Tag Archives: computer technology

Regarding Past Predictions

One of my predictions from the past came true, but I didn’t recognize it at the time. I suggested that Microsoft would jump the shark, and they did. It was the one-two punch of Windows 8 and Windows 10. I … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE: No Sales Pitch

The average consumer gives precious little thought to the technology they use, beyond concerns with their own convenience. The only time they start caring about what’s going on behind the interface they experience is when failures impinge on their convenience. … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE Admin: Unneeded Services

This one is pretty easy, since the defaults tend to be sensible, for the most part. I have identified only three default services that may not be that useful to the average user. The technique is simple. Open YaST, look … Continue reading

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Current News Review 03

There hasn’t been a lot of new stories to discuss lately. It’s not as if nothing is happening, but this fake impeachment nonsense has been the excuse to avoid reporting real news. This year the Upper Midwest farm planting got … Continue reading

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Quiet But Not Gone

I still can’t explain why I switched, and it’s not subject to debate, but I’ve been running OpenSUSE the past few days and I’m pretty happy with it. There were some gotchas, like not having installed by default the software … Continue reading

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Playing with Sprint Sonim XP3

This is not a review, just sharing my experience. We bought this thing (Sonim XP3, AKA XP3800) yesterday and it is quite a different device from any previous flip phone I’ve had. The first thing you’ll notice is that the … Continue reading

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Quantum Computing: Can’t Byte It

There is a huge gap between consumer grade understanding of computer technology and the kind of specialized theoretical background it takes to even understand quantum computing. A lot of techies don’t get quantum computing. Worse, a lot of people who … Continue reading

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