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chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 02:32 AM
i was running short of time today and i was trying to burn a cd. the trouble was that i hadn't figured out how to use bashburn yet. it turned into quite a struggle with very little info available to help. well, i was really running out of time, so i just quickly installed k3b and burned my cd. then, it struck me: why the 'you know what' am i making it hard on myself? am i really that soft? (don't answer that.) so, with the remaining time, i just did me a quick pacman -S kdemod and a few other things (amarok, kmplayer, etc). from now on, my friends, chucky's gonna live a little. you know, taste the good life. i'm gonna roll the bloat and see how it turns up.

"i gotta whole lotta livin' to do!" :guitar::guitar::guitar:



(any side bets on how long this lasts?)

Dr Small
May 20th, 2008, 02:43 AM
2 weeks and you will realize the bloat was only needed to burn a cd :D

chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 02:48 AM
2 weeks and you will realize the bloat was only needed to burn a cd :D

you really think i can last that long? i was thinking more like a half hour.

Dr Small
May 20th, 2008, 02:59 AM
I was giving you a chance to play around with the bloat. lol. I could never last that long with it. I'd be bored to death!

chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 03:14 AM
I was giving you a chance to play around with the bloat. lol. I could never last that long with it. I'd be bored to death!

i've got a minimalist hangover left from my old desktop. when i got my laptop, it came with dapper on it, but i'm not really a gnome person. i haven't really gone bloat crazy very much. i've never really given amarok a chance and i've loved k3b and kate when i've used them. the key might be using konqueror only for file managing and sticking with furryfox for browsing. i've got it looking nice (to me, at least). that's a frequent deal breaker.

http://b.imagehost.org/t/0865/bloatscr.jpg (http://b.imagehost.org/view/0865/bloatscr.jpg)

pelle.k
May 20th, 2008, 06:59 AM
Or, you could install dolphin and make it the default file manager, and browse the internet with konqueror.
It's horrible really, the way there's no line at all between the file manager and internet browser. Who the ____ wants internet bookmarks in their default file manager? And if i chose to open jpegs in gwenview, I dont want that to happen when i'm browsing the web. Also the so called "view profiles" doesn't really work outside the local file system.
I'm getting real fired up, so i better stop now. :)

The point is, i LOVE kde, but i HATE konqueror as a file manager slash browser.

chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 07:29 AM
i don't mind the 'everythingness' of konqueror, i just get irritated with it as a browser, eventually. i've used dolphin before and like it. haven't tried it in arch yet.

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i've still got kde going, amarok's running, i'm oppening apps from inside konqueror. by comparison to the minimal way i've been trying to do things, i feel like i've bought a mac.

Rumor
May 20th, 2008, 12:29 PM
(any side bets on how long this lasts?)

Seeing as how you change your DE / WM more frequently than some folks change their socks . . .

This month in the May screenshot thread we've seen:

xmonad: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=362442#p362442
One I can't identify: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=363874#p363874
Openbox: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=364542#p364542
jwm: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=368128#p368128
awesome: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=368419#p368419
jwm: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=368551#p368551
E: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=368733#p368733
jwm: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=368908#p368908
E: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=369027#p369027
jwm: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=369027#p369027
and (yesterday) xmonad: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=369397#p369397

:lolflag:

So I'm thinking if you make it four or five days it might be a record of some kind :D

chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 02:00 PM
that one you couldn't identify is xmonad (i'd know it anywhere).
clearly, i need some kind of help.

ynnhoj
May 20th, 2008, 03:19 PM
you need to get rid of the bloat--purge, if you will. install evilwm and bask in its simplicity!

chucky chuckaluck
May 20th, 2008, 03:29 PM
you need to get rid of the bloat--purge, if you will. install evilwm and bask in its simplicity!

nah! i've had my fill of cheap beer. it's time for the good stuff (you know, like miller high life). no more billy-beer for chucky.

btw, xfce in arch is kinda nice.

http://b.imagehost.org/t/0869/vivian_scr.jpg (http://b.imagehost.org/view/0869/vivian_scr.jpg)

finferflu
May 20th, 2008, 09:22 PM
I know how's gonna be. You'll eventually go back to Gnome, use it for a bit, then realise you were wasting your time chasing the poiner, resizing windows, moving windows and such. So you'll go back to a more minimalist WM, like Openbox. At that point you'll realise you were still wasting your time with all those windows around, and eventually you'll go back to a tiling WM.
Then, you'll miss the bloat again, and you'll go back to KDE.

And so on and so forth, that's the life cycle of the User Interface Ecosystem.
I detest it. I will create the uber-ultimate-UI, tailored specifically to my needs, and eventually save the world.

mips
May 21st, 2008, 12:11 AM
chucky, you are a WM *****! Mind sharing your OB configs with me?

ynnhoj
May 21st, 2008, 01:31 AM
i've been wanting to try out étoilé (http://www.etoile-project.org/) for quite some time, but have never taken the initiative to build all the packages required. i think there were some pkgbuilds in the aur, but that was a while ago..

chucky chuckaluck
May 21st, 2008, 02:17 PM
ok, well that's over with. stripped all the junk this morning that i loaded up on in a few days. 'wm *****'? do i really give off that impression? i know i change my wallpaper occasionally, but i didn't think i did the same with wm's.


mips, i don't have an ob config anywhere. what are you in need of, or were you just joking?

pelle.k
May 21st, 2008, 08:07 PM
mips, i don't have an ob config anywhere. what are you in need of, or were you just joking?
I though that was pretty obvious! hehe
You're not joking now right, or are you? :)

chucky chuckaluck
May 21st, 2008, 08:27 PM
I though that was pretty obvious! hehe
You're not joking now right, or are you? :)

i wasn't sure. i've never truly lost my innocense.