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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by humblebee » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:24 pm

tonieee wrote:Which directory have you saved it in?

The directory/filenames are case sensitive so make sure you've got the case correct.

Try putting quotes around the directory path - if it's got spaces in then unless you put quotes around it it'll take it as two separate parameters - e.g.:

sudo dpkg --force-all -i "/home/user/my directory/pdfedit_0.4.3-1_i386.deb"

Another thing you could try is using using auto-complete on the directory/file names. Type the first few characters of each directory and then press tab and the computer will fill in the rest - so for the example above type "/ho" and then tab, and then "us" and then "my" and tab and then "pdf" and then tab. Any special characters (e.g. spaces) will be preceded with a backslash so it'll look wrong but should be okay. That probably sounds more complicated than it is - it does make enterering file names a lot quicker.
I've saved it in My Home/Downloads (or so the File Manager tells me), but the terminal doesn't recognise this directory. Even with inverted commas. If I try auto-complete, it doesn't recognise My Home - it does seem to think there's a directory just called home, but the File Manager doesn't.

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by humblebee » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:41 pm

OK, so I found a way to install it without going through the terminal, and it came up with that dependencies error exactly like you said tonieee... but I can't work out how to run it!

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Jangloid Mark » Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:09 am

Not really that important...just curious, really...

I came across this page on Google : http://external.ak.fbcdn.net/people/Jan ... /510281241

It looks suspiciously like a Facebook URL (even though Facebook forced me to use my birth name ages ago). The curious thing is...I can't see the page in question - I keep getting 'access denied'.

Anyone able to see the page? If so, what is it?
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Martijn » Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:32 am

I can't access the page either and it gives a server error, so it's unlikely to work for anyone else. That domain, fbcdn.net, is owned by Facebook and I think it's something they use internally. (My profile image, for instance, is hosted at profile.ak.fbcdn.net). Not sure why it ends up in a Google search though -- there are more hits like this -- but nothing to get paranoid about. :-)


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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by tonieee » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:19 am

humblebee wrote:OK, so I found a way to install it without going through the terminal, and it came up with that dependencies error exactly like you said tonieee... but I can't work out how to run it!
Type pdfedit from a terminal. You can add it to the menu too by editing the menu file but I can't remember how to do it off the top of my head - I think I showed you how to do it before.

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Martijn » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:33 am

Does anyone know of an overview of mailing lists? You know, these things like the indiepop-list and sinister, that where so popular during the early years of the Internet, but whose role has since been overtaken by forums? I'm sure back then people kept lists of mailing lists but I can't find any anymore.

(Oh, and I don't need Yahoogroups.)

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Gordon » Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:17 pm

Am excited about what Mark will make of this:

Facebook strips down to Lite site
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8249835.stm

The world's biggest social networking site has launched a slimmed down version for people with slow or poor internet connections.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Jangloid Mark » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:55 pm

Gordon wrote:Am excited about what Mark will make of this:
:) Thanks you, Gordon.

This is not a fefinitive opinion, as FB lite hasn't come to me yet, so, I'm just going on what I've seen of it, and what I've heard from others....

Firstly, the bottom line is, you can switch back and forth. As long as that's kept in place, then there are no complaints from me...and the main FB site is the only one that takes a few seconds to load, so, I understand that elsewhere in the world (or even some people here) where the connections are slow, that this would be welcome.

Having said that, this move as well as other recent changes (particularly the removal of the reply button in the Group forums) seem to suggest that FB is attempting to turn itself into even more of a Twitter clone. I think that this is the wrong direction to take. Despite mine and others protests at many of the changes - and the constant removal of useful functions, Facebook does still have something pretty unique. Twitter already exists....why would anyone want to have two Twitters?

Also, the FB Lite is REALLY slimmed down - most of the things that I use regularly on FB are simply not there from what I've heard.

