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So I have had time to play around with my Ubuntu installation a little more. One thing that has irked me a bit since I got my music up and running has been the lack of surround sound. So, I made it my mission for the day to enable surround sound.

You’d think it wouldn’t be that hard but it did take me over an hour to get it to work. At this point, I’m not even 100% sure what I did to get it to work. However, in the process of working on this, I did stumble upon a media player (Amorok) that I like quite a bit better than the default one. It looks better, handles the playlist in a much better way I think and it also happened to have a setting to enable surround finally!

So, one more thing I can check off of my list.

The other thing I did today was to start doing some of my web development on Linux software. Previously, I have used Dreamweaver to some extent as well as Kompozer on Windows. Moving over to Linux I naturally started looking for a worthy replacement.

Quanta ended up being the candidate that at least at this point does what I need. In fact, I like how projects can be grouped together quite a bit better than the old Dreamweaver version I had. So, it did take me a bit longer to do what I did tonight because I was learning how to use Quanta at the same time but overall it was a good experience and based on what I’ve seen so far, I believe that I can do all the stuff I’ve done in the past without problems. Of course, time will tell but so far it’s encouraging. We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.

I'm just one of those guys that like well as drawing, writing, reading, coding and a whole bunch of other things I rarely have time for.