This change started with my fucking up my LM13Xfce install. Somehow I messed up apt causing it to be unable to update anymore. I found the only option was to re-install the OS. This brought up the option of just going with XBMCbuntu. I tried going with this, but I had issues with the installs attempts to connect with the internet -- I think this stemmed from my use of a USB wireless toggle. Since I couldn't get it to install, I decided to go with Ubuntu over Linux Mint so I could add the XBMC ppa for updates. Had a couple of issues at first, but this was resolved with deleting the .xmbc folder from the previous install and restarting XBMC.
Here are the notes and observations from this change:
And that is all for now. I'm going to enjoy a beer and watch the Masters for a bit.
Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt -- 20 December 2012
There is nothing better than having a bullet proof tire when you're out riding in the city let alone, the arctic!
A view of the past from my original site to the final look prior to the switch to Drupal.
It's amazing to think I have had an on-line presence since 2000. Oginally it was pcsworldof.com and then in September of 2002 I registered larsonsworld.com. That original domain name, I really didn't have ownership of. I had used a cheap hosting service who registered the name in their name. This was a good thing, because it really is a terrible domain name that didn't make sense to anyone but me.
Anyway, check out the design change through time and if you are really bored, chech out LarsonWorld on the Wayback Machine. There are a slew of captures from 2003 through 2012.
As said by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin on this day in 1961 when he became the first human in space.
Life is grand with XBMC these days. I've spent time RTFM and learned quite a few things.
I have to say, I am very happy with how this experiment with XBMC has worked out. I am at the point of just using the XBMC GUI and no longer switching back and forth with Xfce. If you are looking for a Media Center program, I have no problem suggesting XBMC.
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Looks like the tracking site sitemeter has bit the dust. The tracking image is gone from the bottom of my pages and the web site has just a static base page that is fed from sitesense.com. Strange that there was no word of this change. I even received an email report two days ago from them.
The bummer part is I had used it for tracking this web site since 2006 and their records showed 608,000 + hits. Now those records are gone.
This is from that report on the 1st of April:
LarsonsWorld - just another persons waste of time
-- Site Summary ---
Total ...................... 608,476
Average per Day ................. 97
Average Visit Length .......... 2:35
This Week ...................... 678
Total .................... 1,221,369
Average per Day ................ 168
Average per Visit .............. 1.7
This Week .................... 1,174
~~ Update: 16:00 ~~
Well, I guess not. The image is back and so is the site. After years of no issues, this is the second time in 11 months the site has had issues. I've been thinking of going to the pay premium account, but this makes me nervous of doing that.
~~ Update: 06 April 08:57 ~~
Hmmm. Sitemeter is back to it's odd behaviour again. Strange. I really don't know what to think.
Check this out. These pine cones are made from old shovels by Canadian artist Floyd Elzinga.
Via Trendhunter.com ...
What at first might appear to be relics from a long-gone past are actually sculptures created by Floyd Elzinga. The oversized pine cones might inspire fantastical thoughts of dinosaurs and giants, at the very least in children's minds, but they are manmade objects, not natural phenomena. Floyd Elzinga made them from the blades of shovels. The natural brown and rusty hue gives the sculptures an authentic appeal.
Based in Beamsville, Ontario, Floyd Elzinga focuses on the themes of "broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds," as written on his website. These pine cones are certainly agressive. Especially drawn to metal for its "malleable, plastic and forgiving nature,[...] [h]e has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush."
A Mount Saint Vincent University campaign for its Women’s Wall of Honour project seems for forgot it was celebrating women.
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