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Posted on 2007.05.28 at 11:39
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I'll likely be removing ubuntu from my laptop, and replacing it with...*sigh* Windows XP. Too much stuff I can't get to work quickly enough. I do now have an Ultra-30 at work (kindly appropriated for me by drax0r) which I finally loaded with Solaris 10 (not necessitating an X environment on my laptop). I'm still waffling on this one. Considering using my USB 2.0 external laptop drive to load XP when and if needed (I can't seem to get VMware to span proxy-connections) and Konquorer won't open any webpages when connected to work's network. I dunno. Maybe now that I'm not in such a rush, I'll go back to Slackware.

Hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day!


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-28 17:45 (UTC) (Link)
Remove Ubuntu? You suck.
ehowton at 2007-05-28 17:51 (UTC) (Link)
Install slackware on something first, then get back with me, GUI-boy.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-05-28 23:06 (UTC) (Link)
while I've seen that poster before and like the concept, she is an ugly broad and is in direct contridiction to the message. If I'm going to have a picture of a naked person on my wall, they had better be fine and by fine I mean smokin'!
ehowton at 2007-05-28 23:21 (UTC) (Link)
Of course. I myself considered replacing the picture with a truly naked chic to keep in the spirit of the platitude. However, discretion is, as I've proven time and time again, the better part of valor.
snapper521 at 2007-05-29 01:55 (UTC) (Link)
Holy shit.

I wasn't paying attention and had minimized this... then I pull it up and I got a picture of soft core porn almost the full width of my screen
uh huh :-P And whoever said Howton didn't keep things interesting?...
ehowton at 2007-05-29 06:30 (UTC) (Link)
Holy shit.
Aye, impressive. I prefer smaller, more firm ones myself. Then again, I didn't make the poster, I simply found it.

I wasn't paying attention and had minimized this... then I pull it up and I got a picture of soft core porn...
Poor photogoot. I sure hope he doesn't pull this up first thing in the morning at work. He's already had to ban my friends page because of the Russian dude who takes sensual pics (in which I also got a very disapproving look from my mother over).

...almost the full width of my screen
OMG - you're still running 8u00x600 resolution? I thought you got rid of your Win95 box and upgraded to XP?

uh huh :-P And whoever said Howton didn't keep things interesting?...
No one. Ever.
ehowton at 2007-05-29 07:31 (UTC) (Link)
And it just dawned on me he may not be able to pull up his OWN friends page at work - because this picture is on it!

Sorry photogoot!
stuf123 at 2007-05-30 04:40 (UTC) (Link)

Question on some SLR


Hey guys. Thought I would run a few SLR cameras by you...see what you think. I currently own the Canon A640. I like it, but I need more out of it.

Canon Digital Rebel XTi
Nikon D40x
Nikon D80

I don't think I am ready to jump into the PRO level cameras just yet. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks.
photogoot at 2007-05-30 05:02 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question on some SLR

All fine cameras sir. You can almost not go wrong from a quality stand point with either Canon or Nikon DSLR's. The real heart of the DSLR system you buy into (Canon, Nikon, Kodak, etc) is the lens's and accessories. Lens's will cost you far more than the camera body. You should opt to put more cash into good quality lens's than blow your wad on the best DSLR body you can afford only to put cheap lens's out front. So my best advice is to look at what lens or lens's you will want for the type of photography you intent to do. Then see which brand, Canon or Nikon suits you better. After that the body for you will be more obvious.

Another reason to spend more on lens's up front is that someday you will want that mid-pro level body and if you have good glass already it makes that jump easier. In the long run its just a better strategy for my money.

For the record I jumped from Canon G2 & G5's into a Canon 5D DSLR. The menus were all almost identical. The jump to Nikon for you from an A640 would require some nomenclature and menu adjustments (minor but worth considering). I am a big fan of my Canon gear and have absolutely no complaints or regrets. I was a Nikon film guy back in the day so I do have much respect for the quality of Nikor lens's as well.

ehowton at 2007-05-30 05:14 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question on some SLR

Thanks dude.
(Anonymous) at 2007-06-01 03:05 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question on some SLR

Thank you sir for the tips! I have been looking at the XTi for a while now..I think that might be the one I go with. I have the a640 and the Canon XL2 and have been VERY happy with both.

Now I just need to figure out what lenses I need to start out with.
photogoot at 2007-05-30 05:03 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question on some SLR

This is the place to do your Canon research.


Enjoy and happy hunting.
ehowton at 2007-05-30 05:17 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Question on some SLR

Nice lens.
Elizabeth Krumbach
princessleia2 at 2007-05-31 22:10 (UTC) (Link)
I scanned through the zillions of comments and didn't see anyone talk about the inspiration for this image. I'm not sure if you're aware but it came out of some controversial official Ubuntu images that were released with one of the early releases people were actually naked.

There are a few more parody images out there, it was recently discussed on Ubuntu-Women, I replied to the thread with links to a bunch of stuff here
ehowton at 2007-06-01 02:03 (UTC) (Link)
I'd seen many of those before - my favorite being the logo. I appreciated your commentary on the provided link - I was unsure which ones were 'official' and which ones weren't.

In the same vein, even though I'm running an uber-laptop, I'm going to take a page out of your book and try xubuntu - I unfortunately had to reinstall windows on my computer (I'll post about trying to thwart the corporate grind soon) and plan on installing it on my external laptop drive...I want something a little lighter for that application. I'm old skool HP-VUE/CDE so I'm feeling simply bogged down with all the effects they've released with KDE & gnome. It seems neigh impossible to turn them all off.
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