Sunday, May 14, 2006

Why I choose Windowmaker

For a very long time, I used Linux, just because it wasn't Windows. There were two things that made me actually enjoy Linux, so much so, that I feel deprived when I can't use a Linux machine(such as at work).

What were those two things? The first was Gentoo. I won't go into a rant about which distro is best, but Gentoo has worked for me very well.

The second reason, was Windowmaker. I had tried many other desktops, never thinking about Windowmaker, since it looks so ugly and useless. Finally, after getting tired of using Gnome and KDE and using g-this and k-that type of apps, I gave Windowmaker a try.

I was completely astonished. My productivity increased almost instantly. The speed in which you can switch desktops and maneuver to different apps all with just the middle button is a reason to use Windowmaker in of itself. I also enjoy the right click menu. Instead of having this fancy start menu and everything else that clogs most desktops, I have the full desktop to myself, and apps are only a right-click away.

I know I might not have the fanciest, latest gizmos like transparency, but is your amnesia really so bad that you forget what your background looks like behind your terminal?

Give Windowmaker a try, you may just like it.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Quantum Questions

As I read through books and articles about quantum physics, I have come up with a few questions over time that I still don't have a clear answer to. Maybe some other people do.

Here they are:

1. If the universe is made of symmetric particles, is it made of symmetric properties in all respects?

2. If there is a quantum universe(maybe ours), is it constant? Is it deterministic?

3. In general terms, could we ourselves be considered quantum particles to objects relatively as large as we are to quantum matter?

4. Do quantum particles always need a reason to reveal/express themselves(such as when they are measured)?

5. Strictly speaking, can information travel by other means besides waves or entanglement?

6. How does quantum matter store information, and is the type of information it can store limited?

Let me know your thoughts.

Drastic Actions

This is my first post. I have always sworn off blogs for many reasons. If you are one of those people who have yet to understand blogs, I sympathize with you. So why am I doing this? I basically want to see what the hype is about, and to see just for sure whether or not it is worth it or not. This blog will be a mixture of Linux, political things, and ideas I have for projects and research. I apologize in advance for what a bore this blog may be.