It's hard to believe that the Challenger disaster happened 30 years ago today. I was in seventh grade at the time, and learned of it in school. First, the announcement over the PA system, then the remainder of the school day was spent watching the coverage on TV.
I don't watch a lot of television. When I do, it's usually a New England local sports event. On the rare occasion I do find myself getting into a series, I am always late to the game: The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, Game of Thrones... I have been in catch up mode with... Continue Reading →
I've been a long time Android user - approximately four years now since moving off of a feature phone, and using an iPod touch for my media consumption and apps. I've been mostly happy with Android, especially the latest revisions (Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, and Kit Kat). So maybe this is less to do... Continue Reading →
I wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a Happy New Year, and hope that you all have had a great Holiday season. In reviewing my WordPress "year in review" that all WordPress.com users get, I realized that I have somewhat neglected this blog over the past year - two posts were published. Not... Continue Reading →
A couple of months back, I was weighing my options for a new system. After I wrote my past post, I went and installed the evaluation version of Windows 8, and chose to use as my primary system, which turned out I did so for about three weeks. After all, I did want to give... Continue Reading →
I've been running on an aging low end laptop for close to a year now, after passing down my main system to my son after his system died. The laptop I'm on now was never meant to be my main system, but an extra for testing, or something I could bring down to the shop... Continue Reading →
A few posts back I made reference to "tabletizing" the desktop/laptop OS. Since that post, Linux Mint has remained at the top position on Distrowatch, followed by Mageia, then Ubuntu. Distrowatch may not be the "be all end all" of distro ratings, but seems to be one of the best indicators of at least interest... Continue Reading →