Lenovo X300 review – Debian Lenny

September 14, 2008 – 22:11 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 – 20:26 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 ...

Gnome vs KDE … after release of KDE 4

July 11, 2008 – 15:15 by Adnan Hodzic


Mix of environment and introduction For some time already, I've been wanting to write about choosing a Linux desktop environment. I've been KDE fan for years, however I've used Gnome many many years ago. Also I'm familiar with Fluxbox and XFCE and few others which I won't mention. I don't want to have you sitting here and reading an essay, so I'll try to put it as short as I can. This is often asked question, and is probably the most asked the question to new Linux users, probably after which distribution to use. There was also a poll here on FoolControl very similar to this same topic I'll talk about today, also just to note that I'll try to be as objective as I can. My first contact with Linux was with Caldera 2.0, which was as far as I can remember KDE. Later on the the distribution that had me "glued" ...

Do women write better code?

June 17, 2008 – 21:08 by Adnan Hodzic


Yesterday I bumped into something really interesting on Slashdot. So in case you missed this one ... Do women write better code? "The senior vice-president of engineering for computer-database company Ingres-and one of Silicon Valley's highest-ranking female programmers-insists that men and women write code differently. Women are more touchy-feely and considerate of those who will use the code later, she says. They'll intersperse their code... with helpful comments and directions, explaining why they wrote the lines the way they did and exactly how they did it. The code becomes a type of "roadmap" for others who might want to alter it or add to it later, says McGrattan, a native of Ireland who has been with Ingres since 1992. Men, on the other hand, have no such pretenses. Often, "they try to show how clever they are by writing very cryptic code," she tells the Business Technology Blog. "They try to obfuscate ...

Firefox 3

June 17, 2008 – 19:18 by Adnan Hodzic


Firefox 2, predecessor? Firefox 3 is coming out today. It's been more some 1.5 years since I wrote Firefox 2 post. And about a year ago, since I wrote about my first real encounter with Firefox 3. My stance on on Firefox 2 remains the same, that is I hate it, no personal reason or anything, from my posts linked above you can get to know my true feelings about it. If it wasn't for Firefox 2, I'd never even come close to Firefox 3. A month ago or so, I came to the point, where I couldn't handle Firefox 2 and it crashing, so I was in hunt to change my browser or move to Firefox 3 which at that point was in early beta stage of development. Browser "sphere"? So what else was around? What was I aiming for? I'd like to move away from Firefox3 for a second and take a ...