Monday, January 29, 2007

I've been offline for awhile...

I would like to apologize to the two or three people who actually come here with hope of being entertained. I'm on a little Linux tour de distro right now, hopping from Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mandriva 2007, Knoppix and now back to Ubuntu 6.10. I can't wait for a real multimedia Linux aimed for artist to be released.

After several false starts in the beginning and confusion on my part, I discovered that Linux today isn't as horrifically difficult as it was portrayed to me not long ago. It's just different. Still, I wonder why some people are put off by the command line. It's not as if a lot of us haven't used DOS to boot Windows, games or applications to finish those college assignments back then. In fact, setting up Ubuntu to work felt exactly like futzing around with DOS trying to squeeze the best out of some game I installed into my school's 386 pcs.

Oh, man I feel old.

Now I have an itch to actually try Debian Sarge... I dunno, maybe later. Then maybe, just maybe if the Satria Alam release date would stop getting delayed and starts to bring in some cash, I can finally get a scanner and a good DVD burner. Till then, watch this space.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

Well, hell...

I messed up my internet connection playing around with the modem settings while having another go with yet another Linux distro. Everything got hosed of course but you can't learn a thing until you try, right? My conclusion is I need to get another computer or another hard drive for experiments so I don't kacau my work computer again.

Another thing was I couldn't believe how addicted I am to trawling news items... until I went without it. I actually lost sleep not seeing scraps of text crawling on my screen! A sort of nerd fever struck, I panicked and I put down my artwork and (not before harassing a few people in the dead of night, sorry guys) fiddled with the modem until I got it to reset.

Stupid? Yes, but worth it when I was able to log on to my precious Google reader.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Well I needed to post something...

I got a new blog.

Why? Well, I wanted a place to talk about new comics and alternative tools to expensive/pirated software. Not everyone is comfortable using pirated software you know, and if I can help convince one more artist to use an alternative then why not? The reason open-source stays in the sidelines is because its not known well enough. Just us geeks isn't enough, regular computer users should be roped in for the cause too. The way I see it, mainstream corporate support is proportionate to the support of regular users. Anyway...

The blog is over here.