Married life is 24/7 schedule and never 9 to 5.
One has to be working while the other is having nap unlike in office life where everybody has to work whether enough work is there or not.
Ubuntu and its derivatives- an update.
It is more than 3 years of critical writing on Linux.
I am going to call it a day soon since the electricity bill is up and I have decided to cut down on my carbon footprint on this planet.
I have few books and the collection of ideas are put in print and digital forms.
That is in expectation of these blog ideas will vanish into wilderness when new form factors and new ideas hit the market.
That is natural and one has to move on.
Only book I have not done yet is TQM-Quality for the Developers.
Linux is now matured fully and Quality as an inbuilt system should come into effect since tablets will hit the market and poor old 32 bit computers and many 64 bit computers will be relegated to the attic.
The Quality Cycles of 5 years would do the job and when the Linux community gets a complaint from window’s migrant (Linux guys will quietly will find a fix) one should investigate whether it is due to hardware or software or user learning curve (steep or flat) or Quality issue.
If the issue is not of quality the developer should leave the community to address the problem leaving his or her precious time for consolidation of issues related the platform he/she is involved in developing.
Equally he / she should see the penetration of the distribution among newbies.
If the distribution does not penetrate there is a fault in marketing the PLUS Points.
May be virus or aesthetic values or damn indifference of the user.
If they run into problem at home with any issue with Windows, they are now independent to sit in front of a Linux Box and sort them out themselves, while I am away doing things not related to Linux or house work.
Ubuntu’s Unity has matured enough to be recommended to a newbie (if old Linux guys are grumbling, let them do it at their own peril and at lib) and canonical should invest its resources on Mobile Market and Cloud Computing.
1. I recommend Pinguy Linux since it has many derivatives including light weight distributions for netbooks.
2. Linux Regal Titan is a very good one for 64 bits.
3. Black Opal (Ubuntu mix) has sorted out many of the windowing and workplace problems.
4. UberStudent 64 bit is heavy (4 GiB) and I am glad to see they have put out a 32 bit one with less packages (2.5 GiB).
It used to have a CD version too.
5.Ultimate Linux light is a good one for games.
6. ArtistiX is for Video, Audio and the Artists
Then, there are Dream Studio, Ubuntu Studio and many more distributions to cater for many tastes.
Ubuntu is still the number one that has penetrated the mind and soul of average users.
For specialist Linux users there over 300 other distributions which is not Ubuntu, to have a go.
Unfortunately Gentoo derivatives except Sabayon is falling behind and TinHat has to do lot of catch up.
Why I should not go for a new 64 bit computer?
I have many 32 bit computers and they have done the donkey work for me and my family, over the past 5 years and none of them is ready for retirement.
Even if I retire them there is nobody to look after them.
But they are on voluntary retirement, simply because the electricity tariff has gone beyond my purse and control.
It has gone up by 50% and I stopped downloading and subscribed to Linux Magazine from the money saved for one month Electricity bill.
I get a free DVD with every issue.
Buying the print version of the Magazine contributes to my carbon foot-print but I save 10 times carbon foot-print if I switched off the computer for good except for checking my email.
The other reason for me not buying a new computer (64 bits) is that now I can buy a few Raspberry Pis, instead of a computer and tinker it for my liking.
They are going to make a camera outfit soon out of the Raspberry Pi/Pie.
I have only one Refurbished Mini 64 bit computer to test Linux 64 bit versions and it looks like in another five years they may not have 32 bit Linux versions except PCLinux and its FullMonty counterpart which works equally well on 64 bit computers.
Then of course Tablets are going to hit the local market, at least the cheap Chinese versions and buying one of them will cut down my carbon foot-print and electricity bill.
Think twice before one buys a new or old computer.
Their days seems to be numbered and they will be dumped in this small island including, temples where nobody would use them because of the price hike in electricity.
It is going to be a miracle to get one to use a computer then.
I have a new saying now.
In good old days we said, if one has an enemy, one buys or coax him to buy an old car so that he will spend a fortune to get it to running order.
Now one has to pay a fortune to buy a car let alone run it on the road.
The new saying is ¨if one has an enemy buy him a laptop or an old computer¨.
He may never find parts or battery to run it/them and they are loaded with all the Microsoft viruses.
JoliCloud has to work on the Boot loader to satisfy me.
It must beef up its security protocols too.
Overall its performance is as good as any Cloud Service.
Thank you for electing me as a founder member.
Please note the following points in addition.
1. Do not install it on the laptop or desktop till they get a good boot loader.
2. If you are Linux guy or girl use UnetBootIn (which I have described adequately under CloudUSB (Ubuntu 10.04).
One does not need a password if you use UnetBootIn.
3. My cloudUSB stick with a password still works but it gets to its old web site, instead of http://www.myjolicloud.com.
4. All what you have to do is to go to www,myjolicloud.com and sign up.
5. If you have already signed up just log in.
6. It seamlessly integrates with your email address and all the blog posts.
Thank you JoliCloud for doing this.
