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Monat: Februar 2010

Failing at the easiest things – e.g. printing

Failing at the easiest things – e.g. printing

This post was originally written on December 3rd, but I forgot to publish it. If you want a funny version if this, go read „Why I believe printers were sent from hell to make us miserable“ by the Oatmeal. If you want to know how well printers succeeded at the task of making me miserable, read on… I just want to moan about the miserable feeling that I get when even the easiest things fail. I think this is because…

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Why is it so hard to have some libraries installed?

Why is it so hard to have some libraries installed?

Edit: I asked a related question on stackoverflow.com, but since it was „not programming related“ (!!!) is was moved over to superuser.com, where I got a nice answer and an even nicer comment to the answer. Now I know that „apt-file“ can figure out which library to install, and 90% of my usual lib-install-sorrow is cured by this nice tool. Anyway, some cases remain where I just have to give up. You can read more about it here. I feel…

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