Iberia, never again.

So I’ve been in Baltimore now for a little more than a day. God it’s humid here. Growing up in North Carolina you’d think I’d not have such a problem with it but after 6 years of living in Berlin, with it’s low humidity, this is crap. True, I’ve visited the US twice in the ...

My baby is green

In preperation for my move back to the states my brother, Matt, has been caring for my 1979 P200E Vespa. In a shortly thought out decision I decided to have it painted Lamborghini Green (some people call it Lime Green). Not the perfect color but it will look alright when all the parts are on ...

Live8 Berlin

I went to Live8 yesterday. Basically there was a lot of standing around and waiting and a bit of music. The acts played between 1 and 5 songs and between acts there was at least a 15 minute break; usually more like 30. Me and co. were standing about 200m from the stage, which was ...

Back from Sweden

Just got back from Hudiksvall, Sweden today. Annika and I were there for a week basically so we could celebrate mid-summer with friends. It’s a bit odd riding home at 1am and it still being light out. It does get a bit dark but only for a couple hours. Photos will be on the Gallery ...

Abolish ubuntu spatial in Hoary

For those who hate ubuntu spatial and never want to see it again, you can issue this command WITHOUT any users logged into Gnome (GConf can’t be running.). sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type bool --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/no_ubuntu_spatial true The same is true for other settings as well. Also, if you want to make a setting ...

As far away as Mexico

I was just watching a report on CNN from outside Micheal Jackson’s Neverland ranch. Here’s what the reporter said: “People have come form all around the World. We have talked to people from as far away as Mexico, Amsterdam, Norway…..” They’re in California! Mexico is their neighbor! Anyway….

Importing Evolution 1.4 data into 2.2

After a little searching, I found out how to import Evolution 1.4 settings and data in /home/$USER/evolution into 2.2. All you have to do is go into the Gconf Configuration Tool and change the keys “version” and “last_version” under /app/evolution to 1.4.6. When you start Evolution it will find the folder ~/evolution and ask you ...

TheVirtual Move

I just transferred my site to dreamhost.com. They offer much more than 1and1.com for less money. They don’t have telephone support but they answer emails really quickly. I’m very satisfied. I got the Monster Code deal that is 15.99 a month but am sharing that with 2 other people so it’s really cheap.

Finally, an active weekend!

I finally managed to get my ass out of the house. On Friday Annika and I went to see Elvis Costello. We had seen him a year ago with Steve Nieve, the pianist, and this time there were two other which formed Elvis Costello and The Imposters. The show went by so quickly. I guess ...

Who writes textbook?

Here is a really interesting article about the textbook industry. Here in germany the students have to buy there own books. Of course, they don’t cost anywhere near as much as those in the U.S.