[Gentoo] Gentoo must be interesting for Russians

I just ran across this hysterical LWN comment today.

It is not of any help to turn “offensiveness” off. In Russian language the root (stem) “eb” corresponds to English “f*ck”. Imagine how we the poor Russians feel looking at the name “ebuild”! How can we pronounce it on a street?!

Well, there are worse problems with “eb”. “eBuisines” translated to Russian “eCommerce”, but what can we do with “ebXML”?

There are also many other dirty words. Zope, well-known web-application server, looks in Russian as the Russian word “asshole”. And often abused by people who dislike Zope.

I think it is unavoidable. There are far too many dirty words in all languages.

Tungsten C working properly again

I’ve been having trouble with my Tungsten C lately. It crashed every time I tried to use the built-in Web browser. This was quite annoying as a number of the WiFi hotspots in town have that captive portal thing, where you need to visit a Web page and sign in before you get access to anything.

After backing up the whole thing and randomly deleting files that looked related to the Web browser, I finally deleted one that fixed it — ‘Web History.pdb’. So if anyone else runs into this problem, just delete that file.

Afterward, I tried dropping the history size from 4K to 2K, just to be safe.