Well, I’m sitting in the Taylor basement right now… skipping Automata Theory again (hope she doesn’t hand out a quiz today =). I would have been out of here 30+ minutes ago, but some girl just sent 45+ jobs to the printer… so I have to wait for her to get done before mine reaches the end of the queue. Ugh. Oh, and the other printer is dead… I tried printing to that one until I noticed that the job at the front of the queue had been sitting there for three hours. Ugh Ugh Ugh.

Hmm… well that’s all for now. Maybe I will sneak into the end of Automata and see if she handed out a quiz….


More Debian

gtk2 apps have really small fonts:

  • Create .gtkrc-2.0 file with:
    style “user-font” { font_name=”Sans 12” }
    widget_class “*” style “user-font”
Hmm… guess that’s all for now.



Ahhh… my leap into the world of Debian. Turned out much better than I expected! I installed using my Knoppix CD, which made the whole process much easier! The HD install script didn’t allow me to specify different partitions for different mount points, so I did that after the install was finished. I made a seperate partition for /home so that in future installs, I wouldn’t have to kill it.

I’m just going to throw a few notes here now:

Antialias in Phoenix (installed from here):

  • userChrome.css and userContent.css - make sure it uses Luxi Sans or another antialiased font

Konsole AA fonts:
  • Just grabbed a ton of fonts from baghat and threw them in /usr/share/fonts. This messed up the default sans font though and made it look really ugly.
  • To fix that… see this Gentoo thread. Basically, turn off hinting for sans fonts.

Let’s see… oh yeah, dhclient:
  • Wait time was too long originally for dhcp. So: “apt-get install dhcp-client” installs dhclient, which worked quite well. Edit /etc/dhclient.conf and edit timeout value.

Alright, I think that’s all I want to say for now. =)