I create a text file. Then I push it to the server with FTP.
Without the Indexette addin, that would be it. But since I do use Indexette (which time/date-stamps entries indepenently of the file's own timestamp), I re-index the site via the browser, and the post appears.
This is the video I use when I'm testing systems to see how they deal with YouTube. The video is HTML5-ready, so it'll display in browsers on systems that don't have Flash installed or enabled.
It's a performance from late in Joe Pass' life, and it shows his way with a standard.
I had the vinyl of this record, and I probably listened to this track a thousand times. I never knew it was available on video.
I've spent just about a month with this new HP Pavilion g6-2210us laptop that shipped with Windows 8. That means UEFI and Secure Boot.
And new hardware. We all know how difficult Linux can be with new hardware.
During the aforementioned month, I did a lot of work in Windows 8. I sent up my whole environment. Even installed Perl. And Python. (It's not like I'm a big-time hacker or anything, but I aspire.)
But it's time for me to get back to Linux. Except that I'm having issues.
Not so much irony as planned coincidence, Commander Chris Hadfield -- who is very musical if this is him singing -- does David Bowie's "Space Oddity," aboard the International Space Station.
Hadfield has a YouTube channel, and it appears he really can sing.
Keep track of all Steve's development on his GitHub page, which I'm putting here more for me than for you.
Unfortunately the Xubuntu 13.04 live DVD ate it.
I was trying to run Thunar with gvfs to open a file over FTP in the Mousepad text editor. The thing crashed and wiped out the data in the file.
So my Windows 8 post is gone.
No big loss, I suppose.
I'm rebuilding it (as a Xubuntu post).
To see if Mousepad is the problem, I installed gEdit in the live environment. You can do things like that with Linux: Try whole systems out with live media and even add software until your memory runs out.
It's fucking awesome.
If you see these words, it worked.
Linux on new computers is always dicey. Or it has been for me.
Right now I have a Windows 8-running (aka Secure Boot-equipped) HP Pavilion g6-2210us, and its AMD video chip is not playing nicely with 3D-accelerated video in Linux.
So GNOME 3 is unusable, Ubuntu's Unity is marginal.
But Xfce, in all it's 2D glory, looks perfect.
I've used OpenBSD as my primary desktop OS before, but it's been a long time. Since then my main laptop has run Linux -- a bit of Fedora and Ubuntu and a whole lot of Debian.
I still dabble in OpenBSD, and I've done a few installs of version 5.2 recently on older test hardware.
I love the whole vibe of the project: the care that is taken with the base system and even the ports and packages that you add later, the like-clockwork development schedule that puts incremental improvement and not breaking things ahead of whiz-bangery, the best documentation anywhere (they care about the man pages and offer a by-your-own-bootstraps FAQ).
It feels solid. I've run every BSD I could at one time or other (FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD, PC-BSD, GhostBSD, DesktopBSD) and have had more success with OpenBSD than any other. That's me. And my hardware.
I've had the Lenovo G555 for about 2 3/4 years at this point, and I've had another part fail -- the battery.
A laptop battery losing its ability to hold a charge after two years is by no means unusual.
Laptop batteries can be pricey. I've seen them go for $90 -- and that's for a computer that's worth maybe $30.
When my LCD power inverter went when I had the Lenovo for about two years -- a bit early -- and I was able to replace what is usually a $50 part by spending $9 and change on eBay, I decided to look around before committing to a new battery.
I saw aftermarket batteries going for anywhere from $25 to $65. That's quite a range. Some claimed to be better. Those offered a two-year warranty. Most of the time, it would take another $5 to $8 in shipping to complete the transaction.