For me, I'll probably stick to the main site, but, will certainly look at FB Lite with some interest when it comes round this way...
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Gordon » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Facebook lite is intended for people with low bandwidth availability. I'm sure they're not going to get rid of the normal site, particularly as applications and things like that are good for advertisers.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by indiehorse » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:47 pm

Jangloid Mark wrote:seem to suggest that FB is attempting to turn itself into even more of a Twitter clone.
What are people thoughts on integrating one's Twitter feed with one's Facebook updates? I've made the concious decision to keep mine separate, but I can't decide if this makes sense or not.

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Jangloid Mark » Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:09 pm

indiehorse wrote:
Jangloid Mark wrote:seem to suggest that FB is attempting to turn itself into even more of a Twitter clone.
What are people thoughts on integrating one's Twitter feed with one's Facebook updates? I've made the concious decision to keep mine separate, but I can't decide if this makes sense or not.
I've got a Twitter account, but, hardly use it. As I've said before, it's blogging by text message...and for someone like myself who likes to ramble on a bit, it doesn't really suit...

As for keeping them separate, I've got FB connect switched off...it's no business of FB what I do elsewhere, and if I want to publish it on FB I can do so easily enough...
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Gordon » Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:47 am

indiehorse wrote:
Jangloid Mark wrote:seem to suggest that FB is attempting to turn itself into even more of a Twitter clone.
What are people thoughts on integrating one's Twitter feed with one's Facebook updates? I've made the concious decision to keep mine separate, but I can't decide if this makes sense or not.
I had that, and I got a lot of nice facebook conversation from it, but I think I may have been generally pissing people off by flooding their walls. No one complained though. And now I am off facebook, because I hate it.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Jangloid Mark » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:56 pm

Another minor problem...

The sound.

For most things, the volume is adequate....but, for some (quiet) DVDs, the sound is WAY too low. (I'm using headphones).

I've been through the control panel, and everything is cranked up to full....I've tried going through the disabled options, but, cannot find anything to crank the sound up more.

The solution I used to use was :

Line out -> mixer -> amp -> headphones, but, sadly my mixer has packed in...

How do I get extra volume through the PC?
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:09 am

I suppose, with Vista about to be hurriedly consigned to the recycle bin of history, there's not much point now starting a thread dedicated to how shit it is. But it still finds new ways to drive me insane every day of my life.

The latest one is, you know when it decides that a folder is a music folder, so instead of having 'Size', 'Date modified' and things like that across the top, it has 'Artist' and 'Album' and the utterly pointless and maddening 'Genre' and 'Rating'?

Well, on my computer, Vista has just decided that C:\Program Files is a music folder.

I know there's a way to change it back, but it isn't the most obvious and I can't remember what it is.

So anyway, I think I preferred Adobe's first two albums. Might try and catch SiS VGA Utilities on tour next year though.

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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Gordon » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:27 am

Is SP2 still bad? I just installed Windows 7 on someone's laptop, and it seems 'alright'.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:27 am

Can anyone recommend a good Firefox add-on which lets me pin notes to web pages?

Basically, I want to highlight a grammar or spelling mistake on our companies website to go back and correct later (As I usually see them when doing another task). I know there must be one somewhere but can't find it.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by andyroo » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:42 pm

Wheatabeat wrote:Can anyone recommend a good Firefox add-on which lets me pin notes to web pages?

Basically, I want to highlight a grammar or spelling mistake on our companies website to go back and correct later (As I usually see them when doing another task). I know there must be one somewhere but can't find it.
Er...
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Wheatabeat » Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:45 pm

andyroo wrote:
Wheatabeat wrote:Can anyone recommend a good Firefox add-on which lets me pin notes to web pages?

Basically, I want to highlight a grammar or spelling mistake on our companies website to go back and correct later (As I usually see them when doing another task). I know there must be one somewhere but can't find it.
Er...
Oops. Anyway, I've found one and it highlights in different colours, so I could point mine out in green, and everyone elses in red.
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Re: Comput(bleth)er

Post by Gordon » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:26 pm

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