Friday, January 1, 2016

Why computers aren't a viable business future 2015

This is a bit of a joke post but I wanted to highlight the pains I have felt (and one of my friends Phil) with computers in the last year. Most of these are/will be linux/Ubuntu specific systems that we saw these problems with, but occasionally were other systems.

10. Opening Image Writer in Ubuntu 15.10 causes a system crash (right click menu), opening with command line doesn't. However when trying to restore the rasbian image to an sd card, it wouldn't work right, and the card refused to be recognized after until I shutdown for a solid 5 minutes.
df -h (to find the SD identifier of the drive) then
sudo dd if=/home/hotdog/Downloads/2015-05-05-raspbian-wheezy.img of=/dev/sdf
 9. Python list.sort() and sorted(list) behave different. Simply put, list.sort() sorts in place and, sorted(list) returns the sorted list.

8. My daughter has nearly bought hundreds of dollars in gems on a game by disney, fortunately we don't have a credit card associated with our account.

7. 3 monitors in Ubuntu and Mint is pipe dream. Don't waste your time.

6. Switch from Ubuntu Unity to Plasma 5/KDE, Nothing works.

5. Never mind about the rest, i tried installing my new bluray drive and now my computer which i just upgraded, no longer works. I give up on computers