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Living Room / Re: Yea, I won't be getting an iPad anytime soon
« on: February 02, 2010, 07:19 AM »
iFlop, I suspect.

Sorry, I got a bit tied up with my thesis and I haven't been back to check on this topic!

Mouser, I agree that the whole renaming thing for Ubuntu is a bit silly.  You get kind of used to it after a while, though, and forget about the rest of the world...

Anyway, the wine version I have is 1.1.30, although that may be since yesterday (there was a big update of various things).  Today Instant Boss seems to be better, though other things are causing problems with the screen redrawing.

Chris, what kind of card do you have? I have an Acer laptop (7520) that came with an Nvidia GeForce 7000m, and the driver I have at the moment is version 185.18.14, which I believe I downloaded and installed directly from Nvidia.  Do you get the random black bars across your screen, and various programs not redrawing when you update things?

I haven't been on DC in forever, so I hope I haven't put this in the wrong place.

I switched to Ubuntu more-or-less full time almost 2 years ago, and so far most things have been fine.  However, I upgraded to Jaunty a little while ago, and a few things have been giving me trouble.

Instant Boss in particular doesn't seem to run quite right in Wine now.  The biggest problem is that minimizing and then restoring the main window doesn't quite work--the "frame" comes back, but the interior isn't redrawn--it just shows a bit of whatever window was underneath it when it was restored.

Has anyone had similar problems with Wine?  I'm sure there is a better place to ask, but I thought I'd come to where I know people use the program first.

By the way, I'm using the 64 bit version of Ubuntu, if that makes any difference.  There is also some kind of bug with general screen redrawing and the Nvidia driver, which I haven't managed to fix yet. It could be all related, but I'm not smart enough to figure it out.

Living Room / Re: What have I done!?
« on: September 16, 2009, 05:17 AM »
I'm a long time member of Phinished (both MA and PhD were written under their auspices) and it's definitely a great place to go for general advice, and especially if you run into trouble.  We make great use of the "time boxing" method, in various lenghts of time, and a lot of people credit it with getting them to actually finish their work.

And Instant Boss is great, too.

I never have understood the facebook addiction.  I mean, it's kinda neat to see what people are up to and all, but I probably check it twice a month.  Most of the people who are my "friends" are people that I haven't seen for a long time (old high school friends and whatnot) who occasionally post stuff like the cute thing their dog did or some vacation photos.

My husband's friends, on the other hand....

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