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Using Linux to Order Pizza!

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I saw this on a post from Fresh Ubuntu podcast. You gotta love linux programmers. I’m a big fan of ordering pizza online. The problem is the closest Dominos, in my area, keeps screwing up the orders. Besides that – this video is awesome and I’m going to install it just to try it out.

Here’s the site to download the application: www.beigerecords.com/cory/pizza_party/

Evolution: Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync

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GNOME Evolution LogoQuick Answer: Delete any related file ending in “.ev-summary” in the ~/.evolution/mail/local/ folder.  Make sure Evolution is closed before you do this.

Rant: Here’s my ordeal with this horrible error, at least to a noob in linux, like myself.  I couldn’t figure out why I was getting this error.  When I opened Evolution I would get a pop-up saying “Summary and folder mismatch, even after a sync”.  I thought it was my mail stored on my server, I have 4 pop accounts and I ended up deleting all the old emails 500+ each (Yeah I’m a pack rat).  It was literally driving me crazy because it wanted to redownload ALL my old emails.

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Propriatory nVidia Drivers vs. Livna

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I’m having a hard time understanding what makes Livna so hot, in the linux-world.  To my understanding they are better than getting videocard drivers from nVidia’s web site because they are opensource and when you install the latest kernel update – your card won’t go bonk!? on you.  As for me, I’ve been using nVidia’s propriatory drivers because that’s the only way I get World of Warcraft or any other video game to work.

The only issue that I have to deal with right now IS, when my kernel is updated.  I have to run through the Xserver configuration.  Once I get into my desktop, I would then switch back to my propriatory drivers or CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE back out to a full shell environment to reinstall them.  It is a bit of a hassle, but I have yet to jump on the band wagon of Livna.

I Feel Like a Gangsta’

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Since I have tons of financial responsibilities, I cannot buy a next-gen console. I’m itchin’ for GTA IV, Grand Turismo 5, etc… I did get a chance to play GTA IV at my neighbor’s house the other day and I fell in love with it. Aw, it’s sool cool and he has a big screen TV too so it looked really nice. With touching GTA, it’s hard to go back home and NOT play it. I downloaded GTA San Andreas for my linuxbox and everything ran without a hitch via Wine.

I played some World of Warcraft last night (dinged to 46 on my priest) and was pretty tired – so I said my “gnite” to the guild members and intended to go to bed, but I found myself double-clicking on the San Andreas icon and to my surprise – I was up till 2:00 AM – AGAIN!!!?!?!?! It’s funny playing the game on my PC. I certainly had to get comfortable with the controls – it really handles different than the PS2 controller, but I did notice that I took my time with everything. I actually got more emersed into the world than I did when I played it on my console.

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