Tag Archives: linux

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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The Madman Hat

I’m not much for selfies, but this one amused me. I caught myself in the reflection of our defunct Sears store window. It’s demise was not simply a bad business plan. Lots of currently operating stores are run even worse … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell 15-3593

After a bit of testing, I just wasn’t happy with how Xubuntu was working my new laptop. Messing with the Grub CLI every time I powered up wasn’t much fun. I decided to give OpenSUSE a try. It actually installed … 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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Human Politics 03

We are in a civil war. There will be a lot of destruction of physical property. But it won’t be like the old Civil War in the 1860s with massive organized movements on the battlefield. We may have something on … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends 09

First a little bikepacking update: Pray with me about the current situation. It’s really not about the planned-emic and quarantines. Camping on the ground in Oklahoma during the summer is very risky with biting insects. Their population is unusually high … Continue reading

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Busted, Again

I made an update to my post about mysterious traffic. The problem is most likely something inherent in Linux when running on that laptop. I cannot possibly account for what that might be, but the Linux OS is doing something … Continue reading

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Mysterious Network Traffic

So I restored Linux to my laptop. I tried out Xubuntu and OpenSUSE again before I settled on Linux Mint 19.3. There were some gotchas on Mint, too, but I think I’ve gotten past them. One of the things that … Continue reading

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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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