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Qruqs Simple Minted
Sweden
MATE Edition
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2014-09-13 21:11:44

24 years as a typographer. Digital printing is bloody boooring. Then I found a wee thing called a computer. In 2002 I started school again. Now I work as a GIS engineer.

Interests: Not bloody sports. Bah! But pretty much anything else goes. If you ask, you may find out. But due to my many interests, I will probably not have the time to answer. Python is one thing I do, at work and on my free time. GIS (look it up) I occupy most of my work hours with. And yes, I drew the avatar I use, it's an airhead resembling yours truly.

I DO ABSOLUTELY **NOT** WANT COMMUNITY "FRIENDS"! (It's a stupid idea.) DO NOT ADD ME AS YOUR "FRIEND"! I DO NOT KNOW YOU AND I HAVE NO INTEREST WHAT-SO-EVER TO GET TO KNOW YOU! BE GONE!

BEING AN OPINIONATED SOB I JUST HAVE TO SAY: This bug reporting tool on the community page seems misunderstood. Is it supposed to be for community site bugs, or for release bugs? Now it looks like a blasted mess.

And why don' t I create an "idea" on how to solve it? Ha, ha, ha! Don't get me started.

Tutorials
Title Score
Ideas
Title Score
Hardware devices
Device Release
ESPRIMO E7936 E85+
Fujitsu Desktop computer, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
TravelMate 225XC
Acer Laptop or Netbook, Works fine with some minor problems
Mint (older version)
OpticalMouse OP-620D
Clas Ohlson Mouse, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Photosmart C4100
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Printer/Scanner/Multifunction, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
1 TB
Lacie USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
1 TB
Verbatim USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Backup Plus Desktop Drive (SRD0SD0)
Seagate USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
ZOOMCAMERA (38-3273)
Clas Ohlson Webcam, Works perfectly
Mint (older version)
Software reviews
Software Score
vlc
"Lots of good to say about it, but it fails on some codecs MPlayer plays. Had to lower the verdict on this, since it lacks millisecond accuracy or frame number when saving screen caps. You can step frame by frame however ."
3
an
"Hours of fun."
4
nautilus
"Not that good. Crappy handling of metadata, relies on that insipid "gvfs-metadata" junk which makes file handling (moving e.g.) extremely slow, and this "zeitgeist" spyware junk, hate that. I'm looking for something better."
1
geoclue-ubuntu-geoip
"Inferior-minded people misuse such tools to determine which language to serve the users. That idea will NEVER work, because you can NEVER be sure what language a user understands based on IP. Should never have been let out in the open."
1
libgeoip1
"Inferior-minded people misuse such tools to determine which language to serve the users. That idea will NEVER work, because you can NEVER be sure what language a user understands based on IP. Should never have been let out in the open."
1
geoip-database
"Inferior-minded people misuse such tools to determine which language to serve the users. That idea will NEVER work, because you can NEVER be sure what language a user understands based on IP. Should never have been let out in the open."
1
tclgeoip
"Inferior-minded people misuse such tools to determine which language to serve the users. That idea will NEVER work, because you can NEVER be sure what language a user understands based on IP. Should never have been let out in the open."
1
php5-geoip
"Inferior-minded people misuse such tools to determine which language to serve the users. That idea will NEVER work, because you can NEVER be sure what language a user understands based on IP. Should never have been let out in the open."
1
zeitgeist
"If I could "award" a -10, I would. "Zeitgeist" is a stupid idea, I don't need it and I'm 100% sure that it's not an essential part of ANY operating system. If I spend "too much time on useless stuff" it's my business and nobody else's, and certainly NOT the business of spammers and corporate BS'ers à la "Tinyfluff" who invent so-called "tools" to spy on us! That "thing" in combination with this equally annoying "metadata" stupidity in Caja, makes me wanna bring out an axe. Both of those moronic things have been removed/shut down. Result? A MUCH improved experience running Mint. :) Before: Dead slow when moving large amount of files. Now? As fast as a pig blinks. ;) Each to his/her/its own, I guess, but I know that I will never accept those "tools" running on my system ever again."
1
boa-constructor
"From what I can tell, has quite a few bugs, save often."
3
cairo-dock
"Apparently uses "zeitgeist". I don't like spyware, so not for me. The installer suggests it will be re-installed."
1
skype
"Since M$ took over, this piece of spyware will never again be installed on any of my computers. I'd rather pay $10 per call."
1
geeqie
"Very nice indeed. [upd] Great duplicate finder! Lacks strength in navigation and stability."
4
dia
"Works well, but it isn't known for being helpful. You have to click around a lot."
4
evince
"Does its job, i. e.,m showing you the files. Nothing more, nothing less."
4
shutter
"What's wrong with the TAKE SCREENSHOT thingy? Why would I need this? Simply don't get it."
2
calibre
"What has this to do with GRAPHICS?"
1
firefox
"UPDATE: This bloody shit has stolen my Backspace key! It's bloody broken! And now it has stolen my JavaScript settings! What a f-ing piece of sh*t!"
