Rather than fight Pulse Audio for sound mixing, I finally bought a used SB! Live sound card for hardware mixing. It works. Wow. Apparently, Linux can be fussy about hardware, but once you get the right stuff, it finally works. Quite amusing for a sound card that is considered old by Windoze standards.
Intrepid Ibex is set for release next month and speaking of Pulse Audio, I hope it’s fixed with this version. Very much thinking of moving to the Linux Mint distro however for Debian with even less fuss than Ubuntu.
Might play around with OpenSUSE again now that I have a solid sound card.
As Halloween draws near, I’m reminded of this, but I had occasions where I was able to do it other times of the year.
(For example, my profile picture was taken in March during St. Paddy’s Day.)
I look at it less as a disguise or a masquerade, and more as a way to express one’s creativity and mood. I also distinguish it from everyday fashion because it’s a moment to set that aside and have a little more free-spirited fun.
Went to see my physician today to get another referral and so it’s back to physio next week.
Have read 4 chapters so far and completed review questions for 3 of them. Not very impressive, I guess, but it’s what I can do right now.
My health is not in the gutter, or the sewer, but it is in the toilet.
Very, very, very discouraging as my goals have pretty much fizzled out for the time being.
...was might nice with fresh mushrooms and grated carrot.
But often I cheat with soup and use canned, frozen, and dried stuff: this soup had canned bamboo shoots and I used a powdered mix for seasoning.
1. Just completed a checklist (Ta-da Lists with Prism) for reading the chapters and completing the review questions.
2. Family “Wall of Fame” is to motivate my daughter to get good grades in 1st grade, but wife agreed to let me use it too with this goal so she knows Daddy is committed too.
1. My daughter started 1st grade today
1a. Because she was at school, my wife and I were able to catch up on a little housework
2. Delicious hot and sour soup with fresh mushrooms
3. Back pain relief from an icy cold pool this evening
3a. My son had a great time during said trip to the pool
4. Using the new treadmill again at the exercise room in our apt. complex
5. Our family “Wall of Fame”, done up to motivate my daughter to get good grades, has also inspired me to complete my A+ Certification goal as far as studying the book. Cimmy agreed to help me and put my achievements up to also motivate our daughter.
I drew up a checklist including all the chapters I need to read and the review questions for each.
Joe’s Goals is still helping me meet those basic fitness goals.
I have yet to put anything on a blank webpage. Right now, I am posting exercises to a blog at my main site, which is boring as hell.
I know a lot of Linux webauthors like gedit, but I think I’ll take a look at Screem and open a free webpage somewhere to start playing with that.
...which was a shock, because I could never get an Ubuntu LiveCD working at all.
I decided to look at the KDE interface with openSUSE instead of GNOME, which I use with Ubuntu. Interesting. I could not get sound to work whatsoever, however. That’s not a good thing. Granted, I will need to install it to play a little more with it, but… so far, not a good sign.
Can’t seem to get the .iso burned, however. If possible, I’d really like to use a LiveCD first before totally wiping everything again. Or to get another hard drive.
For now, it’s pretty much more of the same- diagnose systems online.
I don’t think things have been going well.
Nothing online helps very much; many Spanish-speakers are incredibly lackadaisical about punctuation and many are using chatspeak abbreviations. Many do not understand when I say “that makes it difficult for me to understand” or are reluctant and resistant to change to help me in that regard.
I do not see our neighbors often enough to really practice, either.
A persistent back injury is making it very difficult for me to reach this goal, and things have ground to a near halt.
No consultation this time; it’s straight to the procedure, Aug 29th at 10:30 A.M. PST
Pain has sapped any motivation to exercise much.
Because Ubuntu is a Debian build, if at first things don’t succeed, I reference it as far as Debian.
I am using Ta-da Lists for checklists to meet this goal.
I have mentioned elsewhere how these sites provide “third-party” functionality to 43 Things until checklists, sub-goals, etc. are implemented.
It is good to see that others are thinking outside of the box, so to speak.
These sites have become very useful to me when I made them desktop web applications with Prism.