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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.

Netbeans running from an SSD – still starting up slow

I bought this ssd on black friday from Microcenter. Of course the first thing I did was switch my linux boot to it and test how fast will linux boot. Linux boots in 10 second, which is awesome. The hard drive is very fast, which is very good. Continue reading ‘Netbeans running from an SSD – still starting up slow’ »