[lug] Huh, that was easy.
David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Wed Jul 30 09:20:05 MDT 2008
Nate Duehr wrote:
> I'm so conflicted reading this!
> On the one hand, Dr. Jeckyll says -- I think back to when I fought and
> fought and fought to get suspend-to-disk working on both a Debian
> machine and a Gentoo machine a couple of years ago and I'm ultra-happy
> for you that just installing a package made it work, no muss no fuss.
> STUFF THAT WORKS! Whoo hoo!
When I bought my first modem I got 2400 baud for less than 1/3 of what a
state of the art 9600 baud went for. I've eventually wound up with
several 56k and never spent as much in total as a 9600 cost when I started.
When I started with Linux I installed it a couple of times, learned a
lot about my hardware, and then dropped it. I didn't know enough to get
any use out of it. But then I had a job using Unix and KDE came out and
between the two I could use Linux for my daily needs. Too bad Linus
didn't get a graphical web browser done back in '91.
I think that for many adopting the automobile may have been a similar
> All this over-thinking about Linux and computing lately... I'm going to
> have to put some other priorities ahead of entertaining my brain and
> catch up on some of those boring "normal life" things here soon. But
> it's really messing with me, trying to decide if I think it's good that
> your suspend works or if it's a yawner... I think oddly, it's both!
It's a yawner. Just like it will be when I post about how great the
DVR, or digital TV, is--someday when I get one.
But I posted because the guys at powersaved and Debian did something
that made me happy and I'm thankful for their work. There's also a
button for presentation mode that disables the screen saver. I know a
whole lot of people who wish they had that (or knew where it was, if
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