It seems to be about time for an entry that targets the intent of this blog. One of the problems with technology is that it usually requires time or money. I have had little extra of either lately (beyond getting my netbook), so I think I need to establish my next set of events.
I have Kubuntu 9.04 with KDE 4.3.1 running stably on my netbook. As noted, I needed to reinstall due to partition corruption. I have not had any trouble since, so I suspect one of two things: ext4 or suspending while Amarok was playing. Thus far, I have really enjoyed my netbook. There is expected slowness with some things, but this is a writing and surfing machine, not something intended for enormous power. It is a fun little machine with excellent portability. I look forward to the day that more powerful computers are this size!
As noted, there was a suspend problem with my netbook. Since I suspect some things that are reproducible in a VM, I intend to give that a try at my earliest opportunity. I think the steps to replicate the problem should be pretty straight forward.
At some point I would like to start doing some development for KDE. In the spirit of open source, it is because some things are broken that I want fixed. I still cannot connect to wireless networks that have their SSIDs hidden. That is very annoying. I might also try to pitch in on Amarok, but what I really need is time (there’s that time thing again).
Lastly, and this needs to wait until I am at “my other home” again, I need to figure out some things with DSL. I have to say I am pretty impressed with DSL — I really had no idea how it actually worked and that it used the telephone lines instead of a dedicated line! I found some things that my VPN connection times out on, so I need to sort that out. That also includes hopefully getting the Cisco VPN working under Linux (Kubuntu) again.
I think that sums up my technology plans at this point. We’ll see how that sorts out against the real world.