KDE is Dead To Me

I know that I am a technology snob. I dislike or don’t use some things just because I don’t ‘like’ them. KDE has been one of them- although in my defense I have tried it out at various times. I tried it out again on Saturday, thinking that this...

Mount that Windows Share

At the office we have a file server for staff to move files like presentations and documents around. I haven’t used it much since I’m the only web guy and people usually e-mail things straight to me when I need them. But starting next Monday, I’ll...

Proprietary Tools Building Open Source

As I read Matt Asay’s blog post this morning on the use of proprietary tools in the advocacy of open source ones, I recognize that my foray into the Mac world changed me quite a bit. Almost from day one using a Mac I was shelling out money to get an app. They...

Enabling Video Playback with Radeon HD

I’ve had lots of trouble since migrating to openSUSE with playing video files of nearly any kind. Running it in the terminal just results in errors usually including something like x11 video output error: X11 request 141.19 failed with error code 11: BadAlloc...