White dreadlocks

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February 9, 2008

Besides my everyday problems (either becoming debian or fedora developer :) ) Another big thing is troubling me. I feel like it’s really important to discuss and end this discussion once for all. And I have no intention of hurting anyone or anything.

And I’d really like you to comment on this post, I really want to hear your opinion related to this topic.

Ok here’s the story, as many of you may know I used to have dreadlocks, I “lost” them due to … well reasons. So now 3 or what years later … I’m tired of shaving my head, hair or no hair, 1 or 0. So I’m thinking of just letting my hair naturally get tangled and eventually ending up in dreadlocks.

But now, I’m actually getting the second thoughts. First time I was basically a teenager, had 18-19 years when I had them done (I did/made them myself). Back then I just liked the damn thing and I didn’t think about anything else. Now I’m actually thinking about it, its consequences and reactions/actions it could/will provoke.

First “clash” I would get is the one from people. Weird looks and etc, it’s basically environment with a lot of just narrow minded, or completely close minded. But I didn’t give a fuck about it then, nor do I now. Now I could go on and on with this talk, how it’s all bad here.

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Emails from @foolcontrol.org marked as junk?

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February 5, 2008

Yesterday I got a respond that emails that were sent from @foolcontrol email accounts would end up in “junk” folder on hotmail. Fact that Microsoft obviously dislikes me and what I’m doing here on foolcontrol are rather obvious :P

For Gmail and rest of the crowd, emails sent from foolcontrol are not marked as spam/junk. Since I know for a fact that none of the guys is using their accounts for spam, spf record is added to the domain, and we’ll see how this goes.

I’m sorry for the inconvenience.

Perfect Compiz-Fusion install (Debian testing)

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February 1, 2008

Well, I had stories with beryl/compiz 3g desktop in general, just go on and search blog if you wanna. Anyways, last time I used compiz-fusion was sometime in late October 2007, I was just devastated with its bugs, so I removed it. Same happened with all of my previous 3d desktop experience.

This was performed on Debian Lenny/Testing, KDE 3.5.8, 2.6.22.3 on Intel 945GM

So I installed it yesterday, my first impression was … well this is getting better. I mean I just had feeling that it just wont crash and explode :) That’s the kind of feeling I had before. Many bugs were fixed, but still … there was a lot of … well problems. Which I’m just too lazy to go over right now. Since compiz-fusion is in Debian Lenny/testing respiratory, that’s the one I was using, anyways, this is what I suggest.

Use “shames” compiz-fusion resp, I also tried his “unstable” compiz-fusion resp, but it was just too much for me, but the one from testing … absolutely beautiful. So add his resp. to your sources.list

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Is Google invading privacy with web history?

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January 29, 2008

Just few days ago, I had this conversation how Google is becoming … well just like any big corporation. However I still I couldn’t stay negative when it comes to Google. For begining, when I was opening foolcontrol, I have it all prepaed, my own mail server to everything. But still I’d use some of Google services, search, analytics, code, google earth and so on.

I really know a lot about Google, so I’m just trying to separate them from companies such as Microsoft … When I first found them in 99 or whenever, I was literally looking for something for at least half an hour, Google and there 20secs …

But lately, I’m getting cornered with Google. First, I use Gmail, I have 5 mail accounts in it, Google has my data. Hell just until recently Google was holding my blog data. Anyways, but I’m just being careful what I write with Gmail, when I need something to be sent without passing by “censor” system or anything like that, well I’ve got separate email account for that one ;)

But one thing that was bothering me the most about google, was Google Web History. Ok, what’s so helpful about google web history, that I can look what I was looking for, and go through my web search trends and so on? Yea, except that Google will go through it too, I’m setting what I’m searching for to Google as well.

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Me, the mythbuster. Does our fat keep us warm or not?

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January 26, 2008

Heh, this might be just a plain weird post.

I have a weird thing going on, which is when winter starts I really don’t start wearing jacket like others, I just switch to sweater or something. During this “research” I wore jacket, but I was convinced that it was fat that kept me warm. I couldn’t be stuck in puberty I’m 22 :)
So sometime last year (I think it was October or something), my gf who is a pharmacy student told me that our (human) fat and animal part is completely different, and that it serves different purposes. It’s a fact that animals are using it to stay warm and etc … So I tell her it’s all bullshit and that I’ll test their “fact”.

Of course this took months, I wasn’t really paying that much attention to it, but I was somewhat/somehow. Work/School helped me lose weight, so my weight/fat differed too.
Interesting enough, I, who always keeps being right, have to admit that after all this time am getting to a point, where … they are right! :)

How? Why?

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