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Andrew F.
Professor of Cunning at Oxford University
Professor of Cunning at Oxford University
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Update problem.  My trusty is located under folder:

/media/removable/chroots/main/trusty but when I run:

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -p /media/removable/chroots/main -u -n trusty

It munges the path, saying:

/media/removable/chroots/main/chroots not found.
/media/removable/chroots/main/chroots/trusty does not exist; cannot update.

Why does it force 'chroots' as the immediate parent?

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Wasn't too concerned about the Crouton backup skipping the Dropbox sockets (causing Dropbox to reinitialize when restoring a backup), but now I see I've got keyring stuff being skipped?  Wondering if that is going to screw up Ubuntu in some way when I next restore a backup.

chronos@localhost/media/removable/ntfs/CroutonBackups $ sudo edit-chroot -b -c /media/removable/chroots/main trusty
tar: trusty/home/andrew/.dropbox/iface_socket: socket ignored0141003-1704.tar.gz...
tar: trusty/home/andrew/.dropbox/command_socket: socket ignored
tar: trusty/home/andrew/.cache/keyring-YEQpR5/control: socket ignored
tar: trusty/home/andrew/.cache/keyring-1uPBwx/control: socket ignored
tar: trusty/home/andrew/.cache/keyring-F9WtAW/control: socket ignored

#chromeos  

+François Beaufort  François, I've had a chromebox for a week and was lamenting the soft/light fonts and lack of control over text gamma, subpixel rendering etc.  I googled and learned fonts could be improved/darkened by overriding default styles -- very disappointing that the custom user styles feature was ripped out of chrome after 32!  But thankfully the Stylish extension permits adding this overriding style that allows beautiful dark fonts in chrome:

html, body {
-webkit-font-smoothing: subpixel-antialiased !important;
text-shadow: 0px 0px 0px !important;
-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0.05px !important;
}

Adjusting the stroke width value between 0.01 and 0.1 gives great results.  Chrome really needs this level of control built in.

Otherwise, I'm having a blast with my chromebox and crouton!  Incredible stuff.  Thanks for making it possible.
#fonts   #chromeos   #crouton  

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I found out today, Google Image Search pitches way better movie ideas than me.
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Screenwriters, some ten-page torture tests where I go all Rain Man on words and sentences, yeah, 21 syllables so far.  Definitely N-O-T wearing underwear, yeah.

http://10ptt.com/go/23-minutes-by-trevor-mayes
http://10ptt.com/go/splendora-by-hudson-phillips
http://10ptt.com/go/water-by-robert-nystrom

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Hello, G+!  Screenwriters, are you a hoarder?  Can't resist a guilty extra spoonful that turns bliss to binge?  Then I am not your friend today.  Here's enough screenwriting news to keep you busy not writing.  Fun for the family!  Give your agent a heart attack from your missed deadlines: http://10ptt.com/go/swn #screenwriting  

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"This movie gets worse every screening." -- alleged screening notes by Jerry Perenchio and Bud Yorkin, lamenting over the state of BLADE RUNNER.  "Were they all on drugs when they did this?"
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