FoolControl one month later

February 14, 2008

As it goes or whole “system” itself, this is final v1.0 release. I’ll talk about bugs in one second. Last month on 14th, I started this whole “foolcontrol” thing, and for 1 month period, all I can say is that … yea I’m very pleased with the “results”.

Most of visitors come from North America and Europe. Windows is still leading OS with 51.20%, while Linux comes second with 34.82%. As for browsers, Firefox is defeinte leader with 40.36% while IE comes in third with 19.64% :)

Average would be 27.9 unique visits for day, so for a blog yea that’s good.

As for the bugs, there was one people like to complain about, and that one is that poll its result, actually everything regarding it, text would be just … “jagged” or screwed if you wish. So I just did a fix today. As it comes to another “big” bug. Konqueror on front page, it only displays first and last post. I have no idea how to fix this bug, and just so you know, Konqueror on KDE4, there’s no more such thing. It displays everything perfectly.

And yes “Emails from marked as junk?” adding spf record helped, so that’s been solved now too. If you wan’t your foolcontrol email … get it :)

I’m actually thinking of implementing a forum, some of you would actually like that :)
I think I’ll let poll decide about that one, while I most definetely will implement gallery … over time :)

That’s it, peace out ;)

White dreadlocks

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 marked as junk?

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)

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, 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?

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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