I have mentioned before that I’m addicted to delicious, but this is getting ridiculous. I keep looking at my network and seeing all sorts of sweet links. I’ve added several from there, as well as some from the front page of delicious. It’s quite interesting to see who else is adding what.
I originally got delicious so I wouldn’t have to keep updating my bookmarks on my computer. I use two different browsers (Flock and Firefox) and I got mega-tired of trying to keep my bookmarks synced between the two browsers. Add to that my Windows side of things, and you have an irritation that needs to be fixed.
Like I’ve mentioned before, I didn’t like delicious the first time I tried it. It was clunky and slow to upload. I wanted to upload all my bookmarks from my computer into delicious, but it didn’t quite work. I abandoned it for a while, then went back when the need to keep syncing my bookmarks was really irritating. I found out that I didn’t need as many bookmarks.
I pared down what I had, re-named some stuff and figured out the best tags for what I had. The delicious site is improving all the time and I have found it easier to use as time goes on.
I’ve started using IRC more and more. I’ve found some really nice people on Freenode: #ubuntu-women and Linuxchix: #linuxchix and #grrls-only. It’s nice to talk to other people who have an interest in linux and are interested in helping you. Xchat is one of the best IRC clients out there. I’ve used Konversation (and I like it) but I really like xchat. It’s so easy to use. :)
I fixed my core-dump problem (I still don’t know exactly what I did, but whatever I did worked). I think I completely uninstalled it, as well as removed my profile (?) so the entire “footprint” of the program was gone. I guess it had been holding over a messed-up profile upon uninstall and reinstall, so the problems would still show up. It’s not kept in the same directory as xchat, so I had to find it. It was in my /home directory.
I’ve also been thinking of getting rid of WinXP. Totally getting rid of it. It would be totally gone from my hard drive. It’s a big step (I’ve kept WinXP around for “my thesis” and “games” but I guess it’s really a crutch) but I think I’m ready to take it. The only thing I want working without a doubt is either Wine or Crossover. I need/want MS Office to work for me. If I edit stuff in from MS Office in OO.org, the formatting has a tendency to change. Not usually a problem, but I’ve been getting stuff from companies and I don’t want to change the formatting when I save.