Yearly Archives: 2007

My new computer — software

Which operating system? This was kind of a no-brainer. I was definitely not going to buy Windows, so it was going to be Linux. (I did think about something in the bsd family, and might still consider it at some point. I read a nice article comparing linux and bsd recently, which was informative and […]

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hyperref and natbib problems

Today I was working on revisions to my dissertation, and I wanted to test something out in my slick two column layout, and was surprised when my document would not compile. After about a half an hour of commenting and uncommenting parts, and seeing the same error over and over again, \pdfendlink ended up in […]

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Picasa, JAlbum, and null bytes

I have recently been trying to transition from Mac to Linux, with much success for the most part, but a few hiccups as well, as is to be expected. One of the important uses of the computer for me is photo editing and sharing, especially since we got our Canon Rebel XT last year, which […]

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broke my linux install again

I broke it again!! I had Kubuntu 7.04 beta running nicely, except for a few things which didn’t work. So I tried to install Fedora 7 beta on my second hard drive (we’ll call it drive B), and somehow messed up the Kubuntu install, though I was able to get much of the important files […]

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My new computer — hardware

Around Christmas time, I was taking it easy for a bit, browsing the web and such, and started drooling over Apple’s upcoming products – a new operating system, and of course increasingly fast and cool machines. I bought a 1.5 GHz G4 Powerbook in December 2005, to replace my 800 MHz G3 iBook that I […]

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