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Descriptive Essays Writing

June 3rd, 2013 by

Descriptive Essays

Descriptive essays are quite common when it comes to writing about books, movies, and other forms of media which are commonly enjoyed. These essays are used to thoroughly describe certain aspects of that media, hence the name. To write a descriptive essay is therefore something which needs to be thought about carefully, as you need to be absolutely clear in your descriptions. Proper thought going into what descriptions you are going to talk about, and how you are going to talk about them, will give you the best essay you can reach. Descriptive essays work at their best when they are outlined first.

The first step is to see what you are attempting to describe, and find out how you are going to approach that throughout the essay. Descriptive essays do need to follow their own pattern, and anybody reading it will be looking for the essay and the arguments within it to make sense, so each particular argument needs to be framed in such a way as to lead naturally into the next one. Descriptive essays need a lot of work to keep them from becoming bogged down in their own ideas, and this is one way to do it.

When you know what you are describing, then it is time to finalise your research. The most important step is to know what you are describing very well, as otherwise you will not be able to describe it to others very well. Read or watch the media that you will be describing again and again, until you feel confident in yourself that you are able to discuss what is happening. The same goes for any secondary sources that you will be using – you need to know them well, and be able to back up your arguments using them,

Writing is the final step, and this is where everything comes into play. Remember to include everything in the essay that ought to be there, including the thesis statement (in both introduction and conclusion), the topic sentences to introduce each paragraph and the argument therein, and the concluding sentences to bring a paragraph to a close and link it to the next paragraph. Neither the introduction nor the conclusion should have any original arguments in them, but instead should be focused on making sure that the audience has all the information they need in order to best start the essay.

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Server outages the coming days

May 18th, 2013 by

Failed geekoBelieve it or not: a car crashed into the Nuremberg SUSE office building. Our geekos are fine but the power will have to be shut down so repairs can take place. You can expect some availability issues for our servers the coming days. Hopefully things will be back up next week!

How Many Ounces in a Pound of Weed

June 3rd, 2012 by

How Many Ounces in a Pound of Weed

To understand how many ounces are in a pound of weed, we must engage some bit of mathematical calculations because dispensaries sell weed in grams. It is also important to be conversant with how the weighing and measuring works. Two major systems put in place to aid measuring weight.  First is with metric systems where grams are the main unit of scale while the second one is use of imperial system, which uses ounces and pounds as the main units. This paper reveals the ounces in a pound of weed in reference to imperial system of weight measure.

In the United States, for instance, marijuana is sold in fractions of “eighths” that is (1/8) of an ounce (source link). Given an average weed smoker, such amount of weed should last for two or three weeks. Next fraction after an eighth is a 1/4. This is equivalent to two eighths, which make it a quarter. After a quarter, we have a half, which translates to four-quarter fractions. Considering the time an eighth can last an average weed smoker, a half should last for up to eight weeks.

Next rung up the weed measurement ladder is an ounce. An ounce equates to eight eighths. With all this amount of weed, one should have an elaborate plan for preservation to avoid the weed from going bad. After the ounce, we get a pound. This is equal to having 128 eighths. Having such amount of weed, qualifies to be a supplier, or someone is intending to throw a big weed party.

In conclusion, these parameters of scale revolve around the imperial system and the metric system. In simple calculation, we can decipher the equivalence of ounces to pounds. For every 1/8 ounce of marijuana, we have 3.5 grams. Therefore, given a pound of marijuana we have 448 grams, which can also be interpreted in ounces in respect to 3.5 grams in an eighth of an ounce. It is important to note that although a 1/8 ounce marks the standard scale to buy weed, plus an eighth dealing with ounces, the metric system remains a crucial aspect in the weed topic.

An informative essay writing

June 3rd, 2012 by

Informative essay

An informative essay is one which tries to inform people about a particular subject or idea. According to write my essay.ca, these essays can be used to explain terms and practices, but are notable for not taking a side on any particular issue, but instead being used to simply and straight-forwardly discuss what is happening. In that regard it is similar to an expository essay. Because of this, the focus should be different – instead of having arguments and showing your evidence for why these arguments work, you are instead using the essay and its separate parts to teach and enlighten other people out there.

