Sunday, January 23, 2011

[Linux] Network Manager Applet Not Visible

Using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lync), I have one machine that does not show the network manager applet (mn-applet) in the Gnome panel after login. Adding the notification area to the panel as suggested here does not work.

Try this:

> restart network-manager

This starts the network manager again and, for whatever reason, makes the network manager applet show up again.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Airport Morning

Airports, to me at least, tend to be very technical looking. There is nothing wrong with this, I can find incredible beauty in these man-made constructs.

But I was delighted when I saw this sunrise over the airport one morning:

Airport Morning
Airport Morning

I love the luminous quality of the sky and the way the dramatic clouds are making way for the blue sky (or is it the other way around?). The ground mist softens up the shapes of buildings, airplanes, and other artifacts of man just enough to make it clear that everything is part of nature, whether we realize it or not.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Stormy Landscape

I'm a bit behind with my photos, so here is another one from the fall:

Stormy Landscape

We were visiting friends and as I looked out the window, the incredible light in the storm clouds caught my attention. Fortunately, my friends know me and did not comment when I grabbed my camera and ran to the door.

A few hundred meters further lay some fields, which made a wonderful counterweight to the clouds in the sky. While I was still standing and thinking about the composition, the sun broke through the clouds and shone on the grass below. In that moment, everything came together and I simply pressed the shutter release.