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Posting from school on my brandy new T-mobile HTC G2!!! Loving this phone. Thanks Holly for my Merry Birthday gift!
I did it. You knew I would eventually. Ubuntu is now installed on my CR-48. Bluetooth works, wifi works, touchpad works but not the multi-touch way that it worked under chromeOS and scroll doesn’t work either. In all it runs quite well considering. There is a problem with space on the SSD. Ubuntu is installed in a 6Gb partition and that doesn’t leave much room for music and pics etc. Much more useful now than the default ChromeOS.
Some of you may have heard from my twitter or facebook postings that I got a nice present from Google the other day. A brand spanking new CR-48. I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t surprised. There was no email or anything that I had been accepted into the pilot program or that one was on its way to me.
First thoughts are, in this circumstance, tainted by this surprise so I wanted to give myself a few days to play around with it before writing this post. Plus, there are LOTS of other places you can watch an ‘unboxing’ of it.
I am writing this post from it right now. If you have ever used Google’s Chrome Internet browser then you are already familiar with the largest part of the CR-48′s features in terms of usability. The notebook itself is based on a linux kernel and the time to boot up and log in is EXTREMELY fast. I was literally online within seconds of hitting the power button. The setup was minimal. You are asked for your password to your WiFi network, if it is needed, then you are asked to log in with your google account, which you already have, right? Once that is done Read the rest of this entry…
So I read Tales of Wonder: Adventures Chasing the Divine, an Autobiography by Huston Smith last night. What an incredible life that man has lived. I know that most of you would scratch your heads and think, But Hippy! you are an atheist, what could you possibly like about such a book? Atheist or no, the religions of man fascinate me. There is a part towards the end of the book that perfectly describes the way that I wish believers of all the world’s faiths would act towards each other. (I am only going to paraphrase some so you can go read the book for yourselves and draw your own insights, conclusions, etc. )
The capitalization of the name creates the divinity: The Almighty, God, One etc etc.
In my mind this means that no matter the name you choose it all refers to the same unknowable deity/concept. Too many people are caught up in their own dogma to even consider the possibility that a person of a different faith or background are just as right in their own terminology/concepts. Whether it be God or Allah, or any of the other multitude of names, it is all the same concept of a higher, divine being. Focus a bit more on the teachings of the faith, ie. be good to each other, forgiveness, love in and for all things, etc and less on the dogmatic names and religious piety that your way is the ONLY way.
Just my two cents and I am bound to post more about the divine and enlightenment in the near future. Here is a glimpse of the things I have been reading of late:
- What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff
- The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
- Harlot’s Ghost by Norman Mailer
- Ayahuasca, Sacred Vine of Spirits edited by Ralph Metzner
You can see some more books in my widget below:
This is so far beyond description. You have to watch it to believe it and even then it is stunning. Art is one thing but this girl takes sand art to a level beyond any I have seen.
Crazy Sand video