November 2010

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

Text mode by default in Ubuntu Linux

So, I needed an installation of Linux in order to try something development related. Recently I tried several major LiveCD distributions in order to see which one has evolved significantly, and I thought that Fedora and SuSE did a good job, but was not completely satisfied. Somehow I managed to miss Ubuntu in these tests, and by hearing some good things about it recently, I managed to grab some time and try it. Read more

My first telescope(s)

My first telescope(s)

I have been engaged in amateur astronomy for quite some time (last 12 years to be exact). I've been doing this as a member of several astro clubs in the area, but I've personally never owned any astronomy equipment (besides photo cameras, if you please). This became apparent when two years ago I had a fall out with my last club, and found myself instrument-less and in a puzzle: how did I manage not to have a telescope of my own in all this time? Read more

Here we go again!

Here we go again!

This is some n-th time I'm trying to start a weblog and maintain it regularly. On previous occasions I utilized some online applications, but in the end every one of them failed me in creating exactly what I want. Number of compromises simply outweighed conveniences and eventually I created robust homepage which could host all content. Read more