Saturday, April 27, 2013

13.04 Ubuntu Is A Very Good Release (No ifs No buts)

There are many so called reviews of Ubuntu 13.04 coming from many so called tech / linux publications here and here.  You will not mistake their bias and the tone of their writing. Do read it. Remember though it's not tech news. Nor are these unbiased reviews.

If you haven't tried the latest Ubuntu, you can download 13.04 here.

I have been using the development version of 13.04 aka Raring Ringtail, and following the brouhaha regarding the suggestion to make Ubuntu a rolling release. The release is very good. 13.04 has the feel of an LTS. The Unity desktop in 13.04 is very quick and stable. Unfortunately Canonical reduced the support time from 18 months to 9 months. This will be the last ubuntu to use Xorg. The next version will use Mir.

These are exciting times for the Ubuntu community.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ubuntu 13.04 is Released

Ubuntu developers just made 13.04 available for download. It comes with 9 months of support and will be the last ubuntu to use Xorg. Next version will have Mir. The next cycle of ubuntu development will shift from the desktop to smartphones and tablets.



Ubuntu 13.04 with Firefox 20

This is a very good release. 13.04 feels like an LTS. It recovered the old ubuntu speed and Unity delivers what it promised a few versions ago.



Monday, April 8, 2013

Tenacious Flower

It's summer in the Philippines and the temperature reaches 35 degrees Celsius. Imagine my surprise finding this small rose blooming in the heat of the afternoon sun.

That's tenacity for you.

Premonition In Movies

Watching "The Exorcist" for the nth time and I just notice all the premonition scenes in the beginning of the film. Well first the clock stopped, the horse drawn carriage almost running over Father Merrin and the two soldiers charging him with guns pointed. It occurred to me that these same premonitions happened to me before.

Come to think of it, the two dogs fighting and biting also happened to me. How many movies have you watched that contains premonition scenes that has happened to you? I don't know if I'm going to meet the devil but I'm sure I'm no Father Merrin.




Saturday, April 6, 2013

Super freak,
Yes!

I don't want these people to judge her. They will laugh at her!



What is your daughter doing?
Kicking ass.






OK. You folks get off free.
As long as you don't enter her in a beauty pageant in the state of California ever again. Ever.

I think we can live with that.

Little Miss Sunshine

Update Gnucash 2.6.16 --> 2.6.18

It's a long road to this update. It isn't a normal update at all. I had to manually compile goffice0.8 and webkitgtk as well as gnu...