It’s been here for a couple of weeks, and it installs fine through the OTA installer if you have previous versions of CM10 on your Samsung Galaxy S Plus: CM10 Release 2.5 by ivendor. Contrary to some reports on the XDA forum I have no problems with the camera ;-)
We have returned from our trip more than a week ago, yet I can’t help but think about it every day… In summary: my wife and I spent 4 days on a trip to and in the French region of the Vosges Mountains – on a motorcycle, of course, and in the company of a few good friends.
In just four days we chalked up 1395 kilometers; we drove about half of those on the small and twisty rural roads of north-eastern France – just what we wanted! We also drove a part of the ‘Route des vins d’Alsace’ under a sunny sky.
The BMW R1100S turns out to be great for this kind of use. The bike handles the curvy roads beautifully, and it is very comfortable: it never made me feel tired. My wife enjoyed the tour as well, even though the last time she rode along was more than 15 years ago. In fact, the riding was so much fun that I mostly failed to stop and take pictures. What more can you want? More of the same, of course!
If you’re like me and you don’t like the fact that by default a search in the Dash also returns products you can buy online, don’t worry. Just start up a command shell and execute a simple command:
sudo apt-get remove unity-shell-shopping
Then log out and log in again, and what annoyed you will be gone ;-)
For a few more tips on tweaking the Raring Ringtail, check out “7 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)“.
I have always been fond of typography, but this is a special font: Font Awesome only contains icons. They may be simple icons, but they do look good. No suprises there: these icons were developed for the Bootstrap framework used by Twitter.
Thank you, Scientific American, for allowing Kyle Hill to express his fandom of the Mythbusters as much as I do. Europe needs this as much as the US: “We need a generation of kids who think an experiment is more important than a preconceived notion or an argument from authority“. If the Mythbusters show can help, then let us please have lots of it. Yes, it would be better if there was even more “science” and less explosions – but that’s American TV, no?
Until a few days ago, the netbook was running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But upgrading to 13.04 was not difficult, just time-consuming. First I had to upgrade to 12.10, which already brought a more responsive Unity interface. And today 13.04 had to prove its worth. So far, so good: being able to drag windows from one workspace to another was something I missed in 12.04 (or did I forget to turn a switch somewhere?), and that’s back now. And everything else – actually, that’s Chrome mostly – seems to run like before. What more can you want from an upgrade?