Author: EPH

Computer enthusiast

Chocolatey Goodness

Windows, Blog, Software, Tech Tips
One of the reasons I prefer Linux over Windows is the ease of package management.Apt, Yum, and Pacman depending on your distribution (Debian:Ubuntu, RedHat/Fedora or Arch) just seem much more logical than the Microsoft App Store or even Apple’s software store. I don’t use the GUI interfaces available on any system if I can carry out the same goal from a terminal. I realize all these systems have a “terminal/Command line” available, but a lot of users have grown accustomed to a graphical point and click method. I haven’t, nor do I enjoy navigating around the screens pointing and clicking - it seems like a waste of time. This is the section that was cutoff PowerShell on the Windows System is an exception. I’ve gotten used to using the Windows command prompt and netshell when po

Oh, the calamity

Blog, Linux
Oh, the calamity of it all!IBM taking over Red Hat, Apple increasing product costs, and Windows 10 version 18.09 “October pause” stressing you out as we approach the Holiday? Does the thought of installing Debian just in case Ubuntu announces some even more “fantastic” shift given you a slight feeling of nausea?Never fear, everything will be alright. Wait long enough and the sea will settle down eventually. The one announcement I had hoped to hear (an updated iPad mini 5) hasn’t materialized, or maybe I missed it in the fine print.So if all seems a little chaotic lately it’s probably amplified somewhat by the approach of the Holidays followed by the end of the year just around the corner.It may seem like it’s been a strange year for Windows 10 updates, and a tad boring year for Linux desk

Cold Grey Sky

Blog
It seems to rain or threaten to rain almost everyday lately.The nights are windy and the early morning hours much colder than only a few weeks ago. Snow is in the air, not heavy yet, but soon the storms will arrive. I keep checking the latest laptop sales, because I think I should be able to find some decent deals as we head into the holiday season. There are some sales, but nothing I would call too good to pass up. There’s a difference between what I need, and what I’d like. I know I don’t really need a new laptop, but I wouldn’t mind upgrading if I thought it would have a positive impact on my work flow. In fact I’m questioning my need for any type of laptop since I seem to use my phone for almost everything I do. Phones seem to have slid into the $1000.00 price neighborhood. Powerfu

Howling In The Night

Blog, Recent Posts, Software
October ends on Halloween night. Spooky, cold windy nights relinquished to thoughts of witches, ghosts, and monsters. There’s nothing to fear, or so we are told. Are the ancient incantations of old simply a cloudy evolution on our current computer coding? The programs and configurations that run our modern world misunderstood by many who rely on this magic everyday. The disembodied voices from beyond time and space now traveling the world on multiple high speed networks. Of course we have new monsters to loath superimposed against vague shadows cast by massive assemblies of robots spawned by artificial intelligence run amuck. Oooh Scary stuff! Presumably very little has truly changed over the years beyond the current presentation. Writing code has morphed into the new wizardry which of

Dark Roasted Conspiracy

Software, Blog, Linux, Recent Posts
As the daylight hours grow shorter and darkness becomes the prevailing theme, the temperatures drop and the winds blow cold. It feels like the night never ends. The leaves are falling and swirling down the road. Without the sun’s energy and warmth, a good fire and a hot cup of dark roast coffee help take away the ever-present Autumn chill. Coffee is an ever-persistent habit for me. I like good coffee, and it keeps me going like high octane fuel. No cream, no sugar, not for me.I like coffee, just black coffee. The darker the roast, the better I like it. It’s a basic thing. You can make it more complicated than it has to be, or you can learn to appreciate it’s simplicity. I don’t care what other people put in their coffee, everyone is different. I only worry about my own. Just don’t mess w