Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Amazing Generic Pudding Box Scans from 1990s

So a friend of mine was getting rid of a food cache and I found some great vintage pudding boxes expiring in 1997 and 1998!!

I scanned them in at 600dpi using my crap HP "multifunction" device which is currently only able to scan, the PNGs were fucking huge so I made them into jpegs.
On with the show...

First up we have HY*TOP premium quality Lime Flavor Gelatin Dessert!!!

Feast your eyes because back in '94 you could get these for 50 cents... each!
I really like lime stuff.

It's astounding:

Next is a really obscure rarity. I'll bet nobody has ever collected this one.

Could you believe Food Club SENSIBLES FAT FREE pudding & pie filling Instant Vanilla Artificial Flavor!!!!???

I really like how the "I" in Sensibles is smaller, it really shows how much thought was put into this line of generic pudding.
This looks like it expired 08 19 98, it was also produced in skokie, illinois... just like those Quartet whiteboards.

So yeah, I have these original boxes available until this thursday when the recycling truck will pick them up. [update: gone]

Lucid Indicator Applet Fail

Yeah, so I've been using Ubuntu : Lucid Lynx super cat farnsworth edition for a while now and am really liking it. hahah wait... what the HOEK are these goofy icons I can't get rid of???!!!!

I'm talking about the envelope and the little speech bubble with an X on it.

I am free from my operating system!! I don't want to update my status or check my e-mail using my OS but this is exactly what is built in to Ubuntu 10.04 from the start.

Much to my chagrin I was unable to simply right-click and "remove from panel" these icons explicitly. They both belong to individual icon pairs called "indicator applet" and "indicator applet session"

I just want to keep the volume indicator and the power/logoff indicator icons but I cannot!! WHY DO YOU TORTURE ME SO UBUNTU?

After some intense searching I found out that it is indeed possible to remove these individually using the System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager to uninstall the "indicator-me" and "indicator-messages" packages. Look... see how mine aren't green anymore... that's because I nullified their existence :)

So seriously. This wasn't that difficult to figure out but I really shouldn't have to figure out anything besides right clicking on what I don't want and getting rid of it.

Look how happy my menu bar is now!! I have room for Eyes 2.30.0 now without that terrible soul sucking feeling of not having updated my status recently enough or thinking about my e-mail piling up.


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