Portable Desk in a Bag

What if what you were just working on just pops open on whatever surface you go to and start to work? My productivity would probably double with how much time it takes to get all of my stuff out and actually start working but would it really be an organized way of doing things? Binders are an attempt to make something that one can take with them and open right to the spot they left off but they don’t give you a pencil and music. Computers are almost as bad, when one turns on a computer it will either start from where you left off (if it’s in sleep) or give you a blank canvas. The big problem with computers is that homework can be translated to the computer with a little effort but it also can be hard to backup and even harder to learn how to translate your equations into code. Even worse is that there is NO guarantee that the program that one uses is compatible with the program their teacher uses.

I have been working on trying to learn how to translate My math notes to PC so that I would have an easier time storing it  but the thing I’ve noticed was how awkward it seems to transfer between programs (aka if I wanted to back it up with evernote then the equations no longer show up) So I am just wondering, why not? The language I am using to type these notes is LaTex and it is a commonly used open-source language but it does not work the same way in evernote as it works in NixNote on linux, in fact Evernote does not even suppport any type of equation writing on its online note editor. My point is: if there is an open standard for translating these to computer why doesn’t everyone support the idea of it?

To be fair nixnote, which is the client I use to upload to evernote, is not an officially supported program but it still is annoying that I cannot find anyway to get my notes taken on a device and back them up simultaneously! I just need one program with some math writing shortcuts so that I can use it to transcribe my notes after class?! I guess they can’t make it easy to do but could people at least make it freakin’ possible?

I Use this as an outlet

Most of the time when I come on to blog here I do not publish what I have written because I am unsure about how it is written or how well I have made the content, and this is because this is my way of venting. I have more than a dozen posts about being mad at people but what is the use of publishing them? It will get NOTHING done by telling moorpark college that their records office will not answer any phone call that I have made in the past 4 months or to post that Mcdonalds has a horrible time getting any of my orders correct. I apologize that I haven’t been posting all too much but I still consider this a way of venting and can barely think of a reason to actually publish half of the crap I write.

Just a By the way, I haven’t seen you even putting new posts into the draft section Crius! but anyway I will be continuing to post just probably not too often as is seen in my past, sorry I hope you can forgive me.

Sorry guys

After seeing how horribly neglected this blog has become as it’s writers move onto bigger and mostly better things, I think now is a good time to apologize to anyone who still attempts to follow this blog. In truth, I haven’t heard from Joey myself in some time, though more recently than the rest of the world. I’m not sure if it’s creator still posts here, but for his sake I think it best to assume his life has had an interesting turn recently.

To anyone who might be reading this, we’re sorry.

Elementary OS Luna Beta 2

Brilliant, amazing, fast, spectacular, and no Bullshit are all things that come to mind when I look at the ridiculously polished interface and very Mac-ish appearance. By Mac-ish appearance I mean that many people actually take me to be a mac user and if they don’t know much about computers they think it is a macbook air but it is my Dell XPS 13 running the polished Luna interface. Luna Beta 2 turns on very fast and I’ll usually turn it off rather than put it to sleep but it wakes instantly (I’m using a SSD your results may be different with an older HDD). The only real problem that I have is that the main browser is Midori, which is very fast but will not support Flash no matter what I do. I would recommend this as an all around great operating system but there are a few words of warning:

  • This OS does not include an office suite so if you plan on going places without wifi be sure to download this before using it.
  • The Music program previously known as “noise” is still fairly slow and has it’s flaws, Be sure to install all the codecs for MP3s if you need them.
  • Firefox is a much better browser and will run flash so it is worth installing.

So even though the interface is flawless the choice in included programs can be questioned but with all of the advantages of the  interface it is still worth getting and trying out. Give it a try by going to Elementaryos.org and download the Image file.

Great programs that just need a bit of work

Great programs that just need a bit of work

43rd post

YEAH! Reached 42 posts, now it might be time to stop. It’s all over, now I need to get some real work done (like baking a pie?). If you don’t know why I am so excited then you have never seen or read “The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy” by Douglas Adams and you should be ashamed! go in a corner and find his book (seriously because his book is hidden in any corner just say the secret word: “Towel”).

Now that was a post about nothing at all and a great book club type of thing. I was thinking about quitting at 42 but since this is my 43rd post I have to continue but most people do a cool post congratulating themselves at 50 or 100 so I will continue and my next post like this will be my 143rd post, YES! I made it, but not done yet, thanks.

This is it, it is all over now

This is it, it is all over now

About air

So, Crius Nyx wrote about nothing, I will write about something. This something is sometimes referred to as nothing but is essential to life. Air is all around us, our devices have air inside of them and it has both oxygen and Carbon Dioxide inside of the air. That’s about all that I have on this subject so I will end this saying that I might be coming to Michigan and I’m not sure when still.

Sorry R.J. I seriously still don’t know when.

-Joe, Alleriodrone