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Nice and Quiet

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Sometimes a quiet day or two is just fine. No bad storms, no asteroid collision, no interesting tech news, just dull mediocrity. Yes, there's been some Linux Distro releases, and Apple product announcements, but nothing to lose any sleep over. There's no real reason to upgrade to a new laptop, no real need to update my iPhone, there's really nothing going on to get all worked up about, and that's not so bad. I can hold onto my wallet for a while, because I can't think of anything new recently announced that I really feel like I'm missing out on. That's good for me, but probably no so great for the industry. Too much excitement can sometimes cause real interesting news to get lost in a wave of noise. It's all perception. If you're actively looking and waiting for a particular hardware ...

Expect the Unexpected

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I started off on this holiday weekend expecting to write about a simple text based calendar/scheduler program I can run from a Linux shell. This was “calcurse”. It’s a nice simple program that works for me and is in line with the “Keep It Simple” philosophy.Well, that was the plan.I didn’t stick to the plan.I got sidetracked playing around with a few Distros and ended up spending more time than I should have with some old computers and the latest releases of AntiX, Ubuntu Budgie, and Netrunner. It’s fairly easy to while away the hours setting up and trying out multiple Linux distributions. I wouldn’t say it’s a waste of time because I always learn something new tinkering with my computers.These are all very solid Debian based Operating systems, but that doesn’t always work ou
Quest for Distro

Quest for Distro

We may never find the one "perfect" laptop/OS combination that works best for everyone, but sometimes I think I get close. Yes, I reluctantly dual boot Windows 10 and a Linux distro, but it's because it's sometimes practical to have both operating systems on one machine. Trying out different Linux distros on underpowered laptops is very therapeutic in away. Yes, it takes a little time, and may often seem bewildering to the uninitiated, but it's sort of a hobby of mine. Of course, there are many I haven't tried, and some that I knew immediately was a waste of time. I've tried many of the "Standard Distros" and found the majority useful, but the perfect one still eludes me. Over the years I've learned to appreciate the work of the developers and most of the Linux community. Admittedly, I s...