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Good programmers have small brains!

I found this great little article about one of the most important skills required to be a great programmer. I loved this quote.

"most of programming is an attempt to compensate for the strictly limited size of our skulls. The people who are best at programming are the people who realize how small their brains are."


Its so true! Acknowledging your limited capacity will definitely make you a better programmer. Ever had that NullPointerException and instantly blamed the framework your using or the JVM? Remember a good tradesman never blames his tools.

Heres the article: http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000051.html

 

Linux Distribution Chooser

Linux Distribution Chooser is thery intresting thing. I get 90% Gentoo and 90% of Slackware :)
 

Hello Everyone!

Hey Everyone! I'm Thomas. Uhh...yeah read my about me section if you want to know more about me haha.
 

U.S. Army upgrades PCs to ... Windows Vista?

A first news, what I read today, about ...

I thinked, what U.S is use on yours PC - Linux,MS and other systems. But it.s

not that.

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Enigma machines and the second world war

UK Snubs Support For Home of WWII Enigma

I usually don't post news and neither rumours, I prefer to keep this blog as geekly as possible but when I've read this article I was so disappointed and I've decided to report it as well, please follow other posts if you're interested in tech things.

I'm a retrocomputing maniac, I love old mainframes, computers and each piece of equipment that represents the latest technology (of the period), I also love history and when technology meets history you'll ever find a retrocomputing guy

Enigma was one of the key factors for Second World War (from my point of view), a device with some aura all around, a mix between technology and magic. There were exaggerating things around it, from films to strange stories but it's nice and happy to talk about it.

Since this device is one of my favorites I was angry after reading this article so I've decided to share with you. 

 The article is here:
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/uk-snubs-support-for-home-of-wwii-enigma--939

What do you think about it ?

 

 

First Post (always wanted to say that)

Really just posting this to test out the system and to say hello. Hello.  Ok, now that that is completed I'll get down to something a little less inane.  I've been using Linux since around the time of Red Hat 4.2. A KDE user since 0.1 (on FreeBSD then)

My first Linux distribution was of all things called Alzza Linux, a Korean distro based on Red Hat, and hard as heck to install because I don't read Korean. (I was living in Korea at the time) Later, I was a hard core user of Mandrake until Gael Duval departed, and a long time "answer man" (of many) on the Mandrake Linux Experts mailing list. 

These days I can be found using Kubuntu (don't do Gnome, like XFCE, I think LXDE rocks.) Android, and Debian.  My main laptop, Netbook, Handheld (N800 and 770) and phone (G1) all use Linux.  My one concession is that my wife is on OSX.  

I've been recently given a new lease on life, or in more accurate terms, laid off, and have taken a bit of time for myself and my family, now I'm hitting the boards and look for work, nationwide.  

I plan of periodically dropping in.  Posting some "hey look what I found" and "ooh neat" type articles that I really hope will help others as much as learning how to do them helped me.  

Peace 

James

 

At first ...

Hello www.Linux.com !

With a first page of this site - I want to say - it,s good place to community and 

to find friends, who like computers, IT_technology and our Life.

Best Wishes ALL.  ;)

 

Sigh - Lost

Sigh - Lost my first blog post - ;)
 

Hello, my name is Eric

Hi, I have been using Linux since 2003.  I have taken a couple of Linux administrators courses at a local community college.  I learned from Jeremy Anderson,,,,I consider him to be the Guru of Linux. 

 

Since taking the courses, I have spent the majority of my experiences at figuring out how to use Linux on Laptops, realizing that if Linux is to become mainstream, it needs to move past the traditional desktop, but to laptop.  Which leads to issues in the proprietary drivers, and configuring wireless.  Which I have gotten fairly proficient with.  I am now finding out an issue with some of the video cards...as I have duplicate laptops...Dell 1501 Inspiron AMD 1800 and a 1900  Dual-Core laptops...one will install Fedora, Open Suse, Centos, and Mandriva...and one won't...it will only take Centos with out any major issues.

 

I have been building desktops, and I have build a laptop...really I rebuilt a laptop because of how everything is limited with laptops....

 

First entry

I love Linux.com :)
 

Goodbye Zenwalk and welcome back Fedora... sigh...

Well I've made another switch once again.

I had  been fooling around with Zenwalk yesterday, mostly with trying to install rygel which I ultimately deemed nearly impossible since I had to build almost everything from source and I was getting way too many error messages. Of course I'm not saying nobody can do it, it is just beyond my personal reach.

Thanks to rygel, though, I did learn about vala. I got interested in vala. I tried to install vala, which went ok, up to the point where I wanted to install val(a)ide, which went completely wrong without actually telling me what was wrong. So I got annoyed a little.
I looked into the other solutions and noticed a vala plug-in for gedit, I was again intrigued and started nosing around. To my shock, even though I had already switched from xfce to gnome, that netpkg did not have a gedit package. I was crushed with amazement by this. I thought gedit was a fairly common package.

Well, anyway, I downloaded gedit source and started trying to compile it, but of course it refused. Something was missing.
This was kind of the last straw for me. I finally had enough and decided to get rid of zenwalk and move on to another distro once again.

I just wasn't sure which one I wanted. I'd heard good things about Mandrive, so even though I hate Mandrake I gave it a shot, downloaded, burned it and tried installing it, but it was just too slow. I couldn't get through the install process, so I started looking for another distro.
After Mandrive I thought I might take a look at Fedora again, but when I saw that Fedora was getting a new release in a few days I thought it'd be best to wait and see what happens. So I looked on. Took a look at Arch Linux, even took a look at LFS.
In the end though I decided Fedora would be easiets, so I downloaded and installed it.

I am already kind of sorry I did, becuase of course it did not recognize my video card or my monitor, so I installed the NVidia drivers. It still wouldn't recognize my monitor so the drivers actually made it worse, first having a 800x600 res and now the maximum being 640x480.
I was able to fix it though by installing system-config-display and then running system-config-display --reconfig to choose the drivers and then system-config-display --set-resolution=1280x1024 and after reboot it finally worked.

I might use this for a while now again, but I got very close to installing Arch. I wonder why I still feel I haven't found the right distro yet.

 
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