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Loose Ends Fraying

I’m not sure I can tie up all the loose ends to my own satisfaction. There’s a sense in which getting older means you’ve learned some things don’t really matter. There have been a lot of stuff I was willing … Continue reading

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Just a Tech Note

For those who have any use for my technology writing, I wanted to report that Manjaro is not ready for prime time. I ran it for two weeks on my Dell Inspiron 15-3000 series of recent manufacture and it was … Continue reading

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We Are Terrorists

Here’s what I actually believe about the vaccine push: It has very little to do with what the vaccine might do to us, and everything to do with a wealth transfer and government power. Big Pharma has long been a … Continue reading

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A Brief Intermission

I’m not hiding. This is one of those rare times when there’s very little to say until something changes. Sure, a few minor details have changed: I got my handlebars raised until I’m sitting nearly upright. It was necessary to … Continue reading

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Xubuntu 20.04 on Inspiron 15-3593

This is a 2020 model, so all the hardware is quite recent, to include an Ice Lake processor (10th generation). As with most Dell hardware, it generally works rather well with anything derived from Ubuntu. The initial big problem was … Continue reading

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Human Politics 05

Be aware of the trends. Otherwise you can’t know enough to intelligently decide when to buck those trends. You have to count the cost of going your own way, and ensure that you know what you are getting into when … Continue reading

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Oppression Has No Flavor

Surveillance is not the issue. The only time surveillance is a real threat is when the forces behind it are big enough to be a serious problem to those they snoop. But the victims of surveillance vastly outnumber the snoops … Continue reading

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Followup to Battle Stations

Ref: Battle Stations? Not Yet Here’s the fallout: My desktop is running Win10, which is what came with it. My laptop is running Xubuntu 19.10, which is very close to what came with it. I don’t have to tweak either … Continue reading

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Running OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

I’ve switched my desktop from Xubuntu to OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. That’s how I spent a good chunk of yesterday. I won’t bother explaining why; it wouldn’t make much sense to anyone but me. However, keep in mind that I claim such … Continue reading

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Linux on HP Pavilion 590-p0044

First, perform due diligence. You need a Linux distro with a recent kernel to handle the Vega 11 graphics. I tested Ubuntu 19.04, Xubuntu 19.04 and OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. These three all handled it just fine, but Xubuntu was the … Continue reading

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