Monthly Archives: November 2011

A long post on polyphasic sleep – The Fullerman

I’m doing that polyphasic thing again. Though I probably won’t be blogging it on a day-by-day basis this time.

But, of course, you want more details, because this is a blog, not Twitter, and you’re a stalker, not a normal person. See, normal people don’t read this, because they are too busy fighting of mountain lions while curing cancer and filling tax returns. But yes, details. Continue reading

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Another Swinghouse Post

You know what’s cool? Those swing band from the fifties. They were cool. You know, the style of music you’d imagine yourself hearing while wandering through a post-apocalyptic Nevada Desert, some broad singin’ at you over the radio to go get a job in order to fund her expensive lifestyle. Which was okay, because she was your broad, and you were wearing a suit, and because you were wearing a suit you could easily make all the money you and your wife needed. Of course, this didn’t turn out to be the way things went, because one of the following occurred: Continue reading

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Another reason I love Open Software.

If you know X11 well, you may be aware that the clipboard is a little (a lot) funky. Various things are implemented weirdly, there doesn’t seem to be a community consensus on things, and it’s at  least a little confusing to the beginning user. Especially when a program uses one system, and you’d really like it to use another.

If you know the concept of Open Software well, you may be aware that often you can pop the bonnet of your software and have a bit of a tinker. Not just tune, of course, but change how things are handled. If you really want, drastically alter your program so that things are completely different. Or not.

I honestly feel like, while Linux/Linux distros/open software that I use does/do(/also do) have it’s flaws and it’s learning walls and it’s nerdster tags, the choice I am being provided here, that the keys to my own computer that are quite firmly in my hands and not those of the people who made the thing, is a very good thing.

Exams are here and also that means almost over, so I’ll be making a second stab at polyphasic sleep soonish. Maybe a week and a half’s time.

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