The choosing of a topic is the only way to start this type of essay. Sometimes the topic has been assigned for this type of essay, but other times you can choose your own. For this type of essay, you should pick a topic which both interests you, and which has a sufficient amount of research in it for you to talk about. While thinking about the topic, choose one which, while it does have enough research done in it, also does not have too much done, so there is a place for your work to go and help people.

When actually writing, remember that for an informative essay, the paragraphs need to go into the correct position. The work needs to make sense to whoever is reading it, so that the information you are giving them has to go in the correct order. An essay should follow a logical order, and the information you are giving will make more sense to any audience if it makes logical sense too. The point of these types of essay is to teach, and you cannot teach very effectively if you are unable to get the information down in an order which makes sense.

Once you have written the essay, the best thing to do is proofread it, and edit what needs to be changed. You should check your essay to see if it still answers the topic you were given, and make the necessary changes if it does not. Check the thesis statement in the introduction, and make sure that the rest of the essay fits with it. On the subject of thesis statements, make sure that everything which should appear in an informative essay is there – the thesis statement appears in the introduction and conclusion, while the body paragraphs only deal with one argument or piece of information each.

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Have a computer? Then you can participate in the HCL Week!

July 8th, 2011 by

Aloha openSUSE Users!
Now is an excellent time to help openSUSE! If you have openSUSE running on your system, all you have to do is add your hardware to the openSUSE Hardware compatibility List. Add your pheriphials like printers, scanners and webcams. Or add internal stuff like graphics and sound cards, mother boards, wifi cards and every thing else from your netbooks, notebooks, desktops and workstations!

openSUSE Wiki Upgrade

September 24th, 2010 by

We have just completed the upgrade to the 1.16 release of MediaWiki.  This release comes with several improvements in functionality and performance.  Anyone who is interested in more information can view the release notes here.

As part of this deployment, 6 additional wikis (Dutch, French, Greek, Portugese, Russian, and Spanish) have been converted to the new wiki system.  These wikis now have the same themes and functionality as the English wiki, including Lucene search.

Later today, we will be moving the wiki files to the data center SAN.  The wikis should remain live throughout the entire process.  However, file uploads will be disabled and anyone editing the wiki faces a small risk of losing their session.  A warning message will be posted on the wiki during this move, which should take less than an hour.

New Search for openSUSE Wiki

September 10th, 2010 by

Here is the news that a lot of you have been waiting for!  The new wikis (en.opensuse.org, languages.opensuse.org, and dewiki.opensuse.org) have been switched to the new Lucene search engine.  The legacy wikis are still running the old search, but they will start using Lucene as they are migrated to the new wiki system.  So what should users expect with the new search?

Relevance and Ranking

The new search uses more complex algorithms to determine search rankings.  This means that you can find what you want faster.


The new search engine can produce suggestions based on the wiki content.  This means that it can suggest names, obscure terms, and other words that wouldn’t be found in a standard dictionary.  In addition, it can provide suggestions for whole phrases, even if all the words within the phrase are correct.

Fuzzy Searching

Not sure how to spell it?  Just add ~ at the end of the word or term!  For example, the search term “linus~” will return results for Linus, Linux, and any other similar word.

Related Articles

If you click on the “Related” link by a particular search result, you can view all related articles.  Two articles are considered related if they are both referenced in a third article, so this feature will get better as the wikis continue to grow.

Wildcards and Namespace Searching

These are actually not new features, but some people might not be aware of them at all.  If you want to search on a specific namespace, you can prefix the namespace to the query with a colon.  For example, if you only want to search the support database for information about Nvidia, just use the term “sdb: nvidia”.  If you want to search all namespaces for Nvidia, just use “all: nvidia”.

Wildcard searches work exactly the same way as before.  You can use a * either at the beginning or the end of the word, but not in the middle.  Single character wildcards (?) are not available, as with the default search.  However, the fuzzy search can handle that functionality much better, so consider using that in its place.

