Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

20 Dec 2009, 17:53 p.m.

Some Follow-Ups

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Drunken Master is fairly boring and the main character is offputting, although the Jackie Chan fight sequences are indeed very Jackie Chan-esque.

I only have first impressions of the N900 so far, like "how nice that copy and paste works just as I intuited it would!" and "hey, these speakers are really nice" and "I could use this video camera to upload reviews for the Rotten Tomatoes TV show" and "I think I need to install some more codecs so that random downloaded fanvids play properly." I have been spending much of the weekend happily playing with it.

I hear it's snowing in England, and am glad I'm not moving till the spring.

I upgraded to Ubuntu's latest big release, Karmic Koala, and everything seems fine; there was an issue interfering with resume-from-suspend but that seems fixed now.

I seem to be posting about once a day on Twitter (it just repeats everything I post to and post comments twice a week on Ask MetaFilter.

Recently I saw a Kevin [Maher] Geeks Out holiday best-of (Kevin's site, including Muppets trivia), the German film The Lives of Others, and my friend John Stange on stage as Jerry in Albee's The Zoo Story. All three were ridiculously good, but I'm still trying to figure out what happened to my head when I saw John do that on stage. My jaw was dropped for a minute after. What do you do when a friend suddenly (to you) blazes like a sun?


20 Dec 2009, 20:21 p.m.

how did you fix the resume from suspend problem? was it the thing where it wants you to log in o rsume? because I want to i that, but I just finally hve koala tweaked just how I like it otherwise and don't wanna foul that up

21 Dec 2009, 20:43 p.m.

"I hear it's snowing in England, and am glad I'm not moving till the spring."

I thought a huge snowstorm shut down airports all up and down the eastern seaboard. Were you spared in the city?

25 Dec 2009, 11:12 a.m.

maevele, it turns out my problem isn't fixed. I'm fine with it making me log in to resume from suspend (I'm pretty sure you can change that in the Power Management settings or related -- I'll poke around and check & email you or post some directions).

No, my problem is one of these: Karmic freezes on resume from suspend Thinkpad X200s; [LENOVO ThinkPad X200] suspend/resume problem; thinkpad x200 hangs, reboots on resuming from suspend to ram; Lenovo...suspend/resume failure; crashes when suspend on AC, resume on battery power. Maybe this week I'll do some testing to figure out what combination causes the problem.

John, yeah, a big ol' snowstorm did make intercity transit a big mess from Boston to DC if not beyond. We just stayed in our apartment and puttered so it didn't affect us too much. Thanks for thinking of us!