This post is not about romantic dating, but chronological dating. It’s not about the Aztec culture, but about The Aztecs, the Doctor Who story.
(A story I watched while pursuing my epic attempt to watch all Doctor Who during 2013. (follow along on twitter: https://twitter.com/WatchingDrWho =)
Within the story, Barbara identifies the body of the ancient high priest Yetaxa as having died around 1430, as all the tomb bling around him is from the Aztec “early period” (Aztec empire formed from an aliance in 1427). She confirms that Aztecs were a specialty of hers – which presumably is why she immediately robs the grave for a shiny new bracelet!
Apart from that though, the story is undated.
http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/15th_century – list the Doctor and Companion’s visit as “Unknown date”.
The novelisation, for what it’s worth, dates it to 1507.
But I was wondering… can we date the episode more accurately than that, from other plot elements?
I think so… Continue reading
I recently upgraded from Gnome2 to… mate. Let’s not get into the reasons, since this is just about solving the desktop icons.
So getting straight to it: in nautilus, all the metadata about files as they appear in the GUI (so: icon position, size, emblems, etc) exist in a series of files in $HOME/.local/share/gvfs-metadata
(each file in there related to a filesystem)
caja, on the other hand, uses the SAME FILES – but sometimes different metadata.
So, when I moved from gnome2/nautilus to mate/caja, I found that my desktop icons retained their same sizes, emblems… but not location.
Why is this so? Continue reading
Just a quickie. You want to know which file holds your GNOME2 desktop icon layout, sizes, emblems, and so on?
Look no further than $HOME/.local/share/gvfs-metadata/home*
I assume Mate (being a fork of Gnome2) has somewhere similar. GNOME3? No idea.
So prior to yesterday, my new and clean $HOME had not seen any X session at all. No freedesktop defined XDG base directories.
Then I logged in and…
So as hinted yesterday, GNOME2 + pekwm. Here it is, in three simple steps. Continue reading
So I’m calling it. I think my systems are back up to speed – indeed, I’ve not had a failure in weeks now. I’ve been running my desktop from a spare account for a little while, and I think I’ll migrate this setup to my primary account and let the file cruft begin solidly again!
My setup is… gnome2 (thanks linuxmint, debian edition) with pekwm as the windowmanager (that’s /desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager to you, gconftool), and xcompmgr to give me nifty compositing and real shadows on menus (so far, I’m toying with “xcompmgr -c -r 8 -l 1 -t 1 -o 0.6 -f -D 0.01 -I 0.1 -O 0.1″
It’ll be nice to have my real $HOME as the foundation of my desktop again!