Blue People and New Penguins

My day off, so I’ve been catching up. I finally got around to watching Avatar, and I upgraded to Lucid Lynx (Ubuntu 10). Well, actually I finally finished the upgrade last night, the two hours it was supposed to take stretching into two days due to me going to sleep/wandering off/going to work while it was doing it, only to find that it needed input from me about 10 seconds after I left the room and had been hanging the whole time. Was it worth it? Hard to say. So far the only differences I can see are that the close/minimise/maximise buttons have moved to the other corner of the windows (ooooooh) and the Ubuntu logo you look at while it’s starting looks much crappier. It might be a little quicker but its hard to tell.

Avatar? Nice film. Blue homesteaders defending their property against nasty people who have initiated force and fraud against them. Nice CGI, but really I can’t see what all the fuss was about. Oh, and why does every creature on Pandora conform to the six-limb model except the Smurfs? Weird.

I’m off to watch Valhalla Rising again now, to see if I can make more sense of it the second time.

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One response to “Blue People and New Penguins

  1. “So far the only differences I can see are that the close/minimise/maximise buttons have moved to the other corner of the windows (ooooooh)…”

    That’s just made me think of something. Is it too much to ask for that sort of shit to be a user defined preference? I spend 90% of the time in OS X where they’re top left and 10% mousing to the wrong bloody corner of the window in Vista/7. I’d like to be able to change the keyboard shortcuts a lot more easily as well because I’m also tired of automatically hitting +something instead of ctrl and Windammit thinking I’m pressing the bloody start key.

    Computers… they all suck.

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