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[#] Tue May 08 2012 12:53:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I stand corrected. E17 on my aging laptop uses a fraction of the memory GNOME3 does, which is excellent because the laptop has "only" 1 GB of memory. I'm not terribly thrilled with the drab grey default theme, but I haven't yet figured out how to install something more colorful.

[#] Tue May 08 2012 14:29:01 EDT from fleeb

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In Google+, I am having to deal with a Certain Individual who has the annoying habit of forcing me to get a notification for every single one of his rather volumnuous postings to G+.

I don't mind reading them when I choose to do so, but his abuse of the notification feature drives me nuts. Does anyone know of a way to squelch notifications from a particular person?

[#] Tue May 08 2012 18:19:08 EDT from triLcat

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I was getting them too. I don't know what happened to them, but the notifications have stopped. You may need to ask him to be removed from certain lists.

[#] Tue May 08 2012 20:56:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Same person for both of you? Anyone I know?

[#] Tue May 08 2012 22:00:55 EDT from fleeb

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I don't know if it was the same person for triLcat, but you do know the person.

[#] Wed May 09 2012 04:05:19 EDT from the_mgt

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Glad that enlightenment finally came to you, Ig :) 

Themes for e17 are constantly becoming outdated due to the frequent changes to the libs. seems to be the place to look for themes. But expect b0rkage in some of them. You have the ability via some config menu to override a certain styling on some gui elements with the style from another theme.

[#] Wed May 09 2012 08:28:36 EDT from triLcat

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I'm just guessing, b/c the person I had too many notifications from is someone that y'all know.

[#] Wed May 09 2012 22:37:14 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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the_mgt will be disappointed to know that E17 only lasted on my laptop for about 24 hours. I didn't like the way it handled windows so I switched (again) to Xfce, which is even more lightweight. GNOME3 in "classic" mode may be tolerable from a UI point of view but it's a bit bloated.

[#] Thu May 10 2012 12:39:42 EDT from zooer

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I used E16 for a little bit, but wasn't happy. I use XFCE on my old laptop, and I am still running Gnome2 on my 10.4 Ubuntu install on the
Desktop. I think XFCE is the way to go... just have to decide what distro to go with.

[#] Tue May 15 2012 22:04:39 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hey, whatever floats your boat, right?  Anything is better than Unity.

[#] Tue May 29 2012 15:15:38 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Astroturf planted by Apple and Microsoft, no doubt.

[#] Fri Jun 01 2012 16:22:02 EDT from fleeb

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I may have figured out how to address an annoyance in G+.

Settings->Google+->Receive notifications->Shares a post with me directly.

Turn that shit off. It's super-annoying.

[#] Wed Jun 06 2012 19:22:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I've also discovered that if you look at your main G+ feed, you can click on the "circle selector" next to your "Home" icon, and if you have any circle selected other than "All," there is an unlabeled slider to its right. This slider selects how much or how little of that circle's activity appears in your
"All" feed.

The useful thing here, of course, is that you can create a circle of people whose feelings would be hurt if you don't circle them, and then set that circle's level to "Show Nothing."

[#] Tue Jun 12 2012 18:08:09 EDT from dothebart

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the balkanization of the web continues... you're not allowed to comment anonymous or with "specify email" on wordpress anymore.

if there is no openid account, facebook is one of the ways out.

[#] Tue Jun 12 2012 23:05:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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How is that Google's fault?

[#] Wed Jun 13 2012 01:56:33 EDT from dothebart

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ok, blogger is google, but I think its the same there.

[#] Wed Jun 13 2012 12:16:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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WordPress is not Google.

[#] Tue Jun 26 2012 11:42:10 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Speaking of how awesome Google is, check this out:

According to leaked docs, Google might just be readying a 7 inch tablet with Nvidia's quad-core Tegra3 processor and Android 4.1 (jelly bean), at a target USD$200 price point.

Industry analysts suspect that they're looking to take the low-end market away from Amazon.

At that price, I'd buy one.

[#] Tue Jun 26 2012 12:48:29 EDT from the_mgt

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Yeah, awesom...

I'd rather buy one of those Vivaldi tablets instead:

I'd instantly rip out everything KDE and double the battery life by installing something lightweight, though. I want a real linux tablet for under 200$, not some pseudosecurebooted proprietary datamining device.

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