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by bamboozled
Wed May 09, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

scep said:





whingeing ... makes a big difference ... people will listen to you and take you seriously.


Selective quotation is a wonderful tool.
by bamboozled
Mon May 07, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Performance issue with Midori
Replies: 14
Views: 6893

Re: Performance issue with Midori

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You could try chromium. I am posting this response from chromium on Pi and it is behaving fine.<br/> <br/> sudo apt-get install chromium-browser<br/> <br/> I also had to do:<br/> <br/> sudo chown pi:pi ~/.config<br/> <br/> before launching<br/> <br/> <br/> Could someon...
by bamboozled
Mon May 07, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>scep said: <br/> <br/> <br/> It's all negative statements and opinion. Nowhere do you ask for specific help and so it just comes across as a moan.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I just reported my first impressions, clearly identifying them as such. Since then, I have been actively contributing in my own...
by bamboozled
Mon May 07, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>tufty said: <br/> <br/> <br/> On the other hand, you're 100% totally right that telling people to search the forum for answers is an actively hostile way to treat them.<br/> <br/> <br/> So true!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Let's ignore the fact that, by "eventually", you mean "within 2 hours of postin...
by bamboozled
Mon May 07, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>It"s amazing how many people assume I"m computer-illiterate and then take cheap shots. FWIW, I started with a ZX-81, loved my BBC B and have stayed in touch with computing since, including a stint working on embedded control and launching some quite successful products of my own design. PICs, for...
by bamboozled
Sat May 05, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Many thanks to the later posters who have responded in a dignified fashion and included useful information in their posts, particularly links. I won"t respond to them all, other than to say that I am not exagerating about the 10-15 second delays when typing in this forum.<br/> <br/> Yes I know I ...
by bamboozled
Sat May 05, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Confused about video settings on Debian Squeeze
Replies: 5
Views: 8649

Re: Confused about video settings on Debian Squeeze

Can someone explain this in step-by-step Newbie English please? Like, what is the config.txt file, where do I find it, exactly what do I click to edit it...

Or is there an ABSOLUTE Absolute Beginners forum that I"ve missed?
by bamboozled
Sat May 05, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>Ah. Abuse. Thanks, guys. A couple of links might have been more helpful...<br/> <br/> Yes, I have watched a couple of the introductory videos. None seemed to make any sense, and you can"t read any of the text on the screen anyway. I believe videos are far less useful than text: I can speed-read, ...
by bamboozled
Sat May 05, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 49118

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

<t>For what it"s worth, I thought I"d post my first impressions of getting my Pi this week. I had managed to follow the instructions on preparing a SD card with the Debian Squeeze operating system, although I couldn"t get it to fit on a 2GB card and had to sacrifice the 4GB card from my camera <br/>...

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