wish I had found this four hours ago, but thanks cloud:

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The g package is in the repositories. You do not need to get the binary from another resource. If youre having problems with the CD simply remove it as a resource in your sources.list file. Run
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and delete the line referring to the Ubuntu CD I cant remember off the top of my head what it says, but it should be obvious which one it is
then run
sudo apt-get update
before installing the packages you want.

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Linux.com :: Adding a basket tool to OpenOffice.org
No matter whether you are working on an article, an academic paper, or a novel, research is a crucial part of the writing process. And as with any research, you need a place to save your notes, ideas, relevant links, and text snippets. While there are tools like Basket Note Pads and the Zotero Firefox extension, wouldn’t it be nice if you could store and manage your stuff directly from within OpenOffice.org? This is not only doable, but also easy to implement using just a Base database and a macro.

PC Wizard

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Have not used it yet, but this looks promising. Will try tonight…

Found via anandtech forums

PC Wizard
Since 1996 PC WIZARD is among the most advanced system information programs on the market.

PC WIZARD 2008 is a powerful utility designed especially for detection of hardware, but also some more analysis. It’s able to identify a large scale of system components and supports the latest technologies and standards. This tool is periodically updated (usually once per month) in order to provide most accurate results.

PC WIZARD 2008 is also an utility designed to analyze and benchmark your computer system. It can analyze and benchmark many kinds of hardware, such as CPU performance, Cache performance, RAM performance, Hard Disk performance, CD/DVD-ROM performance, Removable/FLASH Media performance, Video performance, MP3 compression performance.

PC WIZARD 2008 can be distributed freely (ftp, archives, CD-ROMs …).

monocycle project

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I need a machine shop…

Handcrafted Wonder: 1873 Monocycle Replica Is a Mechanical and Engineering Marvel
This monocycle replica from 1873 is an stunning engineering and mechanical feat. Created by a spaniard using 19th Century documentation and old-style handcrafting techniques, it uses a 6.16-foot wheel, with a 238-teeth inner segment. As you can see in the gallery, the quality of his work is simply amazing.

How to keep the coons outcher corn; An ‘musing an-ec-dote.

Gourmet Food Editors Blog at Epicurious.com
“Now theres a knucklehead tactic. Subject those bandits to one of Rush Limbaughs rants.

“So vote Republican, guys. Whatever. Just lay off my sweet corn.”

I got there from Stress Yields a Sweeter…

…summons the creative  core to that new awareness now occurring in this present moment.

Helped along the way by music like Colors of Praise (Faith Rivera) And Standing As One (Faith Rivera, Conneta Johnson) we find new friendships as a gift of the process.

now listening

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PART ONE
“Maxwells Demon”
with remix by Alexi Delano
Download avail on Beatport

album cover

both releases available on limited edition vinyl with picture sleeve at halcyon and other proper shops worldwide for mail order call 718-260-9299 or email halcyontheshop@gmail.com

Beatport

Workrave has a really elegant solution for those of you interested in extending your pain and injury-free working career. If you visit their site with ie they have a lovely response as well….use a browser

“Workrave is a program that assists in the recovery and prevention of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). The program frequently alerts you to take micro-pauses, rest breaks and restricts you to your daily limit. Please refer to the feature comparison for a complete list of features, and how the program performs with respect to other programs on the market. The program runs on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows.”  from | on 20071009

talk to me…i have four 10% off coupons that can be redeemed at any AT&T company-owned locations.

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