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Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Carmack on NVIDIA vs. ATI

id's John Carmack weighed in on Slashdot concerning "cheating" in Futuremark. He points out that it is impossible to test NVIDIA and ATI's latest offerings in exactly the same quality. He also notes that just because a driver is doing some "tricks" behind the scenes, it doesn't necessarily mean it is bad. Thanks Slashdot.

Konsole Tabs

When I talked with J.t. on the phone last night, he pointed out the tab feature in KDE's konsole. Instead of having five windows open with various shells, I just need one with several tabs. The little earmarked piece of paper icon in the top left of the window opens up a new tab. The little konsole icons will take you from one tab to the next. It just goes to show that it's not always the big things. Sometimes the little touches make a program many times more useful.

Changing Distros

Well, I finally got fed up with Mozilla and Mandrake 9.1 not playing nicely together. After setting up Slackware 9 on my other box as a "test" system, I felt comfortable bringing my main box over. I think I've got most of the kinks worked out (having the other box already set up allowed me to take care of some of the kinks ahead of time). Slack is J.t.'s favorite distro, we'll see if it will become mine too.

Before I upgraded, I debated whether or not to back up my HTML and word processing files. I decided to go ahead and do it. It's a good thing I did. After I had Slack installed, I mistakenly deleted my "files" directory instead of the "fonts" one (thanks to a typo and bash's tab-autocomplete function). If I wouldn't have backed up, I would have lost a couple months of work. Good thing I was smart enough to save myself from my own stupidity.

This is the lesson for today: Remember, kids, rm -rf is a very powerful command.

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