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Old 09-07-2018, 05:34 PM   #1666
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I use a thumb drive that uses E2B to boot any of about 27 different live-cd images, as needed. On some OLD hardware that cannot boot from USB drives I even have to use real floppies or real CD media, but that is rare and special.
Wow this is quite impressive. Do you support older PCs for work ? Thanks for sharing.
 
Old 09-07-2018, 05:38 PM   #1667
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This is good to know and a nice read:
https://www.maketecheasier.com/insta...on-old-laptop/

Some interesting links:
https://www.howtoforge.com/linux-csh-command/
https://opensource.com/article/18/8/...ed-up-computer
Check these out online: Colibri Browser, Velt/OS
https://linuxtechlab.com/mariadb-adm...nds-beginners/
https://opensource.com/article/18/8/...gramming-linux

Any OS can be installed as a base install without the desktop and the programs needed for CLI
use later on added. This is a good tip to remember eventho most know this.

At this point, with time I am having lesser interest in keeping up with old PC software also and prefer to use what
I already have. Sometimes I even feel like having a totally offline older PC with FreeDOS on it loaded with the most vital
files I need. This will help me focus on its use rather than get distracted by the OS and other things. With time I might go
this way.
 
Old 09-08-2018, 07:07 AM   #1668
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At this point, with time I am having lesser interest in keeping up with old PC software also and prefer to use what
I already have. Sometimes I even feel like having a totally offline older PC with FreeDOS on it loaded with the most vital
files I need. This will help me focus on its use rather than get distracted by the OS and other things. With time I might go
this way.
I haven't dabbled with much of anything lately, only my regular stuff, but I used to have an old computer with FreeDOS & a music player software loaded up with all my tunes, just switch on & seconds later be listening to music.
 
Old 09-08-2018, 08:54 AM   #1669
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NASA's About to Give Away a Mountain of Its Code:
https://www.wired.com/2014/04/nasa-guidebook/
 
Old 09-08-2018, 08:58 AM   #1670
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Jack Ma is retiring:
https://www.theguardian.com/business...re-say-reports
He is going to focus on Philanthropy after retirement, this is quite noble. Even the Bible tells us to
give and assist all:
https://biblereasons.com/giving-and-generosity/

Try and assist others with linux and old computers among other things when and where possible.
Encourage others also to do so. Let the good things continue on.
 
Old 09-08-2018, 09:35 AM   #1671
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Wow this is quite impressive. Do you support older PCs for work ? Thanks for sharing.
I did until an employment change in late 2015. The company had an IT policy of keeping everything in support, but corporate had a policy of pushing back on anything that looked like spending money. Many here know exactly what that look like.

My company also had clients who could run into issues. If a company is bound by contracts and policy so that a company wide upgrade takes about two years or more and they learn that something is going our of support in just 18 months, things get interesting. In addition they might have a mix of our hardware and their own, and hardware changes have been crazy, with hardware in support sometimes no longer optimal for the new OS version. "I" love it, but it can be a problem for small corporations.

I was one of those who kept things working until the plan came together. I miss it, but not the 60 hour weeks.
 
Old 09-14-2018, 07:35 PM   #1672
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Retro is beautiful:
http://englishrussia.com/2018/09/13/...s-over-russia/
 
Old 09-15-2018, 06:07 AM   #1673
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Much that is just "old" is a bit ugly. Old with STYLE has a timeless "cool" factor that I just love. Ancient cars, computers, jewelry, small appliances (my gas stove was made the year I was born), houses ...
 
Old 09-15-2018, 08:23 AM   #1674
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I was one of those who kept things working until the plan came together. I miss it, but not the 60 hour weeks.
I have been thru similar situations in other places, I was younger then and needed the cash, so it was all good back then.

Downsizing, taking the road less traveled helps some, not all are meant to be big, check out this interesting video:
Why I QUIT being an Airline Pilot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8hCIolZRTU

Perhaps for IT folks here it might mean moving to a smaller City/Town working for a smaller firm with lesser hours/pay but having a more quality life.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 08:25 AM   #1675
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Much that is just "old" is a bit ugly. Old with STYLE has a timeless "cool" factor that I just love. Ancient cars, computers, jewelry, small appliances (my gas stove was made the year I was born), houses ...
One can endup collecting a lot of retro stuff, I have fallen for this before. Now, like going for retro software instead of actual hardware, one can also do retro art. Here is a nice start for it below.

Art of Pastel Painting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIylGBLjii8

I have to admit that altho pastels look interesting, I don't like the fixative part, personally I prefer crayons, oil pastels for now mostly. Every now and then, the pastel craze does bite me and I give in a little WITHOUT the fixative.
 
Old 09-15-2018, 03:44 PM   #1676
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Here is a very nice online color mixing tool below, fun to try:
https://trycolors.com/

I researched further and found that the DRY pastel powder is toxic, not good for breathing,
not good for pets/seniors etc., The fixative need is not the only factor, was also told
that glass is needed to truly frame a finished pastel painting. Glass is expensive. All these make pastel painting quite inconvenient for me personally. I can use this for a quick study but that is about it. Otherwise, I will avoid dry pastels.

Not all that is retro is good, some can be toxic, bad also, better to be careful and research around a bit.
 
Old 09-16-2018, 03:32 PM   #1677
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I did get tempted today and did a few abstract pastel art outside in my balcony. Kept
them in a filer, didn't use the fixative and don't intend to use it. Will be nice if I can get a plastic cover to preserve/show them.

Here is one of my former acrylic abstract paintings, this is from 2008, I was trying wet media also back then:
https://imgur.com/a/gWZVc8A
 
Old 09-17-2018, 09:30 AM   #1678
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I did another pastel abstract art today in the balcony, there was pastel powder all over
my dress still.

This is where an old PC with linux comes in very handy. It is good to scan such art and see the digital image of it, or use a software to make digital art of the same kind. This will help reduce the cost of storing it, the clutter, toxicity etc., This is the best solution but for now I don't feel like doing it to be sincere, just extra work.
 
Old 09-18-2018, 07:19 AM   #1679
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This is a very positive development, empathy is a very vital human trait, as Linux Torvalds reflects and improves in this regard, it is expected to make Linux more user friendly in the future:
http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps....19-leadership
 
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This is a very positive development, empathy is a very vital human trait, as Linux Torvalds reflects and improves in this regard, it is expected to make Linux more user friendly in the future:
http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps....19-leadership
30 Traits of an Empath:
https://themindunleashed.com/2013/10...of-empath.html

Showing more empathy makes humanity a lot more better, life easier. Check out that list to see if you are an Empath or not.
 
  


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