category: The Linux Chronicles

What’s Happenin’ Now?

Weapon of Choice: “Thunderbird 3” 1966 Montgomery Ward Signature 440T #D6216161 Weapon of Choice: 2008 Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Netbook Diamondville Intel Atom N270 (1.6 GHz/533Mhz FSB/512K cache) 2gb DDR2 RAM, 8gb PATA SSD, 1200×600 8.9″ screen Intel US15W Express Running: AntiX Linux 19 I know, a tiny machine with a single-core processor is hardly […]

The Linux Chronicles #4: Overcoming the Problem of Trying to Scan Thousands of Two-Sided Pages with a Non-Duplexing Scanner.

Weapon of Choice: 1957 Tower Commander And this is after I already chewed through two volumes… I’m not real sure where I’ll store these Victor manuals after they’re scanned. The shelves are gettin’ pretty full of reference material. Wildlife Photography indoors. Everything’s indoors… The Process: First I scanned the whole book on one side, saving […]

Big Screen Madness!

Weapon of Choice: “Bubbles”, 1960 Smith Corona Galaxie Screencap of the entire virtual desktop. My God – it’s full of STARS! Magic Margin’s Gopher Hole, accessible to you if you are on Debian Linux simply by installing Gopher: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gopher and typing “gopher gopher://“ as the applications go to bed […]

The Linux Chronicles #2: Mah Conky!

Mmm, Conkies. One of the delightful things about X11 is the ability to run an active system resource monitor on your desktop, and theme it pretty much any way you want. I themed mine in TWDB livery. I haven’t had this much fun customizing my wallpaper since the days of the fatally flawed, but oh-so-fun […]