1
fontforge
"Editing is far too cumbersome to make it useful for this. I prefer exporting the glyph so I can edit in Inkscape. Add: it's getting from bad to worse! Select all handles on a glyph, press Ctrl, yields a segmentation fault (program simply vanishes). Bug seems to be known, but nobody does anything about it, so you hav to either work around it, or fix it yourself (don't compile with -O2 seems to be what to do). Getting my hopes up for better font handling in Inkscape. FontForge in the repos is currently useless!"
1
pan
"Very nice reader: very good spam filtering (using RegEx), competent attachments handling, good at dealing with text groups. A few bugs here and there. (version 0.136-1)"
4
dict
"Easiest and best to use."
5
imagemagick
"Excellent addition to your set of image manipulation tools."
5
fotowall
"Works, but you can do about the same stuff manually with little extra effort. Honestly, how often do you need a special tool to make a collage? Part of the fun with a collage is to make it yourself."
2
gimp-resynthesizer
"The best there is for removing unwanted features from photos."
5
avidemux
"Seems it has issues with some broken .avi's (off a semi-corrupt CD) other programs can read with no problems. But when it works, it works very well."
2
brasero
"(3.4.1-0ubuntu1) Doesn't work properly. Intall xfburn instead!"
1
xfburn
"(0.4.3-4ubuntu1) Good, works well. Could be better at calculating used CD space when burning lots of small files."
4
exaile
"This is good. Was on Isadora, but replaced by 'banshee' on Maya. Why?"
5
banshee
"What a piece of junk. Couldn't find a single music file from subdirectories."
1
bouml
"It's nowadays a commercial product, so why is it even in here?"
1
vym
"Note Editor is strange, but overall a good tool."
3
gimp
"Very good program, but I don't like the GUI."
4
pyrenamer
"It works well for its intended use. However, it suffers from speed related issues when renaming many files."
4
acroread
"Adobe has become the wee brother to M$, where they lock everything up, and charge a ridiculous amount of money for it. Never again an Adobe product."
1
geany
"Excellent tool. Use it at work (on some obscure little os from Redmond, which shall remain nameless) as well as privately on Mint. Mainly for Python work, and it works just great! A few cosmetic bugs I can live with."
5
opera
"Tried it once. Not for me."
2
subtitleeditor
"Don't EVER expect it to work like NORMAL translation software! If you "reverse" the two translation files inside the program (like you can do in other softwares), ALL your manual editing WILL be lost in the translated file when you save! Thanks a lot for deleting 540 translated lines of text with absolutely no warning! It also doesn't work glueing two parts together and have the timing work. You need an external editor to glue the parts, and only then let this software adjust line numbers (provided you work with srt files)."
1
emacs23
"Piece of buggy junk. Even Notepad++ under Wine is better."
1
abiword
"A buggy CPU hog that doesn't yield a single cycle to other processes once it's started loading a file. Painfully aware of this after I tried to open a measly 1.2MB wordlist. 36 hours later, I pulled the plug. Yes, the file system survived."
1
sabnzbdplus
"You will need nothing besides this. Well, a Usenet account may come in handy..."
5
thunderbird
"Over bloated junk with M$ Outlook envy."
1
audacity
"Just one word: Amazing!"
5
xaralx
"Very nice vector graphics editor, with a huge amount of features, one of which is its memory handling, awesome! On the down side: pretty steep learning curve, if you're used to Inkscape, IMO."
5
cdcat
"Albeit being a very good app at searching (with a few bugs aside), this app lacks stability so you're at risk of corrupting your xml database. Has happened to me, after about 800 CD's entered. If the app encounters an error, it simply shuts down with no warning. For this, I cannot give it more than a 2. Works okay for _small_ catalogs, but the huge ones I'm accustomed to (+1,200 CD's, and counting), no way! There is also a bug in the installer which makes it a no-show in the Menu on my Swedish system, you need to run it using "Run"."
2
gwhere
"It works, but has some very annoying behaviours, like it doesn't understand when the CD/DVD is changed, unless you restart the program, when searching you cannot with ease go to the found item, etc. Seems it's isn't finished. Too bad, has potential."
2
rar
"It's shareware."
1
grep
"Couldn't live without it."
5
gpar2
"Works well, but lacks some features, such as start checking the files if started using a par2 file, and assembling split files when done checking."
4
keepassx
"Good, especially since it's cross plattform. Seems to be missing a lock-database-after-inactivity feature, though, so you can't leave it running while you visit the restroom."
4
gnome-mplayer
"After screen grab (Ctrl-T), dialog box with OK button (how 80's). Recent files list that can't be emptied (with ease)."
2
mplayer
"Okay I guess."
3
scribus
"Very nice program. Does things a bit out of the ordinary, but the end result is perfect."
4
inkscape
"Very good! Amongst the most stable programs I've ever tested. However, Xara Xtreme is better on complex drawings."
4
pysolfc
"You don't need much more."
5
gnome-mahjongg
"Good, but a bit over-the-top with the 3D effect."
4
lazarus
"Very good IDE."
4
openshot
"Can run it, but as soon as I try to do some work, it freezes X to a complete halt. Haven't investigated further."
2