Saturday, September 17, 2011

Different Stages In Life?

It's been a long time since my last post. I should admit, I've lost my focus and interest in certain things. I've changed a lot in these last couple of months. Finally, what I saw in other people's lives happened to me (It's the paradoxical truth that people change).

Some obvious things:

  • I am now using a Mac. Not that I do not like Linux. I think, I am more pragmatical in approaching anything. Inside this Mac -- though -- I still have a copy of latest Ubuntu release running inside VirtualBox (and have it auto-updated regularly). But, yes -- I do not have as strong interest as the fun old days anymore.
  • Many of my blogs have not been updated for months, but to my surprise Google still loves them by giving these blogs constant organic traffic. Thanks, Uncle Goog!
  • I have unsubscribed from tons of internet marketing list, deleted many techno-oriented rss including Linux mailing list, and focusing more on something that yields result (in an "almost" instant way). When I talk about result, I mean BIG result. Yes, what I've learned from the internet marketing world in the last 2 years is the main core of this. The funny thing is what I am doing now for the most part is not in IM niche.
  • I have more time sleeping.
  • Less time checking emails.
  • I took a piano lesson to fill my spare time.
  • I have learned how to use GarageBand, but I also have Ardour for Mac.
  • Google Chrome is now my default browser, no more fancy Firefox with all the distracting plugins.
Is this another stage of my life?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nice Touch - How Ubuntu Karmic Koala Handles USB Flash Drive

If you insert a usb flash drive, Gnome in Ubuntu Karmic Koala will pop-up an icon at your desktop. This is a Mac-like default behaviour of Gnome desktop, but Karmic has more. If you right-click the drive icon, a pop-up menu that shows up will present you whether to 'Unmount' the device or  'Safely remove the drive'. These choices seems redundant, but I think it is a smart design. If you click 'Unmount', the drive icon where disappear from the desktop, but the drive icon will still be available through Nautilus. If you want to remount the drive, all you have to do is click the icon at Nautilus, the icon would then re-appear at your desktop.

If you select 'Safely remove drive', the icon would disappear both from the desktop and Nautilus, and you can plug-out your device from the usb bay.
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