Random bits

I’ve played several really good q3 games (osp tdm). Educational side was enriched by reading RPM HOWTO and Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide. I’ve spent the whole weekend playing with DVD ripping. I found dvd::rip to be the easiest to install and most full-featured, including cluster support, resizing, cropping, encoding from the hard disk, etc, from all that I’ve tried (DivXripper and Drip).

Back to AfterStep

I am back to Afterstep. While I’ve found KDE to be very usable and powerfull, my fingers are trained for Afterstep. I will still use KDE at home though, where I am not pressured with time.

While I was testing KDE this time, I have found khelpcenter (Help icon in the main menu) to be extremely useful. It does a good job integrating KDE specific documentation with the rest of manuals, info pages, etc installed on the system. Yeah, info pages in particular.

I am thinking about a small project which will incorporate many of my small notes. What I have in mind is to create a new user on one of my hosts and generate step-by-step complete home environmnent starting from the shell prompt, vim, mutt, procmail, simple scripts that make everyday life easier and ending with… Well, not ending actually. Some Bash prompt tips will come handy later on.

Back to Red Hat Linux 7.2

I have decided to downgrade my DVD box to Red Hat 7.2. I am tired of fighting with the laggy picture and sound. 7.2 had it all nice. 7.3 broke it and I cannot find whether it’s the kernel, XFree, something else, or the combination. I’ve got to find those antique CDs. :)