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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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Ideas, Linux, Etc.
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So shortly after I got back from visiting puropis for the purpose of wasting time playing games (yay games!) I went on a misguided attempt to upgrade my SuSE Linux 9.2 install to 9.3, which became available.

It wasn't a bad idea, just I lost power for 21 seconds on a 20-second UPS in the middle, leaving the system unbootable. Whoops.

At least I'd written down which mirror server I was using, and the SuSE 9.2 Install DVD worked just fine and dandy for a SuSE 9.3 Install FTP Loader client, and now I have 9.3 running. A little more graphical chrome, but it also neatly solved the problem of my needing to upgrade Java and Eclipse. It was a little harrowing for a little, hwoever, to have a completely unbootable system... from the hard drive, that is. Of course, it's now 7:30 AM and I couldn't sleep through five and a half gigabytes of downloads because I kept having to hit "Retry" when the connection booched itself. I think I'll be sending a polite letter to Novell simultaneously thanking them for this nifty Linux and begging them for an "Auto-Retry".

In the category of shameless bragging, this. It's nifty to have a suggestion I made wind up implemented on LJ! And something vaguely useful, as well...

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Ohh! Nice! Had that been implemented a month ago it would have saved me from a considerable amount of confusion ;)

Hee. Smart suggestion - I like. (Though my paid account ran out again, and I'm flailing a little at not having all my icons anymore.. and it didn't even automatically keep the ones I half-expected it to!)

How feasible would a suggestion be to keep all the icons from a paid account, but allow the user one shot at picking the three to keep and use from now on? Auto-keep the three most often used, but give the ability to swap active and defunct up to three times (once for each). It'd save all that deleting and re-uploading, and trying to remember keywords...

Though, come to think of it, it's probably this way to make you pay again. Heh.

I don't know- drop it in the Suggestions bin yourself. I suspect it would fall under the "Please Give Us Your Money" category and fail because it discourages people from doing so, or at least encourages them to keep eating server space they haven't paid for. (I'm back down to three userpics as well- I took the advice of the poll a few months back, actually. I did have to delete all but those three...)

The usual way is to consecutive single delete the ones you don't want in the active buffer, until you eventually get to the ones you like. But it hardly seems the best way to go about such things to me...

Heh. Thanks for the friending, Kistaro!

And all I know about computers is that I like the shiny ones, sorry I can't help to much with that... n.n

Poor lizard. Now you see why I keep resisting your efforts to get me to switch to Linux, considering my normal "reliable" internet connection. ,'P

And congratulations on your suggestion being implemented. I saw it at work when I added my new user icon.

Hey, it wasn't an Internet connection I had trouble with at all! Now if you've got a dodgy power supply...

And it's good to hear that it's already, apparently, being useful!

I was thinking more along the lines of how many retries would be necessary from the connection dying, considering how many you had with a normal connection.

Although speaking of dodgy power supplies ... how in the world did you manage to lose power with the setup you have?

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