Thursday, October 18, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Dancing Brid



Benny bird has left us, and so now we are now without a dancing bird. Although Benny wasn't this good though.

via... Bird Lovers Only Rescue: May I have this dance?

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Compiz Makes your Desktop Shiny

Now that I've got DRI and such working (and actually have GL working too), I decided to give Compiz a whirl.

Now, again I use Debian and I got the following (after following the directions from Compiz):
> compiz --replace
[other warnings]
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Another window manager is already running on screen: 0
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Fatal: No manageable screens found on display :0.0

The problem? I was using sawfish. I switched to Metacity, and compiz started working normally. There are some indications out there that perhaps sawfish would have worked, but it seems metacity has better support right now in testing, so I'm going with that.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Poverty at UW-Madison

ZIPskinny demographic information for 53706 - MADISON WI

Mmm.... statistics are awesome. 100% of people who reside in 53706 (read: UW Dorms and other housing) have incomes below the poverty line. So, Madison WI (53706) and 12 other zip codes rank at 100% when sorted by poverty level... :)