Archive for the “General” category

Battery “Last full charge” value decreasing in Thinkpad T42p

by oneafrikan on December 17, 2008

Posted on Ubuntu forums, getting desperate ;-) Hey All, Wonder if anyone could shed some light on this? Since switching to Ubuntu, I’ve been through two standard batteries, and am onto another 9 cell extended battery, which is starting to (…)

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Google Zeitgeist 2008

by oneafrikan on December 13, 2008

Makes for interesting reading… _ Google Zeitgeist 2008 As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look at the big events, memorable moments and emerging trends that captivated us in 2008. As it happens, studying the aggregation of (…)

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ubuntu /dev/sda1 full in system monitor; machine grinds to halt; basic properties say different

by oneafrikan on December 12, 2008

Just posted a thread in the Ubuntu forums: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=6354500#post6354500 OK so last night I was doing an rsync backup, as you do on a Thursday evening, and rsync stalled saying something about not enough memory… So I had a look (…)

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Finding joy in life…

by oneafrikan on November 21, 2008

This has been a long week, one I’ll remember for a very long time…. Amongst it, this has made me smile, and tell everyone about…. enjoy ;-)

Skype sound / audio problems on Ubuntu 8.10, with Thinkpad T42p

by oneafrikan on November 18, 2008

So recently I upgraded to Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, which I’ve found to be a real improvement (but that’s another story), and then I installed the newer version of Skype which supports video. Chat works fine, but I ran into a (…)

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Read: The King of Green Investing

by oneafrikan on November 18, 2008

As a biologist, zoologist, entrepreneur and techie, this article makes me think we have a fighting chance… incremental changes increase productivity or output, but they don’t make quantum leaps of progress needed to solve some of the real problems of (…)

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Afrikaans humour – is this guy for real?

by oneafrikan on November 17, 2008

_ Is this guy for real?? WTF!!? ;-)