Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Incomparable Bugatti Veyron

Jeremy Clarkson on the most amazing supercar ever made, the Bugatti Veyron. A quote:

Happily, stopping distances become irrelevant because you won’t see the obstacle in the first place. By the time you know it was there, you’ll have gone through the windscreen, through the Pearly Gates and be halfway across God’s breakfast table.
Read and enjoy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dusty Springfield

One of the all-time classics, "The Look of Love."

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ubuntu Studio missing network manager

I recently install Ubuntu Studio 8.10 64 bit on a Dell Latitude D630. The wireless would not work, even after installing the restricted drives. The Network Manager icon did not appear in the gnome panel. After a bit of Googling, I found that ¨nm-applet" might not appear if the /etc/network/interfaces file has definitions for anything other than the lo interface. So, edit that file and remove the stanzas which refer to eth0, eth1, wlan0, ath0, etc. Now I see the normal network manager icon in the panel.