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by Whistling Nixie
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

Back to Linux Mint 9, on a newer machine (after resetting the BIOS)...

Image
Linux desktop customisation by transitmapsetc, on Flickr
by Whistling Nixie
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

wattOS, a lightweight Ubuntu spin. Buggy in a good way: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6186/6081673382_7efe2e61b7_z.jpg Linux desktop by transitmapsetc , on Flickr http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6208/6081673502_0d2cf8126b_z.jpg Linux desktop by transitmapsetc , on Flickr
by Whistling Nixie
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?
Replies: 60
Views: 8659

Re: Nostalgia time! What was your first Linux distro?

Ubuntu 9.10, sixteen months ago. Unfortunately, it often froze up, a problem I stopped getting when I upgraded to 10.04 later last year. 10.10's mostly OK (Startup Disk Creator didn't do its job, though), but 11.04 was awfully buggy. Even logging into the Classic desktop ended in tears, as the GUI s...
by Whistling Nixie
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

[Desktop changed since this post]
by Whistling Nixie
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1017
Views: 263156

Re: Recommend one artist

by Whistling Nixie
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1145516

Re: What are you listening to?

"Dive" by Cardiacs (from A Little Man a House and the Whole World Window)
by Whistling Nixie
Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Auspocalypse 2: Cyclonic Boogaloo
Replies: 25
Views: 2990

Re: Auspocalypse 2: Cyclonic Boogaloo

Telchar wrote:Ah. Was under the impression Queensland was the "underbelly" of Aus.

Intellectually and culturally it is.
by Whistling Nixie
Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1017
Views: 263156

Re: Recommend one artist

by Whistling Nixie
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Earliest music memories.
Replies: 34
Views: 8096

Re: Earliest music memories.

The earliest thing I can remember hearing is probably "Listen What the Man Said" (1975) by Paul McCartney & Wings, on a commercial AM radio station (one of only six - all on the AM band, and they shut down overnight), in the living room of our house in the suburbs of Auckland, New Zeal...
by Whistling Nixie
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]

[Updated since this post]
by Whistling Nixie
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

[Desktop has since been changed... see my next post]
by Whistling Nixie
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

[Yet another revision of my desktop!]
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

[Updated once again]
by Whistling Nixie
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 20923

Re: Sexy Accents?

My gf's accent is Australian and I think it's one of the sexier accents. Not the crocodile hunter accent (bogan they call it in aus) the sydney one. Is there such thing as a Syndey accent, though? I thought the closest you got to a regional accent here was in Adelaide. Do most Sydneysiders (except ...
by Whistling Nixie
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

[Since updated]
by Whistling Nixie
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

See a few posts below
by Whistling Nixie
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Now using Ubuntu 10.04, with the Equinox theme (plus Faenza-Dark icons)...
Wallpaper by pr09studio (under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported Licence)
by Whistling Nixie
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread
Replies: 1141
Views: 190979

Re: The "How Have I Never Noticed That Before?" thread?

It took me 20 years to figure out that Madness' 1982 hit "House of Fun" was about a kid wanting to buy condoms, using the names of various novelty items as code, only to have the chemist (drugstore assistant) take them literally and point them to a joke shop!
by Whistling Nixie
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 10 Artists
Replies: 248
Views: 155194

Re: Top 10 Artists

Robert Wyatt
Sparks
Magazine
The Residents
XTC
Madness
The Smiths
Premiata Forneria Marconi
The Monochrome Set
The Specials
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 93185

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Unpopular musical opinion? That magnetic tape was a more important invention than the electric guitar. The former allowed the recording studio to become an instrument in its own right, whilst the latter would probably have been invented eventually anyway, since it uses similar principles to micropho...
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 20923

Re: Sexy Accents?

Somehow I like the sound of the Manchester accent (too much Smiths and Joy Division, perhaps?)... and the accent of British-derived South Africans from the Durban area, for some reason.
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 426269

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

Neither GNOME nor Linux need to be ugly... nor do you need to be tech-savvy to use Linux these days. I'm not! But Ubuntu 10.04 is keeping my creaking laptop going somehow, despite a somewhat poorly hard drive. No need for the fancy-schmancy stuff: GNOME's rather plain, but stable and efficient. Wall...
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 353459

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Ubik wrote:Having CP doesn't automatically imply any kind of mental retardation

That's for sure. My wife's boss has mild CP, and he's a therapist.
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD
Replies: 10920
Views: 2277799

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

HI, I'm new to the forum. My introduction to xkcd was the "Sudo make me a sandwich" cartoon, but I've only discovered the xkcd archive this month. Aged 36, I live in South East Queensland, Australia ( not by choice! ), working in a printshop, and considering doing a massage course. Like ra...
by Whistling Nixie
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your first single...
Replies: 29
Views: 5149

Re: Your first single...

The first single I bought (on cassette format, with the 12" mix instead) was "Love and Pride" by King, back in 1985. I'd bought my first album earlier that year - Ghostbusters soundtrack, also on cassette.

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