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More General Matters

November 2, 2005

X.org (http://www.x.org) release has been pushed back to December 7th, which is after the release of KDE (http://www.kde.org) 3.5 (not that it necessarily matters).

The new “planet” affectionately referred to as “Xena” (with a moon named Gabrielle), by its discoverers, might not be a planet afterall. It seems there has always been some dispute about what actually constitutes a planet. It would seem logical to me that any body in our solar system that revolves around our sun and has satellites revolving around it, should be a planet. I say all of this as if my logic is at all noteworthy.

I’m trying out Kat (http://kat.mandriva.com/) again. So, far it’s pretty cool. It searches documents, pictures, emails, and more. *Sigh* I don’t know. I just can’t get excited about any of these search tools: Beagle, for Gnome (http://www.gnome.org), Spotlight, for Mac OS X, or the infamous Google Desktop Search. I think the problem is that I don’t have a problem finding anything as it is. Maybe it’s because I’m a librarian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Librarian) and I spend most of my life finding things for people. The real question that should be asked is, why don’t any of these tools have names like Google Desktop Librarian?

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