After countless wasted hours, I feel this link is one worth making note of : Grub2 Ubuntu Community Documentation. The defacto since 9.10, things are a bit different from how things were handled in ‘just Grub’. After years of learning the ins, outs and peculiarities of Grub, having readily available access to docs on Grub2 is a necessity when tacking installs of the latest and *cough*used loosely*cough* “greatest” distro releases. After tacking with a mismanaged auto install of Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on my P5n-e SLI based desktop (Raid, SATA+IDE, SLI and the works), I just thing that this link merits special mention…
It was likely some 100 threads before clicking through to this very link, so here it is – preserved for your and my reference!
I recently stumbled upon this article and was shown the marvel that is Academic Earth. Academic Earth is a beta service that specializes in providing entire courses of high quality academic video lectures for free via their website.
The site’s main page shows the lectures to have come from the likes of Berkley, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. Just a quick stroll shows weeks worth of what appears to be pretty valuable content. Topics include Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, History, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology and Religion – many of which contain entire courses worth of material… for free… Free as in beer.
Of course, I am really excited about the Computer Science section – there seems to be a solid line up of topics ranging from introductory to incredibly advanced. Of course, this is not the first venture into freely available online educational resources (My favorite, for example – OpenCourseWare from MIT), but those visual learners out there (Ew, ew, ew!!! Me, me, me!!!), this is a god-sent!
So, I logged into my Hotmail account (aka the Spam Dump) and was surprised to find that Microsoft has stopped their blocking of Firefox for the “new” mailbox features…Â A long time user of Firefox, I have simply accepted the petty tactics of MS against Firefox users (it’s not just them, my bank does it too), but it seems that I no longer have to live my life as a second class Hotmail citizen.
For those with no knowledge of the issue, Microsoft has seemingly singled out Firefox users and prevented them from accessing the “Full” interface to Hotmail’s email service.Â Seemingly limited to Firefox, other browsers (IE & Opera – not sure about Safari) have been able to access the full functionality of Hotmail since its initial roll-out.Â Hotly debated in various circles, it is widely believed that the limiting of access to the “Full” functionality of Hotmail’s services were based not on browser computability, but instead merely on browser client branding alone (which is why some browser other than MSIE worked, while others did not).
I do not know what brought about the change of heart over at Microsoft – perhaps they are finally finding honey works better than vinegar? – none the less, I am ‘pleased’ (read as indifferent) to see Microsoft has decided that childishly blocking their service’s users from utilizing its full functionality is not a good business move.
Well, off to my sparkling new spam box’s interface!