Archive for Saturday, May 19, 2007

Firefox 3.0a5pre in Ubuntu

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 by El Guru in Firefox, Fx 3.0, Ubuntu

Okay,  I’m back in Ubuntu now!  It turned out be as simple as disabling APIC in the BIOS.  I downloaded and unpacked (instead of installing) Firefox 3.0a5pre (Fx 3 nightly build).  Below are a couple of screen shots (click for full-size in new tab):

Firefox 3.0a5pre in Ubuntu (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a5pre) Gecko/20070519 Minefield/3.0a5pre)
My Ubuntu Desktop. I am still using the default background.  Unlike Windows when your first install and run Ubuntu, your desktop is completely blank.  The only two items I have on there right now is the link to Fx 3.0a5pre as well as my WinXP Drive. Still trying to get it to read/access my ‘data’ drive so I can access all my music and some of the OpenOffice documents I have as well.  More screenshots to come in the future, meanwhile I am working on getting Fx 3.0apre setup to my liking.

A New Spam Milestone

Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 by El Guru in Blog News

I haven’t even been on WordPress a year yet. Earlier today Akismet caught the 10,000th spam comment! I knew my blog was popular among the Fx & TBird community but it also seems to be popular place for spammers to try to advertise anything from Rx Drugs, Male Enhancement Products, Fake Watches, Furniture, Cars and just about anything else you could think of.
However, this would be a good time to point out that I have no longer have the time to go through the hundreds of comments that Akismet catches daily and remove any legitimate comments that may have been tagged as spam. So if you have left a comment and you don’t see after a couple days, use the Contact Us Link above. Indictae in the message the date and which post you were commenting on and then I’ll take a look and see if I can find and de-spam your comment.

Edit: The Akismet counter stops at 9,999 and I am not sure why. Makes me wonder if most blogs don’t see this mass amount of spam…

Edit2: In Ubuntu (yes I am back in!) it now showing over 10K spam comments blocked.