MonthJanuary 2008

School Life

I’m pretty well taking forever to complete my college degree, but this go round has good rhythm. and at this pass, it should bea good means to an end. the material can be or is interesting, and to an extent I am enjoying it.

the Intermediate Accounting course, with Dr. Nell Adkins, is quite enjoyable. While
I initially quietly disputed that she doesn’t allow computers or really anything except for a pen and paper, but i’ve come to enjoy it, as a new refreshment. So far it has been just the hardcore numbers, and it makes sense, more sense than the AC201 course that i had taken with Edmonds.

the AC304 course, Accounting Information Systems, i guess this course is a ‘needed’ course. But really, this course could use some major revamping. or at least the instructor seems like he needs to be let out of his box, so he can broaden his awareness and refresh his concepts. Namely, because half of this course is to be instructed on the use of Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics accounting software, i have as much problems as i did with the early Information Systems course i was required to take, that was nothing more than the usage of Microsoft Office. This is corporate propoganda, these instructors teach as if there is nothing else out there.
Even tonight, Dr. Tsai, tried to use an equation, that I see is quite false.
(Price of software package) = ( total cost of labor) / ( potential volume of sales)
using Microsoft Windows Vista as the example, saying that every new computer will come with an OEM version of Vista, and therefore you will pay “almost nothing” for this highly developed piece of software. At which point i had to interject, “it isn’t almost nothing, it is over $100″. With the OEM arguement, Windows could be sold for $10 a license and Microsoft would still make a profit, but at $100-$200+ is why more millionaires have come from Microsoft’s employement base than any other company, and Bill Gates has been in the top 2 for wealth for ten years strong.
ergg i wish someone who professes this material spoke like they haven’t been fed, with benefits, by some large corporation.

anyhow,
more later

vb

newDirections

life is full of external influences, some aren’t so helpful, but many of them you can be thankful for on a continous basis.
there are many things going on in our lives right now, so much that it doesn’t always feel like we get as much does as we do, until we looking back on it. sometimes just to sit and close your eyes and let the days and times unwind in your mind is essential. decisions seem to be more hastilly made when not fully contemplated, with respect to the rest of your life that is currrently revolving around as well.
landscapes run, tumble, and soar. painting the world around which we live, breath and exist. you are the salt that colors and flavors existence. reaching, and making preparations to have momentary relvations of clarity that give the needed assusrance that there is something that you are doing all of this for. the clarity that is neither sad, funny, happy or excited, but is all of them the same.

kde4.0.0, co-existing with kde3, on slackware-12.0

http://batts.mine.nu/downloads/slackpkgs/kde4.0.0/

check it out, and tell me where it breaks. i can not be responsible for this breaking any kind of your install, but if if does, do tell 😉

this is very, very, to me. on my wife’s laptop, it boots to a kdm console, where you can choose your session like normal, and kde4 is an option now!! and kde3/qt3 never have to get uninstalled.

vb

2008-10-28 UPDATE

i have moved these packages to  http://cardinal.lizella.net/~vbatts/kde4-coexist/

cheers ! and happy hacking

KDE4 w00t

http://blog.rlworkman.net/2008/01/kde4.html