[conspire] even though I install an add-on to create a tiny url in Firefox, the add-on is not available

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Thu Dec 24 19:44:50 PST 2009

On 12/23/2009 10:22 PM, Don Marti wrote:
> begin Rick Moen quotation of Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 02:44:59PM -0800:
>> Looking at that situation, my immediate reaction is:
>> 1.  Why the fsck does gnome-look.org encourage distribution of
>> screensaver artwork inside .deb packages, which get installed with
>> root authority and can include preinst and postinst scripts?
>> 2.  Why the fsck do user browsing gnome-look.org trust software
>> listed there by unknown third parties?
> 3. Why are people still running screensavers in 2009
> when DPMS came out in 1993?
> (I can understand the attraction of being able to
> swap out the "look" of the GUI, but it's not just
> screensavers.  GTK theme engines are low-level library
> code that run as you.

That doesn't even make my top ten list anymore with problems with gnome....

#1  - The GUI is not supposed to  be an operating system is of itself
#2  - Screw Pulse Audio
#3 - CUT AND PASTE...can it be so damn hard
#5 - Stop moving my darn windows around without my permission!
#6 - Stop mounting my media drive without my permission
#7 - Don't do ANYTHING without my permission
#8 - I don't need windows that wobble when the X11 Boarder widgits disapear
#9 - I don't need an internet connection to start up because your
loading images onto the root X widget
#10 - Why am I busting my gut to write this application in C++ and your
insisting I have to still run it through a virtual machine
#11 - XTERM is XTERM

...there are more...


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