I have forgotten some of them already.
Initially it integrated with dropbox without me logging into dropbox.
I actually have forgotten the password for dropbox.
When they (dropbox changed its initial contract agreement, I stopped using dropbox) made changes to the initial contract I was hesitant to trust them.
7. I am annoyed with Facebook’s nosiness and I deleted it from my page.
8. Make sure you have a powerful password for the EMAIL.
If you have sensitive data make sure when you install Linux encrypt at least your home partition.
I have no sensitive but painful data for Microsoft, so I do not encrypt my home folder.
Any Microsoft Guy / Girl can browse it, if they know how to do that but I will track them with Kali the dangerous Devil Queen of Folklore.
Problem with Linux including CloudOS is that they can see or mount, root (not the sexual rooting or mounting of animal) or load any partition of Microsoft and Linux at lib.
Linux is a dangerous animal to deal with including Google’s Android.
Unfortunately digital Andoid does not have male hormones for sexual activity.
I think the one who coined this word would have been impotent sexually by default.
One need not be fully potent to enjoy Linux FREEDOM in a modern Unisex Digital World.
Sex is not a barrier to use Linux but fortunately it is dominated by males who have extra hormones but one less or dysfunctional chromosome.
If you love anonymity try tails or anonymous.
9. Then register with the Help Center and ask for the applications you prefer.
I asked for AbiWord and LibreOffice which I have not yet got.
10. Do not be paranoid with a password for the USB Key since you may give it to your friends to boot with it.
One does not need to download CloudOS.
11. I am extremely unhappy since the EyeOS which had all the tiny utilities is hijacked by a Spanish Company, I believe and they do not let you log in.
I had a log in password with them before this was taken over by a company.
EyeOS is the tiniest cloud utility and I still have a CD of it.
I may post it (image) in a public folder for others to copy since it was mainly Open Source.
My only problem is like that of the Email, when I KICK the Bucket or when I expire either due to old age or faulty memory who will look after my CLOUDs of Clouds of OLD Age.
I will have this sorted out with the Maha Brahma, who is the chief of all the Eastern (not Western or Muslim gods) GODS.
Joli Clouding to ALL!
This is posted by booting with a USB stick.
I will certainly take all my USB sticks to be interned with me on a sealed blackbox when I EXIT properly from this planet/world for the computer guys / girls of the next century see that their was mad Guy by the name XiT.
Joli OS and JoliCloud.
Making a Flash drive is bit messy.
I would use my net booting utility instead of their USB Creator.
In fact Linux sh file is dysfunctional with lot of garbage.
One may use the USB Key to boot up or use the USB Key to install it on the hard drive partition.
Computer BIOS should let you boot up from the Flash Drive and an old BIOS may not have this option.
Sign up with their Help Centre and follow the instructions.
I have forgotten where I have kept my USB Key.
I finally found it having booted about 20 USB sticks with various Live Linux distribution in them.
I rarely use USBs now.
Why use them when I have many computers with many Linux derivatives running including Ubuntu 12.04.
Dream 32-About doctors and consultations
This has nothing to do with the Aurvedhic Physician or a Dos-Thara trying to kill one of his fellow beings. It looks like they are following the practice of Western doctors who has employed this method to eliminate rivals in his practice.
There are few on record of recent times, where doctors were involved in this type elimination strategy but not healthy competition.
This is beautiful happening in this Buddhist country where Dhana is taken as a high precept where Wessanthara (Bodhisatva has ) had even offered his head to gain higher perfection.
It is also noteworthy these guys and girls obtained their qualification from FREE education.
When, private Medical Schools come into practice, they will start killing each other in their students dates and before graduation since all of them will start private practice to recover the money spent on Education.
This country will become a Killing Field, when these graduates come out from their Prospective Private Universities since we do not have any ethnic wars to practice killing each other.
I wish I should be dead before these guys/Girls come out of Medical Schools.
My dream is related to me visiting a Skin Specialist.
It was nice feeling to become a patient where most of my life I practiced medicine free except for a brief period during the dark days when everybody was threatened with life in dark days of Southern Insurrection.
I took the risk of treating needy patients when all other outlets were closed due to insurrection.
Some of these guys whom I saved may have become even doctors now.
I never imagined this country will go down in history with these incidents occurring on almost daily basis.
Prolong period of war has brought us to this sage where life is not counted as something worthwhile.
Doctors prime duty is to save life but not to kill or harm.
What a nice introduction for Maha Brahma when I send this for his interpretation.
The Treatment Center was like an open Meditation Retreat.
I went and paid the entry fee and was waiting for my consultation.
It took a long time and I would have dropped into sleep on the floor (no chair was available for me since all were occupied by others) when suddenly, I was woken by a messenger boy or girl asking me to see the Skin Doctor (I went for a skin condition which was not getting better but I was thinking that it was a cancer) immediately.
