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Re: Put the fun back to walking

Postby scorp123 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:09 pm

npap wrote:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2819553/the_dreaded_stairs.wmv

Nice! 8)
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby npap on Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:23 am

Hello Scorp,
Nice to see you here. :) How have you been, old boy?
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby scorp123 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:54 am

npap wrote: How have you been, old boy?
Very very very busy. Working 14 hours per day and more. Ouch. And now the folks at Ubuntu have decided to push that horrible "Unity" interface down our throats. Yuuuuck. And GNOME 3 is just horrible too. So it's time to go distro-hopping again .... I see you people have a KDE-based release too? I might indeed be tempted to try it out ... :D

Funny ... some of my threads and bug reports from 2007 are still open and still active, after all that time!? Sweet :twisted:
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby vrkalak on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:16 pm

scorp123 wrote:
npap wrote: How have you been, old boy?
Very very very busy. Working 14 hours per day and more. Ouch. And now the folks at Ubuntu have decided to push that horrible "Unity" interface down our throats. Yuuuuck. And GNOME 3 is just horrible too. So it's time to go distro-hopping again .... I see you people have a KDE-based release too? I might indeed be tempted to try it out ... :D

Funny ... some of my threads and bug reports from 2007 are still open and still active, after all that time!? Sweet :twisted:

Have you tried LMDE-Xfce? It's still using Xfce-4.6 as 4.8 is still stuck in Debian 'experimental'
But the Debian-base is worth the move.

Or maybe, Openbox?
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby kenetics on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:37 pm

It's nice to see scorp around again. :) He was very helpful when he was around in the early days of Mint and I learned a lot about partitioning from him.

I agree, Unity is cr@p for a desktop. It will be interesting to see Mint's take on Gnome 3.
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby scorp123 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:55 pm

vrkalak wrote:Or maybe, Openbox?
I use FluxBox, OpenBox and WindowMaker on some of my Atom CPU devices, yes. But on my main desktop (quad core, 64-bit, 8 GB RAM) I don't mind having bells and whistles turned on ... :D

kenetics wrote: It will be interesting to see Mint's take on Gnome 3.
Hard to believe but GNOME 3 is worse than Unity. GNOME 3 is such a bad bad bad joke IMHO. Seriously. I read the developer blogs again and again and read about why they decided certain things ... and I can't help but bang my head against the table again and again, some of those decisions and the explanations given are sooooooo utterly stupid :evil:

For example: They removed the "minimize" button. The argument being that there is no dock or anything a program window would minimize to ... So what!? Who needs a dock? I just want a program window to get out my way. Even if there is no dock I can still bring it back with e.g. Alt+Tab ... So they removed the button. BUT: they left the option in the right-click menu! So you can still right-click on a program's title bar and choose "minimize" from there. Hey wait ... I thought there is nowhere a window can minimize to? But why do they remove one minimize option but leave the other minimize option in there?? Why not remove both -- or -- which would have been the more intelligent thing -- leave both options alone and implement a task list, window list, dock or whatever??

GNOME 3 is full of such IMHO utterly strange decisions.

So for me it's "thank you + bye bye". I loved to use GNOME 2.x ... but GNOME 3 and Unity are driving me away, back to KDE and other window managers.
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby exploder on Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:08 pm

scorp123, I like your opinions on Gnome 3 and I think most of us feel the same way as you. I also like your choices of light desktop environments. Windowmaker is certainly an interesting choice and it's a lot of fun setting it up.
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby npap on Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:14 pm

@Kenetics
Well, shouldn't you pass the drinks around to welcome Scorp and all the other visitors?
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Sun May 01, 2011 7:18 am

Hi there ! ... is this ' THE MINT CAFE ' here ? ...

may I have a cup of Coffee please ? ... hot and strong ! ... the way I like it ! ...
and maybe ... some ' bacon & eggs ' ? ... with some fresh pressed ' Orange-Juice ' ! ...
would be a nice ' Americain Breakfast ' ... this morning of ... o1. of May 2o11 ! ...

will take some ' pancakes ' too ... with some canadian ' Marble Sirup ' ! ...

thanks ! ... this will be just fine .. for the moment ...

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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby npap on Sun May 01, 2011 11:18 am

Welcome Casey972oo,
That's quite a big order. :) I hope Kenetics, our official Mint bartender, will show up any moment now.
I don't know if there is any Canadian Marble sirup in stock, but we'll try to dig some up for you :)
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby wangsuda on Sun May 01, 2011 11:27 am

OK, this looks fun. So what, exactly, gets to be talked about in here?
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby npap on Sun May 01, 2011 11:37 am

wangsuda wrote:OK, this looks fun. So what, exactly, gets to be talked about in here?


Anything not as serious as Mathematics is dealt with here, in the Mint Cafe :) Go back to a few older pages to get an idea, Wangsuda.
Welcome to the Mint Fun channel. :)
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Sun May 01, 2011 2:27 pm

Thanks ! ... ' npap ' ! ...

so ! ... I'll wait for the bartender will show up ! ... but how about some music while I wait ? ...
is there a ' jukebox ' somewhere around ? ... wanna put some coins in there ! ...
to heat up the feeling ! ... of course its's pretty cool outside ! ... with a lot of rain ! ...

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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby npap on Mon May 02, 2011 7:12 am

OK! Here's some music for you Casey972oo
I don't know what your musical tastes are but I like old-time stuff.
Enjoy! :)

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2819553/TommyDo ... TheEnd.mp3

http://youtu.be/n92ATE3IgIs
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 02, 2011 7:37 am

Yeah ! ... I like music ! ...

from ' B.B.King ' ! ... ' Amy Winehouse ' ! ... ' Diana Ross ' ! ... ' Tina Turner ' ! ...
' The Rolling Srones ' ... ' Dire Straites ' ... ' Supertramp ' ... ' Police ' ... ' Sting ' ...
' Joan Armatrading ' ! ... ' Janis Joplin ' ... ' Joe Cocker ' ... ' Chris Rea ' ... ' Santana ' ...
' Pink Floyd ' .. ' Enigma ' ... and many more ! ...

just don't like ' Jazz ' ! ... when it went ' nonmelodic ' ... ' lostrythem ' ... and coming out just like ' noise ' ! ...

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edit : ... Hey thanks ' npap ' ! ... Tommy Dorsey ! ... nice music ! ... and ' The Glen Millerstory ' ! ...
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 02, 2011 8:16 am

Hey folks ! ...

they say ! ... ' Osama bin Laden ' is dead ! ... that's right ? ... is this true ? ...
' The Phantom of Al Kaida ' ... is burried by the sea ? ...

it's in the news ! ...

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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby wangsuda on Mon May 02, 2011 8:29 am

Evening all (evening where I am). Hope you all are doing well. Sipping on a Mint Julip (in honor of Linux Mint) and listening to some good, old, American rock:
http://youtu.be/4Rz92JWtS50
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Hey ! ... ' wangsuda ' ! ...

do they know ' Neil Diamond ' ? ... in Thailand ? ... this was 1971 ! ... ' Solitary Man ' LIVE ! ...

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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby wangsuda on Mon May 02, 2011 12:29 pm

Not at all. If it isn't J-pop, K-pop, Thai, or the Eagles, they have no idea what it is LOL
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Re: THE MINT CAFE

Postby casey972oo on Mon May 02, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeah ! ... pleased to meet you ! ... ' wangsuda ' ... I like Thailand ! ... is a nice country ! ... with an old culture ! ...

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from Martinique ... born in germany ! ...

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