I kept checking and checking all day and finally they had the download linked on the main Ubuntu.com page. I quickly downloaded it and promptly installed it into my new 250G SSD. The very first thing I noticed is that the keyboard backlight function keys now work…. WOOHOO! So far it seems to be pretty snappy and I will still need some time to customize everything and get my software all reinstalled, but it’s working well and I should be able to stick with it. The only con is that there is no Steam package yet available from the Software Center. It looks like you can install it by running the .deb file from the Steam site, but I am not sure I want to do this yet. I would prefer to see Steam in the official Ubuntu Repository for 14.04 before hacking it into my system. I still see the sites where people claim to have problems with Ubuntu and I just don’t get it. I am not sure what they are doing that I am not. Probably installing PPAs and .debs from websites and hacking up their system or taking advice from “Linux gurus” and hacking up their system from the command line. I think if you owned a MAC you wouldn’t try doing these things. What makes someone immediately want to hack up a Linux system? Well, it works for me and I hope it maintains enough popularity to continue to be supported, because I love it.
My wife is an amateur photographer who took a series of pictures back in 2010 of the Lunar Eclipse. I can’t remember if there were any predictions regarding the end of days that would come as a result of that Lunar Eclipse, but the time has come again, for another. As “rare” as people say lunar eclipses are, they are actually quite common in astronomical terms…. Sometimes happening twice in a single year. It’s that time again and I just peeked my head outside to see a completely cloud covered sky. We will still set the alarm for 1:00am and see what we see. In case we don’t see anything, tonight, here is the feature photo she took in late 2010: If you are fortunate enough to be able to see the Lunar Eclipse, just remember, this is not a sign of anything other than that the moon goes around the Earth and they both go around the sun and sometimes they cast a shadow on one another just as two dancers might shadow each other as they twirl around the dance floor. The moon cares even less about human events than does the Earth. We are all quite insignificant in comparison, but at least we get to gaze upon it, question it and enjoy the beauty of it. There aren’t too many things that can do that in the immediate vicinity.
Today, I updated the theme of my blog page to something a little more appealing to me. I had no idea how easy that was going to be. I even locked myself out of the account at one point and figured out how to get into the MySQL database and change the password from the SSH access. This took some piecing together from different forums and online manuals. I have learned a lot, but now it is getting late.
One man, steps into Word Press and says, “What the hell is this?” He begins blogging. This could be the start of something or a dead end. He still isn’t sure which. Only time will tell. Well, anyway, it’ll be a good place to put stuff I guess. We’ll just have to see. Maybe a good place to rant about stuff that nobody wants to listen to. At some point I’ll probably have to give this thing a domain name, but for now I’ll just let it go.