Go forward in time to October 2008.
The Git user's survey 2008 is up! Be sure to participate to make Git better. I found question 27 very interesting, with a bunch of commands that I never knew about but that could be very useful to me.
Everyone who has a laptop: GNOME is now wired to support the hotkey which laptops have to toggle the internal/external display output (Fn-F7 on Thinkpads, for instance). X exposes this as the XF86Display keysym. However, not all laptops expose that key in the same fashion. For some of them to work, one needs to add entries to HAL's description files, or do some ACPI magic.
We are building a list of laptops to see how they expose the "toggle displays" and "rotate the screen" hotkeys (for tablets). If you have a laptop, please add it to the list so that we can add support for it. Thanks!
We have another flamewar about inappropriate posts on Planet GNOME.
Why does this keep happening? Let's take a user-centered view. Say you are a reader of a planet aggregator. Your question is, how do I get rid of the posts by Annoying Person?
|Planet GNOME||Planet SUSE|
In Planet GNOME, you must scroll to the bottom of the (very long) page, click on the "Feeds" line to expand it, and then you will find checkboxes for each of the feeds. You can then find Annoying Person there and uncheck him.
Step 1: wait for PGO to load. Step 2: scroll to the bottom. Step 3: find the "Feeds" line. Step 4: click on "Feeds". Step 5: find Annoying Person. Step 6: uncheck his checkbox.
That's six steps just to get rid of stupid posts.
In Planet SUSE, each post has an "X" icon. If you click it, the icon turns into a checkmark, and all of that person's entries will be hidden the next time you load the planet.
Step 1: Find the "X" icon next to Annoying Person's post. Step 2: Click the icon.
It is clear that Planet SUSE is much more usable than Planet GNOME in terms of "how do I hide the posts by Annoying Person". You don't have to know that to hide someone, you must scroll to the bottom of the page, find a magic little expander, etc. You just click on the "go away" icon which is right there by the annoying post, and you are done.
This is about 240 grams of green beans that we grew out of eight plants, on more or less 40x40 cm of soil. The plants should yield about three times that amount, once the younger beans and flowers mature.
I don't know if that kind of yield is low or high, but it definitely feels good to get something edible out of a little patch in the sidewalk. No fertilizers or anything, just soil from our little compost heap. This is the sidewalk in question; the beans are the ones with the large leaves. There is also epazote (anti-flatulent aromatic herb for cooking beans), garlic, mint, a couple of watermelon seedlings, rosemary, petunias, roses, rue, and a couple of plants whose names we don't know.
Our gardening book is How to grow more vegetables, by John Jeavons (acutally, a slightly newer edition than the one presented there).
Go backward in time to August 2008.Federico Mena-Quintero <email@example.com> Mon 2008/Sep/08 15:43:57 CDT