At the beginning of the year our Prayer was that no one in the family get sick, injured or need a visit to ER..as we have had a run the last few years of bad luck in that department..
Well so instead ..
A very dear friend was seriously injured in a car accident…looks like he will be fine…
Another dear friend lost his job and does not know where is eldest son is…Him I have known since High School and we were in each others weddings and his son has been like a dear nephew….No idea where he is..
Garage door springs broke..200 bucks..
The MBWITW‘s car needed a new power steering pump..300 bucks..
MBWITW‘s laptop died…had to replace 500 bucks..
The dryer thermostat…broke… 100 bucks.
The family computer power supply …broke…scavenged one off one I had set up with Linux but was a back up so..Fixed..
#1 Son’s car won’t start…think I have that one covered..
UPDATE: Xubuntu being installed on TC1000 now…Whilst wandering about…found this!!! An ALl-in-One Ubuntu box??? Slick..
So I am playing with Linux, an old laptop (Compaq tc1000 tablet) and have Ubuntu on it…am searching for something a bit slicker and faster…Ubuntu runs fine on the desktop, but seems a bit (like damn slow!) laggardly on this old tablet….
Did venture out to fill bird feeders…and see I have 5 plump squirrels enjoying right now….Hmmm…new pellet gun..no one around…Squirrel Stew??
Do have to take the Jak for a walk…may have to dig the long johns out for that!!
Fired up my Linux box today and surprise!! Another rendition of Ubuntu was ready to be downloaded and installed..
12.04 ‘Precise Pangolin‘
All went well.
I really like Linux and would use it on all computers in this house, but…not everyone else likes it and something about playing games..
Apparently is a hassle to do so with Linux..
But it is free and does all I want it to…
Plus there are many renditions to play with..
I have tried a few…
Father of Commodore 64 Passes Away at Age 83.
I knew of this guy and used his product long before I ever saw and Apple II…..
The first computer I owned…bought at a K Mart in early 80′s..
Much time spent with it….Brought me to building my own, using Linux, owned an iMac..troubleshoot computers for families, friends and co-workers…
But my C-64? Was the beginning..