Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sometimes it's the little things that make me go "wow"

I love KDE4 and its look and feel, and am constantly amazed at how it works.

But the one thing that made my jaw drop was a relatively simple feature I discovered while using Konqueror the other day.

When using Firefox, you can highlight some text and do a search on it via the right-click menu. You can do this in Konqueror as well. But highlight an unlinked url text, and the right-click menu offers to open that url for you! This is so simple yet so amazing! I often find unlinked urls in forum posts and in mailing list archives so this feature is quite handy.

I sure hope this isn't something that's been around for a while, like Digikam/Kipi's ability to upload photos to a Gallery album. That revelation almost made me fall out of my chair.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hello world!

*tap, tap*
Hello to everyone on the Planet!

I am diving into this thing called blogging, lets see how I do.

My name is Clay Weber, claydoh on freenode and just about everywhere on the intarwebs I can.
I am a 42 year old restaurant manager from Brewer, Maine, US and have been using Linux since 2000, and made the complete switch in February of 2002.

As a confirmed KDE user, Kubuntu became my distro of choice sometime after Hoary's release, and I am a moderator at kubuntuforums

I became a Kubuntu member back in February, but have just recently decided to try out blogging. I do not have any coding, development, or artistic talents so my viewpoint is that of the average Joe User, at least as much as someone using Linux daily for more than six years can be considered 'average'.

In my spare time (such as it is after 50+ hours a week at work) I run a website for our local flyball team as well as one for our Agility team. Yes, that does mean I am a Dog Person :)

That pretty much sums me up.

Feel free to look me up if you have any questions or comments.
And, yes I do plan to get a proper hackergotchi at some point. Honest.