A is for Alienware

A is for Alienware

This almost looks like it’s a photoshopped or computer-generated image to me. But it’s not. It’s a picture of my laptop. Geeky, I know.

The light is coming from my desk lamp–maybe a little too bright? I couldn’t get the white balance to work with the blue in the letters. They’re all wacky, even compared to the blue from the alien head.

Anyways, this is the first image in a project I’m calling Project A-Z where I’m forcing myself to take a picture first using A then with all the subsequent letters in the alphabet.

Move Window Buttons Back to the Right: Ubuntu 10.04

This is mainly for my own documentation. I’ve already had to do this twice when I was playing around with different themes. Standard Ubuntu 10.04 has the window buttons on the left (like on a MAC), but I think I still prefer to have them on the right.

Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and paste the following command:

gconftool -s /apps/metacity/general/button_layout -t string menu:minimize,maximize,close

Magically the window buttons will be back in the “right” place.

Tech Support

With no training in computers, I’ve come to be “IT Support” for a lot of people.  Don’t get me wrong, I love helping out, but sometimes, it just takes a little patience to figure out what’s wrong.

Not sure why I like this one so much.  I think I’m going to print this out.

Help Desk Warning

Original File: http://www.virtualwolf.org/images/ars/helpdeskwarning.png

This one pretty much describes all the troubleshooting that I do.

500x_tech_support_cheat_sheet

Not too passive-aggressive, is it?