Posted 26 January 2009 - 09:55 PM
What programs are out there that would make my life better? Or at least less boring and empty?
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:00 PM
"But this is blatant ultracrepidarianism on my part." - Taion
“I have a dream of a multiplicity of pastramis.”
"Why can't a horse fuck another horse and then race a few days later? Sort of like a boxer." - Joethefoodie
"once the penis came out, there was discussions as to why we didn't order the testicles" - Daniel describing a meal in China
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:03 PM
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:04 PM
Food or frock?
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:08 PM
Hmm...I'm also using Calibre to load books on my Sony Reader trying to avoid Sony's software.
For communication, I am a big big fan of Digsby on Windows. It allows me to have IM + Email + Social Networking (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, &c) all in one place. It's like Adium on OS X, but on some steroids (although maybe Adium can be extended to the same level with Growl and more). On Linux, I use either Twitterfox for Twitter, or I use Tweetdeck with Adobe Air. In fact, I have Adobe Air on just about everything, although I have yet to find that one crucial Air app I need it for...but they keep getting better.
Anyone out there have a favorite Air app I should try?
Certified Nerd and Oh So Boring...
Posted 26 January 2009 - 10:29 PM
I swear, it's better than transcendental meditation.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:04 AM
my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary
current restaurant review: varq: modern indian cuisine in delhi
current whisky review: lagavulin, "distillery only", 2010 release
current recipe: cabbage with sweet potatoes
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 12:21 AM
Sissies and wastoids
Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:41 AM
durian. avalanche. empire. waxbean. obstacle.
man, i need a headache
Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:23 PM
Posted 27 January 2009 - 04:58 PM
Yeah, kinda... you are tapping into a group of people downloading the same thing you are and you are helping "feed the torrent" by broadcasting back out, making the download that much faster. If I tap into a torrent that 100 other people are in, the download can take minutes. Right now, I am downloading a torrent of XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I am downloading from 18 of 38 peers and the download will take several days (it is a BIG file).
Posted 27 January 2009 - 05:09 PM
That said, bittorrent has many legitimate uses that should be better exploited. All major Linux distros and OpenOffice.org use torrents to make downloading multi-gigabyte ISO images much, much faster. Microsoft really should use it. When they opened the Windows 7 Beta a week or two ago, the MS servers just got hammered and essentially failed. But, others made a Windows 7 torrent with the file they already downloaded and thanks to BT that file was downloaded by, oh, 80% of all beta users, I'm guessing, and much faster than you could get it from MS.
Certified Nerd and Oh So Boring...
Posted 27 January 2009 - 06:35 PM
Has anyone worked with both Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice and come to opinion(s) as to how they compare with each other?
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