I’m in rather a good mood with my technology today, after the recent hassles. The new laserwriter installed with only the minimum of configuration difficulty yesterday, and has been tested connected directly to the laptop and to the network. My recent travails with an update to Ubuntu 11.04 are over: I decided to revert to 10.10 for the time being, and normal service has been restored after several hours of mostly straightforward effort.
I’m now running LibreOffice 3.3.2 which is eight months newer than the default Ubuntu 10.10 install, and will hopefully prove more stable than its predecessor. Although I’m using Firefox 3.6.17 as I write this, I’m finding Chromium 11 very nice to use, especially in the limited screen real estate of the netbook: it’s definitely quicker than Firefox 3.x. I had a brief encounter with Firefox 4.0.1 and it did seem brisker, but I’ve also read comments that it’s a still a bit beta-ish round the edges, so I’m going to hold off the install for now.
And as you’re reading this, you’ll see that I’m finally getting round to hacking in WordPress: the import of the The Proceedings of Cabinet Beezer from blogger.com was a real treat: a three-step click-click-click of a most wondrous kind.
The next step is to bi-lingualise the site, and it looks like there are various templates and plugins out there that should help considerably, e.g. qTranslate, so look out!