Tag: ubuntu


I’m really looking forward to an age when shutting down the computer wouldn’t require me to close everything and then reopen them at boot time. Or more like, an age where the concept of “booting” itself gets outdated.

With a dozen programs and a lot more windows open on six desktops, I really don’t feel like reopening and repositioning them again when I boot up next time. (This is the main reason why I haven’t shut down for days now.)

Just now I was going to insert a screenshot here of those six desktops, but with the current blog engine that would require manually uploading the image to the server, and that’s more of an effort than I’m willing to take.

HDMI underscan

The other day I was translating late night and I had to use my headphones to catch a few lines. However the output from the jack of my speakers was so crappy that I rather decided to rather fetch my HDMI cable and connect my screen using that, then use the screen’s audio output. Why didn’t I use HDMI until now, even though it’s supposed to be superior?

That’s quite simple. I tried connecting it once, then this quite big black frame showed up. I couldn’t fix it instantly so I just gave up and rather connected using the analog cable. This time I didn’t give up so easily and googled. It took me a while to figure out what this black frame thing was called at all, and then how to solve it.

Ubuntu’s Unity, revisited

Now that the first waves of rage calmed down and i’ve been using Unity for a few days, it doesn’t seem that horrible anymore. I managed to tweak many stuff to my liking, and many still await, but now i can at least get stuff done without constantly being held up by the clumsy interface.There are stuff that disturb me still though.