Talent is worth 10000 hours?

November 18, 2008 – 8:17 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Other day I came across this very ... inspirational story if nothing. If you asked me, I'd say there's really no such thing as talent, if you say there is, then it's highly discussable. I believe in work, not talent, you can have affinities for certain things, but please don't categorize them in same category as "talent". Once I got a question from a student "How come you know so much?" I laughed and told him "Well, I don't sleep much" Without further ado I present you: Malcolm Gladwell with "Gift or hard work"? The University of Michigan opened its new computer centre in 1971, in a low-slung building on Beal Avenue in Ann Arbor. The university's enormous mainframe computers stood in the middle of a vast, white-tiled room, looking, as one faculty member remembers, "like one of the last scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey". Off to the side were dozens of key-punch machines - ...

FoolControl v1.5 beta & IcePress 1.0 beta

November 18, 2008 – 7:59 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Some of you might have noticed some changes on the site itself, maybe that it carries label "FoolControl v1.5.beta" or something like that. I'm planning on making some pretty big changes around here, devel list is long so ... hang in there. Same goes with WordPress that was behind all of this. Even before, Wordpress I was using was highly modified, and then I got an idea to actually fork it. Since it was that or leaving WordPress for good and doing my own thing from the scratch. Also when it comes to system itself, I want to make "labs" where I want to put few of my ideas, instead of explaining them right now, it's all going to come along with the "territory" that is future posts and etc ... Also from now on you'll be able to read content from couple of other authors besides me. Who what? I guess you'll ...

Compiz, Lenny, x300, i965, exa, xaa, xv …

November 1, 2008 – 3:32 pm by Adnan Hodzic


I'm spending this lovely Saturday morning to go through some bugs in Debian. Actually I set my eye on one special bug, Lenny RC bug which in few days will be 1 year old, and then this fact and figure as one ripped the stitches of my mouth, and thus I started writing this post ... I want to talk few things over in general Linux development and possibly give definition to this highly cryptic title. EXA vs XAA on i965 But before that let me tell you a little story that should've been told long time ago.  When I got my x300, I was "thrown" on a lot of new stuff. One of the most interesting things is that i965 was blacklisted in Compiz (and as I see it now, it still is).  So as I configured everything back in the day, last step was to configure Compiz. I was very ...

Lenovo X300 review – Debian Lenny

September 14, 2008 – 10:11 pm by Adnan Hodzic


Even tho, I got this baby almost 3 months ago now, I just got time to make a little showcase. Besides this, I just wanted to this "proper" way, so if you don't mind the pictures and video I made with my cellphone, then ... enjoy. Intro X300 was released earlier this year, I was literally dreaming of this notebook for a month or so, I really thought I'll never be able to afford it, but then one day, I just woke up, and said hell, I don't know how but I'm gonna get it! Soon enough, I went to the store and ordered my X300, price was 2.500€ (~3.600$), since I demanded that I don't want Windows with it (it comes with Vista business) final price I got away with was 2.400€ (~3.400). So ordered it via Genelec which ordered it directly from Lenovo, since at the time X300 wasn't on the ...

Hello world!

August 28, 2008 – 8:26 pm by Adnan Hodzic


It's been almost 2 months since my last post here on foolcontrol. After I got enough of emails of you guys asking me: "Was that it for foolcontrol?" "Is foolcontrol dead?" "Are you dead?" "Why haven't you been writing anything?" ... I thought least I can do is post anything. Problem is that I was incredibly busy, so it all just kinda hit me hard, working on a lot of projects (simultaneously of course), then this and that ... it was just too much to handle. At least in a sense to write a blog post, after work once I'm home, instead of relaxing, enjoying myslef, I'd just switch to work on my other project(s). Don't get me wrong, I love working, I'm really enjoying it, and this blog or whatever you want to call it, I'm doing all of this from pure enjoyment, not cuz I'm forced to do so or ...