Appeal to donate for Children with Autism for my friend Michael Schefferstein @ Univ of Colorado and TGS



Hi Friends,

This is an appeal on behalf of my friend Michael Schefferstein to support kids with Autism.


Here is the
link:
http://tgs.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1105067&lis=1&kntae1105067=03101F48EA534120975094F13A47C0D0&supId=411072672

TGS is
a 501(c)3 not for profit and all donations made for my fundraising goal
to TGS are tax deductible to the extent allowable by

Zorin OS 9 Core Review: As good as Linux Mint 17!


Zorin OS has a lot of takers in the new Linux converts from Windows. Recently, Zorin OS released it's 9th version based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with 5 years of support. For users who are familiar with Zorin, the release notes states of some incremental improvements over it's predecessors, namely:

"We are excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Core and Ultimate. The main focus for Zorin OS 9

Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" XFCE Review: Simple, elegant and functional


There is something special about Linux Mint - their ability to deliver consistent performance release after release. Also, amazingly Linux Mint's design is pretty much consistent across desktop environments - Cinnamon, Mate, KDE and XFCE. I already reviewed the KDE and Cinnamon versions and today it is the turn of my favorite of all - Linux Mint 17 XFCE. Another thing as well, as I am in a trip

ImportError: No module named pymeanshift

To install the pymeanshift module i did it easily like this:

1) Download the sources https://code.google.com/p/pymeanshift/downloads/list

(there is no binary at the time of writing this)


2) tar zxvf pymeanshift-0.2.1.tar.gz


root@walter-Lenovo-Z480:~/pymeanshift-0.2.1# ./setup.py install
running install
running build
running build_py
creating build
creating build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7
copying pymeanshift.py -> build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7
running build_ext
building '_pymeanshift' extension
creating build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c ms.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/ms.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for Ada/C/ObjC but not for C++ [enabled by default]
ms.cpp: In member function ‘void MeanShift::generalLSearch(double*, double*)’:
ms.cpp:2171:26: warning: variable ‘lN’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
ms.cpp: In member function ‘void MeanShift::optGeneralLSearch(double*, double*)’:
ms.cpp:2327:37: warning: variable ‘lN’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
ms.cpp: In member function ‘void MeanShift::generalSearch(tree*, int, double*, double*)’:
ms.cpp:1818:5: warning: ‘diff’ may be used uninitialized in this function [-Wuninitialized]
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c msImageProcessor.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/msImageProcessor.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for Ada/C/ObjC but not for C++ [enabled by default]
msImageProcessor.cpp: In member function ‘void msImageProcessor::TransitiveClosure()’:
msImageProcessor.cpp:2414:8: warning: variable ‘threshold’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
msImageProcessor.cpp:2563:6: warning: unused variable ‘oldRegionCount’ [-Wunused-variable]
msImageProcessor.cpp: In member function ‘void msImageProcessor::Prune(int)’:
msImageProcessor.cpp:2784:57: warning: variable ‘oldRegionCount’ set but not used [-Wunused-but-set-variable]
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c rlist.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/rlist.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for Ada/C/ObjC but not for C++ [enabled by default]
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c RAList.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/RAList.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for Ada/C/ObjC but not for C++ [enabled by default]
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -fPIC -I/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include -I/usr/include/python2.7 -c pymeanshift.cpp -o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/pymeanshift.o
cc1plus: warning: command line option ‘-Wstrict-prototypes’ is valid for Ada/C/ObjC but not for C++ [enabled by default]
In file included from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include/numpy/ndarraytypes.h:1761:0,
                 from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include/numpy/ndarrayobject.h:17,
                 from /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include/numpy/arrayobject.h:4,
                 from pymeanshift.cpp:21:
/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/numpy/core/include/numpy/npy_1_7_deprecated_api.h:15:2: warning: #warning "Using deprecated NumPy API, disable it by " "#defining NPY_NO_DEPRECATED_API NPY_1_7_API_VERSION" [-Wcpp]
g++ -pthread -shared -Wl,-O1 -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/ms.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/msImageProcessor.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/rlist.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/RAList.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.7/pymeanshift.o -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_pymeanshift.so
running install_lib
copying build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/_pymeanshift.so -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
copying build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.7/pymeanshift.py -> /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages
byte-compiling /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pymeanshift.py to pymeanshift.pyc
running install_egg_info
Writing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pymeanshift-0.2.1.egg-info

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Deepin 2014 Review: Very very artistic and different, but with a few bugs


Deepin (formerly Linux Deepin, Hiweed GNU/Linux) is an Ubuntu-based distribution that aims to provide an elegant, user-friendly and reliable operating system. It does not only include the best the open source world has to offer, but it has also created its own desktop environment called DDE or Deepin Desktop Environment which is based on HTML 5 technologies. Deepin focuses much of its attention

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" LTS Review: Very very good!


Ubuntu GNOME's first LTS is the only Ubuntu Trusty spin that I missed out reviewing. Finally I got a chance to pen down a review after using it for over 2 months. In between, the Linux kernel is updated, LibreOffice is now 4.2.4.2 and a lot more security updates have happened. But, anyway, it is better late than never. So, to begin with, in April 2014, Ali Jawad announced the release of Ubuntu