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Paul Benjamin
KDE Eagle Warp

Wallpapers KDE Plasma 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 09 2005
Think back to the 1970's and a TV series called Space 1999 (at least in the USA). It was a series about the moon blown free from Earth orbit by a very bad nuke explosion.

Cool model work for the time, poor writing even by scifi standards. - Jul 10 2005
NOMAD II Transfer Service Menu (NIIT)

Dolphin Service Menus 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 06 2004
gcc -Wall -Wreturn-type -DWITH_USBDEVFS -O2 -c -o low_level.o low_level.c
low_level.c: In function `nomadII_ctl_msg':
low_level.c:323: error: structure has no member named `requesttype'
low_level.c:324: error: structure has no member named `request'
low_level.c:325: error: structure has no member named `value'
low_level.c:326: error: structure has no member named `index'
low_level.c:327: error: structure has no member named `length'
make[1]: *** [low_level.o] Error 1

gcc version 3.3.5 (Debian 1:3.3.5-2)

alien converted the rpm but it did not work, should have know it was some Red Hat/Mandrake rpm using who knows what old lib and modifications.

I guess if I dig up an old gcc and recompile my kernel with that it might work. I think it is time to bury the Nomad II the driver developers think so. - Nov 07 2004
The Nomad II driver is dead. It has not been updated in 18 months and does not compile against the 2.6 kernel. The RPM is broken and requires lib not in my distro.

My five your old Nomad still works fine but I have to use Windows to download stuff to it. I guess it is time to retire it and get an iPod or something more modern. - Nov 06 2004
Rudbeckia laciniata

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 18 2004
Nice picture but those are not what we call sunflowers in the USA. - Jul 12 2004
Test GNU Linux

Wallpaper Other 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 21 2004
but it is a little too busy for walpaper. - Feb 21 2004
Gentoo BlackNBlue Wave Wallpaper

Wallpaper Other 17 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 17 2004
I remember more time in the editor than I have ever done in Debian. Come on you have to edit your fstab, after manually creating your disk system. Edit your gub files, they really need a update-grub script like Debian has.

Gentoo was ment to be a learning tool, every fool should try it once. There is a reason that automatic transmissions out sells manual transmission in cars. Debian and SUSE have the best configuration scripting out there. It is very rare that you have any problem with the experimental packages. That is because a lot of time is spend to have very good install scripts that really work.

All to often the install script for Gentoo is your favorate text editor and a readme file. If that is what you like use it. Just don't brag that you spend ten hours getting KDE compiled and another two in the editor fixing up the configuration, because most people would rather use the computer for other things. Any speed gained is more than make up in the time lost in the portage compile time.

Gentoo was not what I wanted, Debian is a lot closer, enough of this flame. I still think it is a great wallpaper. - Jan 17 2004
Odd KDE 3.1.5 is in experimental right now and it didn't take me 12 hours to compile it! Apt-get.org has pointers to all the cutting edge stuff you could want for Debian, and it will not take days to compile it and unlike Gentoo there are get install scripts that set up the packages correctly. Gentoo takes for ever to compile and thne leaves it up to the user to get the install config after the install.

Great wallpaper, maybe Gentoo will be as good some day. - Jan 16 2004
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba 1797 comments

by Matti
Score 46.0%
Jun 01 2008
http://weather.noaa.gov/pub/data/observations/metar/decoded
and a Perl script to parse the data. I think that NOAA also has non-USA cities on thier site.

It is a small pain to set up but Debain has a great pacakage that does about 2/3 of the work. I couldn't get it to work on my SuSE desktop until I manually copied the files over from my Debian Notebook.

The source is at:
http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~flam/programs/gkrellweather.html - Oct 15 2003
Crystal SVG

Full Icon Themes 130 comments

Score 72.2%
Jun 15 2007
The Hard Disk drive mount and unmount icons are reversed from all the other device icons, i.e. an unmounted Hard disk has the green triangle in the lower left but a CD-ROM doesn't have the triangle until you mount the disk.

Otherwise I think they look great! - Oct 12 2003
Debian Bootsplash with Debian Logo

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 22 2003
Thanks I have been wanting to have my Debian install look as good on booting as my SuSE one does on the other PC. I will have to see if I can wreak my Debian system with the bootsplash patch. ;-) - Jul 11 2003
Metrope

Icon Sub-Sets 41 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 23 2003
how do you tell when you have a mounted hard drive, CD-Rom, or DVD? - Jun 24 2003
Dragin' Snail splash

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 02 2002
Is Santa going to bring you something a little faster?

I love funny wallpaper and other things on my PC, Windows hasn't been fun in years. - Dec 01 2002
lcars system sounds

System Sounds 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Oct 29 2002
SuSE puts KDE in a sane location so the sounds goes into /opt/kde3/share/sounds - Nov 10 2002