So naturally, I was excited to see that Zimbra Desktop was released by Yahoo! just recently. Shortly after the download, however, I was kind of pissed to see that 64 bit wasn’t supported yet.
“Can’t be done”, say the message boards. I hate hearing that. You know 100 years ago there was no such thing as a computer, so anyone telling me I can’t do something this relatively simple gets to me. With that said, I struck out to find out which packages I needed to install to get this beast to work.
bash-3.2$ sudo yum install libXext*.i386 glibc*.i686 libstdc++*.i386 xulrunner.i386
Now I wouldn’t recommend anyone else do this, because it installs a ton of 32bit packages, which has the potential to complicate your file system and put all kinds of random libraries you don’t really need into your installation. But, it gets Zimbra to work, so who cares.
Unfortunately I think with sudo access, the installer fails and tells you that it can’t be run as root or as anyone that is in the root group (I’m assuming they mean ‘wheel’ for sudo access, but whatever).
So……… had to create another regular user account and run the Zimbra installer.sh as that user (no sudo, root, or any other administrative type access).
And now … it works! Time to test it out. More on that later.
Laugh, but our perception of hot and beautiful are two very different ideals to me. I just got done reading an article about Susan on The Guardian and checked out the YouTube video of her on Britain’s Got Talent.
Is Susan Boyle ugly? Or are we? On Saturday night she stood on the stage in Britain’s Got Talent; small and rather chubby, with a squashed face, unruly teeth and unkempt hair. She wore a gold lace dress, which made her look like a piece of pork sitting on a doily. Interviewed by Ant and Dec beforehand, she told them that she is unemployed, single, lives with a cat called Pebbles and has never been kissed. Susan then walked out to chatter, giggling, and a long and unpleasant wolf whistle.
We? I resent that. Of course I would probably be shallow and make a joke or something if she walked by, but in all honesty I would never treat anyone differently simply based on their appearance once I was introduced and measured them up (as a person). We all have our strengths and our shortcomings, and discounting skill and denying a chance to succeed based on something so shallow is reproachable. Our modern way of thinking that everyone that has talent also has to have stunningly good looks is logically flawed (counterpoint: Paul Potts).
So what’s the deal with this post’s title? Well, Susan Boyle is beautiful. The fact that she can walk out on stage in front of hundreds of people completely against her because of her looks, and still remain not only composed, but also confident is what makes her beautiful inside. Watch the YouTube video, you’ll see the part where she wiggles her hips to everyone’s embarassed amazement. She seems to revel in everyone’s disgust, because she knows her talent is strong and she will shut them up momentarily.
A strong fuck you is delivered in her eyes when the female judge speaks, and I absolutely love it. “Beautiful people” with the sense of entitlement disgust me. The girl they panned to, which the article correctly describes as “half mascara”, is young, and has time to learn such things. The female judge, however, should know better after Paul Potts sang and she nearly burst into tears she was so moved.
Good for Susan. I’m sure someone will want to kiss her now. Or maybe not. hahahaha
So I built a new machine, AMD Quad Core (old one but whatever, better than my 4400+), 4GB RAM, etc etc. Installed Fedora 10 64bit, and transferred over my entire World of Warcraft directory from my previous machine.
Next step was to install CrossOver Games, which recently released a new version based on new code for Wine (the Windows emulator for Linux). Unfortunately, this version hasn’t been working on Fedora 10 since the OS’s release a while back. Understandable, Fedora 10 had a ton of issues way back when it was first released. Seems to be pretty stable now, so hopefully a fix will be worked on by CodeWeavers (developers of the CrossOver products).
Anyway, the following is a short guide on how I got it to work with the 32bit RPM provided by CodeWeavers.
Things you have done during your lifetime:
(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
( ) Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
(X) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
( ) Swam with Stingrays
( ) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
( ) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
( ) Danced in the rain-naked
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus
( ) Been kissed under the mistletoe
( ) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
(X) Driven across the United States
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving
( ) Gone snowmobiling
(X) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
( ) Seen the Grand Canyon
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
( ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
( ) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
( ) Ridden on a San Francisco cable car
(X) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World
( ) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
( ) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls
(X) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
( ) Been spinnaker flying
(X) Been water-skiing
( ) Been snow-skiing
( ) Been to Westminster Abbey
( ) Been to the Louvre
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(X) Been to a National Football League game
( ) Swam with sharks
… in my mind, as I lay in bed, trying without success to fall asleep. The words once sharp are now blurred, rounded fuzzy edges replacing well defined phrases and sentences. The paragraphs have faded back into memory, though their message remains underneath a haze of emotion and desire for reconciliation.
Another Facebook survey thing … yeah I know I’ve spoken out about FB becoming like MySpace, but I’m a sucker for these things.
Please choose 20 songs that would best represent the soundtrack of your life thus far…this should be interesting. Have fun people!
1. No Games – Breaking Benjamin
2. Shedding Skin – Pantera
3. A Tout Le Monde – Megadeth
4. Whiskey in the Jar – Metallica
5. Stone Cold Crazy – Metallica
6. Fade to Black – Metallica
7. Under the Bridge – RHCP
8. Me Against the World – Tupac
9. Juicy – Notorious BIG
10. Feel So Good – Mase
11. Love Rollercoaster – RHCP
12. Float On – Modest Mouse
13. Ok Go – Here It Goes Again
14. Weezer – Buddy Holly
15. Weezer – Say It Aint So
16. Weezer – Undone (The Sweater Song)
17. Lil’ Wayne – Stuntin’ Like My Daddy
18. Lil’ Wayne – Tie My Hands
19. White Zombie – Thunderkiss ’65
20. Three Days Grace – On My Own
21. Breaking Benjamin – Diary of Jane
22. Pantera – I’m Broken
23. Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues
24. Johnny Cash – I Walk the Line
25. Rise Against – Paper Wings