I asked, Why?
I was told because I was a retired doctor, this was a very special call.
I went in to see hundred of patients seated on the floor what looked like a mas hypnosis session.
He looked a towering figure beautiful in attire and pleasant composure.
Before, I could open my mouth, he said.
You look very thin and sick.
Are you a diabetic?
Do you have cancer.
I said I do not know.
He was bit taken by answers and he took a deep breath.
It looked like, he wanted the diagnosis from my mouth.
I was expecting him to do the diagnosis anyway.
I asked him, what is my secret of being slim and thin?
He said he has no idea.
I was doing a little cross check to see this guy is actually a doctor that he claims to be.
I told him I did not eat rice for one year.
He was more taken up now.
Is that so?
Yes and before he could ask a relevant question to follow I said.
It was voluntary act of mine.
You know there is a guy in our cabinet who asks us to eat only rice and no bread.
I wanted to treat him with disrespect.
So I made a resolution one year ago not to eat any rice and eat only JUNK food, like potato chips, ravioli, pasta, spaghetti, pizza and the like.
You were trying to save money.
No they were three times as much.
Little pasta with garlic garnish is over Rs.200/= and chocolate drink that comes from India is over Rs.300/=.
I told him that we had a long strike and during that period I was practically starving and at the end of the strike, I was catching up with my calories.
Did your wait go up.
There was no risk involved I started eating rich chocolates, mousy and all rich things I became an envy of the house.
My wife had a little respite and she had to cook only one meal.
Then I started eating sweet potatoes (Rs.100/= a Kilo and Wal Ala Rs.200/= Kilo) and was giving a list of prices.
He suddenly disappeared from my sight almost by divine intervention.
I could not tell him my main complaint.
Then I went out and waited in the entrance for him to come out after seeing the other patients.
Sure enough, he came out but it looked like he was not interested in seeing me.
I told him, I forgot to tell about the small wart in my writing thumb which affected my touch typing (this is not true in true life; I do not have any wart on my thumb or good at touch typing).
To my surprise he disappeared into thin air without giving my money back or any consultation.
I was in a panic mode and got up instantaneously with my hand over my chest saying You squandering rascal.
However, I had a nice feeling when I got up since I had not send a dream for Maha Brahma´s perusal by email.
I got an instant audience from Maha, the Greatest.
He was laughing.
You did not get your money back, did you?
You must have squandered money from your patient and that is why you lost it.
Not this life but may be in my past lives.
Then I told him I finished my book on Rebirth Revisited and it is available in print and digital mode.
Shall I send you a digital copy.
It won´t have a market in heaven.
I can see many lives but most of the guys even they do not have the divine ability to see back and forward, they have to come to me for permission for such activities.
Why is that?
Then I have no running currency in heaven as the all mighty.
It is an offense in heaven to discuss rebirth without my permission,
Only human can do that.
Then I told him, that I wan´t be able to publish the second edition of my book Rebirth Revisited from there.
Not unless you take my post.
Are you interested?
Not at all, I told him.
It is a boring job know?
You can´t dream like me know.
Thank you and long life on earth.
He returned with a big noisy smile.
I love your dreams and specially about Sri-Lanka.
No body comes here from Sri-Lanka now and all of them go to Hell Know.
Even, those who sacrificed their life for the country.
I am afraid that is the sad part of the war all of the killers go to Hell not heaven.
Do they come back to earth?
Yes, a few.
In that case what I stated in my book is more than the likely statistics.
Yes, my Boy.
You did not eat rice for one year.
That is very good my Boy.
You must get used to price hikes on rice on earth.
There will be droughts in the near future.
The effect of global warming will be dramatic he said.
Thank you, I had been predicting them with my human brain.
What is the interpretation of my dream?
It is very simple.
In future everybody who is somebody can become a doctor by only using web as a resource.
Then there is no need for a Private Medical School in Malabe.
Yes and NO.
There will be many private medical schools in the web.
The problem will be that many of the sites´ computers can be hacked by even a teenager and they get hold of the past graduates and dead doctors and become Instant Doctors.
They even hijack their live practices in the web and use them as medium of instructions.
Actually, you were looking at a video display of a hypnosis session 100 years old in future.
I switched off the server using my divine power.
To see your reaction.
That is naughty of you.
I would have ended up with a heart attack.
I paid high and it was like paying a ransom.
Not in the future.
In future Sri-Lanka there will be so many doctors, one can get a consultation for a peanut.
BUT peanuts are expensive KNOW, one Rupee a nut.
It will be Rs.250/= a Jumbo peanut and I read your piece on peanuts on the blog site.
Was there a second part to my dream.
Do you have peanut on heaven?
We have only cashew nuts.
Are they cheaper than on earth.
Can you send some for me.
No and he disappeared in a flash.