I spent most of yesterday playing damage control, trying to trim back on the dead images which now pepper my site, thanks to a image hosting service that prefers to dump ads in here, instead of the pictures they agreed to provide. I should be bitter, but most of those were at least a year old, and I ask too much when so many options are available.
The only good side of weeding out pages and pages of someone else’s ads … is that I’ve been reading and re-reading a lot of the material that I posted as far back as two years ago, and reviewing some of the ideas and reviews I posted. I’ve already made a few notes of things that I want to try again, or build again, or do again. And it has helped me remember the things I’ve covered and discussed already, and hopefully run less risk of repeating myself.
Which is sometimes a possibility. I fawned over Tiny Core Linux once already, and I’d love to do it again because recent versions are even more powerful than the ones I first discussed. And its sister project, Micro Core, is likewise impressive, compressing a working, booting console system into a package that is only a bewildering 6Mb in size.
And Slitaz, which continues to embarrass me by working perfectly (albeit a little slowly) as a full graphical desktop on my 100Mhz laptop … and setting up in a mere splinter of the time it takes to install a full-blown customized Crux system. And working better in the process … sometimes.
And to be honest, although I don’t use Ubuntu on a daily basis, I am starting to wonder if it’s worth revisiting some of my roots and working with minimal systems at the outset, and building up into a graphical system again. A lot has changed in the past year or year and a half, and it is probably worth trying out some old tools and seeing how they’ve improved. Even the screenshots I see in the nearly-bulletproof “post your conky screenshot thread” are showing some mind-blowing eye candy from an application that I never considered more than a floating system profile.
This doesn’t mean I’ll be putting Ubuntu on my Pentium, but it does mean that there are plenty of machines around here that may see new desktop or screen arrangement before the new year. And hopefully, a lot less outdated posts with ads plastered on them.