Archive for January 2013

RIP compiz !!

When I installed ubuntu 12.10 as usual I installed compiz and started configuring my effects. I like the burning windows effect on close, however it was not there and others were asking about it as well. I went to compiz blog and read that essentially the compiz team is now down to a single maintainer. I also did not find emerald. I downloaded the code and compiled emerald and installed it. However, I couldn’t get burning windows to work. Continue reading ‘RIP compiz !!’ »

1TB Flash Drives

So Tom’s Hardware released this report: Kingston released a new 1TB flash drive for an undisclosed price. However, there’s a 512MB version available for around $1700. [ http://www.tomshardware.com/news/1TB-USB-Large-Capacity-Thumb-Drive-512GB-USB-DataTraveler-HyperX-Predator-USB-3,20278.html ]. The issue with that is very obvious, the size. So as long as you accept the fact of being bulky, it seems to me that a regular USB drive for $90 is at least for now a better deal: http://www.amazon.com/ShadowTM-External-Portable-Hard-Drive/dp/B004AGPQYU/ref=pd_sxp_grid_i_0_2 . Flash drives are slow, so if they make it bulky and slow then I rather go for something that’s bulky but not that slow.