Rants

General off-the-cuff and not very well thought out diatribes on different topics of varying importance.

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The Death of the High Street

Today we closed the shop, permanently. We shut the doors early at 16:30 so we could parcel up the remaining stock for shipment to surviving stores. I’m now out of work again, with the more long term staff struggling to get placements within the company.

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Choosing a GF friendly Linux for netbooks

My SO’s netbook is choking. I’m hoping it’s just caused by a flakey and poorly maintained Ubuntu install and not the symptoms of a netbook on its last legs.

While she’s back home for a week in .fi I have a chance to reinstall the OS. I thought I’d take the opportunity to install a more netbook friendly flavour of Linux.

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praest76@home:~$ sudo apt-get install something-better

Reading package lists… Done Building dependency tree Reading state information… Done The following extra packages will be installed: shitloads shitloads-dev shitloads-dbg libshitloads libshitloads-dev gholdem Suggested packages: tuxcart iesperanto kholdem kholdem-themes hurd hurd-doc-se The following NEW packages will be installed shitloads…

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St. Patty’s Day

Annual holiday in the US to celebrate the life of failed female industrialist and notorious public alcoholic Patricia Hoffgarden who famously saved the Brooklyn Dodgers from being eaten by wolves. It is observed by liberal consumption of alcohol and the…

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Gone Digitally

It’s come to a point where I feel inconvenienced by an album not getting a digital release. Having to *buy* a CD online and *wait* for it to come to my home, then having to rip the thing… and then…