Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Blog Launched

I have finished my new blog on so this my official last post. My Blog's address is . You will be redirected there in aproximately 10 seconds. Just enough time to say your goodbyes :)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Chistmas and an Important Anouncement

First off i would like to wish everybody a merry Christmas or a happy holiday to be more "politically correct". As for the new section i would like to report that i have bought webspace and a domain and have been working on getting everything ready. I have both drupal and wordpress set up but it is looking like i am going to use drupal although i would like to see much better blogging support. I have not officially switched yet but you can check it out at

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good nite ;)

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

JDK 6 released

JDK 6 was released two days ago but i never had to time to blog about it. Unforchantly no deb is provided by sun and java-package 0.27 (the current stable release of java-package) does not support jdk 6. java-package is software that helps package java for debian based systems. I at first just did a "hack install" by extracting the .bin provided by Sun and then copying it to /usr/lib/jvm/java- and then making a symbolic link to it in the same directory named java-1.6.0-sun (Note: i was just following convention). Then i edited /etc/jvm and added /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-sun. Then i went and edited my netbeans.conf file (located at /opt/Sun/netbeans-5.5/etc) and changed the jdk home to jdk 6. I Started netbeans up and was impressed by the speed improvements but not with the interface. I was expecting GTK LAF right out of the box. But after a little searching i found how to get it working. Add --laf to you netbeans.conf startup arguments. I found that the tabs looked ugly so i found that Ramon Ramos had a nbm that fixed this. Get it here. Here is what netbeans looks like with GTK LAF the Human theme and the gtk nbm by Ramon:
As you can see the only UI errors are in the right corner of netbeans. Just a little problem which i'm sure will be fixed for Netbeans 6.0 (which is looking sooo awesome btw...i need to try the latest milestone out and when i do i will report back with screen shots and my analysis.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

My Decision

I have decided that i would like to move my blog. I have not found web space yet but i am looking. So far the best i have found is at I have also decided to use drupal for content management. Anyways that was just a quick update...i don't know how long it will take for me to get the blog up and running but it will happen probably in the next few weeks. I have not picked out a domain yet nor do i have web space so it may take a little. I will keep blogging here until the switch is made and the new blog is ready. When the time comes this blog will redirect you to my new blog or give you the option to be redirected. At that time you might want to update your bookmarks and/or RSS feed subscription.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Possably Switching Blog

I have received a comment suggesting that i change my blog because of problems i have been running into like spam and the many bugs in blogger beta. I have not decided yet if i should do this but i am still thinking the idea over. If i decide to change my blog i will buy a domain, web space and use either wordpress or Roller. I really like the idea of having my own domain webspace because i then get more freedom to post files and like i have said i would like to start a podcast sometime soon. If anybody has any opinions of wordpress and/or Roller comment and let me know what you think. Also if you know of anywhere i can get good, affordable, reliable web hosting with a high bandwidth let me know; i also need to find a place to register a domain. Thanks.

Edit: I would like to use opensource software and have found druple. It looks very powerful, reliable and worthy to do the job. If you have any experiance with it let me know what you think. I still have to find hosting.

Note: I have not made my decision yet but i am looking into the cost and how it will be better then what i currently have

Friday, December 01, 2006

Updated my Blog

I have been waiting to update my blog to blogger beta and found out to do so i would have to delete my other blog (TTR Linux) which i gave up on because this is more visited. Today i deleted my other unactive blog and i was able to update to blogger beta. I am still looking around at new features but it is definitly an improvement.