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March 22, 2007

Some random thoughts/comments/updates

Filed under: My Life,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 3:04 PM

* Watched a hailstorm from the safety of my room with my parents yesterday. It was awesome, some of the hailstones were almost 1/2 cm in diameter. I did have to go out once to move the car so that the hail didn’t mess up the paint. Got a couple of hits on my head during this for my trouble.

* Installed Linux on my desktop over hereas I needed a system where I could install/debug my scripts. Also resizing a lot of pics in Linux in easier than in Windows. In Linux all I need to do is run the following command and it resizes all the jpg files in the current directory to 1024 x whatever (It maintains the aspect ratio) mogrify -resize 1024x *.jpg. I haven’t found anything that does the same in windows yet and resizing pics manually is a pain.

* Also re-installed Windows on the same system. Its a lot less painful than what it used to be. However, some things to note:

  • My USB ports weren’t detected until I installed SP2 and then installed the drivers
  • The max resolution I was getting was 800×600 until I installed the VGA drivers
  • The USB not getting detected meant that my USB mouse didn’t work. Good thing I had a PS2 keyboard…

On the other hand Linux detected all my hardware without issues. I did use’s Live linux CD to jump start the install process so it wasn’t really a completely fair test. Once I installed it to my harddisk for some reason it decided to not initialize my network card but it was a 2 min fix. Other than that I didn’t face any issues with the install. So if you want to play with Linux/Install Linux with a minimum of hassle then use Kanotix to install it. One of these days I am going to install Gentoo on my system just to try it out. Personally I love Debian (Kanotix is a Debian based system).

* Reading the Blood series (Also known as the Vicki Nelson series) by Tanya Huff. Its about Vampires/paranormal and how a particular ex-cop (Vicki) interacts with them. Pretty interesting. However the 4th book didn’t start off that well. I think the author is going to make the characters more emotional/whinny which would suck.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

1 Comment »

  1. command line junkies have limited opportunities with Windoze

    Comment by Anomalizer — March 31, 2007 @ 11:26 AM

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