Wakoopa for Linux has arrived!

I just found this today, and I am overjoyed. Read about it here. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m sure it will be good, and even better as time goes on and they polish it up.

edit: I tried it, and it’s awesome. No problems at all so far, and it works just like the Windows tracker except for the lack of web tracking for now.

May 15, 2009 at 9:45 pm 2 comments

deck out your Windows XP, Linux style

I like Windows XP, mostly because I don’t have money to buy Vista. XP works alright, but after using Linux (Mint and Ubuntu) there are just a few really useful features that I miss. XP also looks pretty bad compared to newer operating systems. So here are some nice improvements I’ve found. These are best for people who use Linux as well as Windows, but most of these are useful even if you don’t use Linux.

Continue Reading May 9, 2009 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

unlock files/folders in Ubuntu

I’m running Ubuntu 9.04 now. It actually doesn’t crash every 20 minutes like 8.10 did for me (to this day I do not know why it did), so I’m happy. It was super easy to set up, but of course there are always those little problems you run into. One pesky annoyance was that when I moved my giant music/documents/videos/games folder from Windows over to Ubuntu, it was locked! That means I couldn’t delete, add, or move files within that folder and all subfolders.

Here’s the solution I found. Open a terminal and run this command: sudo chmod 777 [path] -R, where [path] is your locked folder or file. In my case I did sudo chmod 777 /home/fipi/Stuff -R, and viola, now I can delete, create, and move files to my heart’s content.


May 3, 2009 at 12:59 am 4 comments

Wakoopa: Facebook for geeks

Have you ever felt that, although Facebook is a great social networking site, it just doesn’t let you express your real inner geek self, trapped by the mainstream tastes and expectations of society? Have you ever longed for a peaceful haven where technological self-expression abounds in plenty and abundance? A whole different world you can beam yourself into and enjoy every imaginable form of technology and awesomeness ever imagined by mankind at the press of a button? Er… we’re gonna have to wait for that last one, but in the meantime you can enjoy Wakoopa, yet another social networking site. But this isn’t just any old run-of-the mill networking site. According to Wikipedia, the ultimate source of mostly-truth, Wakoopa is “a social networking site that monitors the software applications its members use.” In other words… GEEK POWER!!!

Continue Reading April 24, 2009 at 11:40 pm 2 comments

foobar2000: a new kind of music player

Well it’s actually been around since 2001 (that’s how old the license is, anyways), but this is the first time I’ve tried foobar2000. I’m in a fresh Windows XP setup until Ubuntu 9.04 comes out. Of course, I can’t go 10 whole days without crankin’ up some tunes, so I downloaded MediaMonkey, my standard music player. After I got error messages upon trying to import my music library, I decided to try something new for a change. I picked foobar2000, since I’d heard about it but never tried it.

Continue Reading April 18, 2009 at 2:55 am 4 comments

Glossary added

I added a new page, a little baby glossary of technical and not-so-technical[-but-still-sort-of-technical] words. Hopefully it’ll grow soon. Check it out!

EDIT: I decided that it’s not such a good idea to make my own glossary. Whatever I make would be epic fail compared to all the great sources of technical definitions out there. But I did add a glossary link to the sidebar. What would be even nicer would be a search bar, but I don’t think that’s possible. 😦

April 16, 2009 at 2:53 am 2 comments


This morning I continued trying to make my desktop look good. I found an awesome-looking Desklet (whatever that is), so I tried to install it. Nothing happened. So I figured I needed to reboot, so I did. But alas, that was the last I was to see of my not-ugly interface, because now I’m getting an error before the GUI loads up. *sigh*

So now I’m locked out of Linux Mint. I’ve spent some time trying to fix it, with no success. I’ve already done too much fixing than is good for a person in the last few days, so now I’ll just chill in Windows XP while I wait for my openSUSE download to finish. I’ll use a handy program called ext2fsd to grab my Linux files (which is all my files… except for my games). Goodbye Linux Mint, you were nice… but sometimes not very nice…

April 10, 2009 at 4:45 pm 4 comments

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