Tuesday, December 13, 2011

is picasa for linux dead?

well, i've had my problems with running google's picasa software in ubuntu (some font issue, which wasn't there in xfce). today, i by accident ended up on http://picasa.google.com and found their new version of picasa 3.9 with google+ and other features for windows.

however, when i tried to check for linux (ubuntu), i ended up in page 404! my first reaction was wtf! seriously.

i checked on google's picasa blog to see if there was any post to justify this but nah, nothing there. is google abandoning us (linux users), just like that?

oh wait, google was doing some cleaning, like ending up projects like buzz, let me check that list.
nope, it doesn't talk about picasa for linux.

wth google! i need some answers.

nokia and ubuntu: never so friendly

nothing is hidden from you guys. you see i had problems with my so so smartphone nokia e63 and ubuntu today i connected it again to take some photos off my device and upload. well, the good thing is, ubuntu instantly detects it as storage media when you choose "mass storage" as mode on phone.

i was easily able to browse and get the photos off the device. however, it's the disconnecting part that disappoints. i clicked on "safely remove media" and i got this.

i don't know why is this giving an error. it works so smoothly with my every other usb device. maybe, nokia didn't had good time with ubuntu devs. ;) (i'm assuming)

well, ignore this error. it doesn't harm your system. it's just your memory card in phone won't be detected until you reboot your phone. that's the easy workaround. (i don't have a hard one ;) )

happy ubunting ;)