Stemming and Synonyms

Basic word stemming is available for the more common languages (English, German, Spanish, etc.).  For example, the term “stopped” will return results for “stop” and “stops”.  Synonym searching is available for English but is not enabled yet.  If enabled, this will allow for context free synonyms to be searched, such as “11” in place of “eleven”.


For now, the index will be rebuilt once a day, which means changes should show up in the search within 24 hours.  After some performance review, indexing will probably start happening more frequently.

Many thanks to Robert Stojnić for creating such a fantastic search engine and for his personal assistance on a technical issue I had while implementing it.

As usual, problems should be directed to webmaster@opensuse.org or the wiki mailing list.  Thanks!

Canning the Spam

August 6th, 2010 by

The new wiki has attracted a lot of attention from users and contributors of openSUSE.  Unfortunately, it has also gained the attention of spammers, as the wiki team has been noticing over the last week or so.  In large part, this activity has come from dummy Novell/openSUSE accounts created by spammers.  While the wiki team can block these users, it is just as easy for the spammers to create new ones.

To curb this abuse of the wiki, the decision has been made to require all wiki editors to verify their email address.  Most openSUSE users have already done this while creating their account and should not be affected.  Users who have not validated their email address yet can do so at https://secure-www.novell.com/selfreg/jsp/protected/validateEmail.jsp.

Starting early next week, unvalidated users who are logged in to an opensuse.org site and attempt to visit the wiki will be redirected to this page, which provides more detail about the process.  This redirect is designed to happen only once per browser session, as a reminder to unvalidated users as to why they cannot log into the wiki.

While email validation is hardly fun (what form of spam control is?), this is one of the very best ways to keep the wiki free of spam.  Thank you for doing your part!

New wiki, what now?

July 12th, 2010 by

We just switched to the new wiki. So here it is. And now? Let me explain what you can do to help!

Create your user page

Every user of the wiki has a personal page and we did not transfer any of them. We wanted to use this opportunity to brush them up and standardize them. Your userpage should be your first task in the new wiki. If your username is Geeko, just go to http://en.opensuse.org/User:Geeko and press “create”.  After that load the userpage teamplate by pressing on the “Load” button. Then fill out the form and you will get a nice standardized userpage!

You can also of course transfer your old userpage. Just go to http://old-en.opensuse.org/User:Geeko to find the content.

Report Missing Pages

Can’t find your page? Think we missed something? Just report the page to the opensuse wiki team! We will try our best to help you getting it back!

Transfer Missing Pages

Want to get your hands dirty? Dive right into the new wiki and learn how it works on the Wiki Portal or the previous posts on this blog. After you did that and know all the new wiki Kung-fu you go and find the pages you think are missing on http://old-en.opensuse.org. Now you have two options, either use the Special:Export page on the old wiki and the Special:Import on the new wiki if you want to transfer the article with all of its history or you just copy and paste the article if the history is not that important.

Otherwise just

Keep Calm And Carry On

openSUSE Wiki Change Scheduled

July 9th, 2010 by

As mentioned in earlier posts, the new English wiki is scheduled to go live on Monday.  Here are a few technical details about the change itself:

  • Schedule
    • The transition will begin on Monday, July 12 at 17:00 GMT (1:oo PM EDT)
    • The move should be completed in 10 – 15 minutes
  • During the move
    • The wikis will stay live
    • The old and new English wikis will behave unexpectedly at some points
    • www.opensuse.org and the other language wikis should not be affected at all
  • After the move
    • The old wiki (currently en.opensuse.org) will be located at old-en.opensuse.org
    • The new wiki (currently wiki.opensuse.org) will be located at en.opensuse.org
    • wiki.opensuse.org will be an alias for en.opensuse.org

The wiki team has worked hard to get the new wiki tested and perfected for Monday.  However, if any issues are discovered after the switch, please send a message to webmaster@opensuse.org or file a bug at http://bugzilla.novell.com under the openSUSE.org product.