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Old 09-23-2018, 01:50 AM   #1681
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Few more recent media pieces here below in regards to Linus:
https://www.newyorker.com/science/el...ux-steps-aside
https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-...d-brave-thing/

I am not perfect, I was bullied and hence in turn was a bully in the long term past. However, as an adult I realized time is precious, I am not on this earth forever, this earth is not my permanent home and the day of the last login and exit from this planet will come for me one day. Hence, I try to be friendly and kind to others in my interaction, if possible I try to help out a little. The Bible also suggests this.

Here are two positive things I learned yesterday:
A. 25 uses for sticky notes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaPgflLgGHU
https://howdoesshe.com/20-ways-to-use-sticky-notes/

B. 10 Cheap Artist tips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9uclqpMg28
https://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/39-ea...for-your-walls
https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/che...k-paper-256374

The above give a lot less reasons to be online so they are good actually. I never thought of the idea of
using postitnotes to do art, this is so awesome. I do have a lot of challenges from time to time, but when I do art, I am literally coming out with flying colors. Will try and share this with others in real life also.
 
Old 09-23-2018, 01:52 AM   #1682
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https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10307

I thought Barry retired from Puppy Linux, maybe I misread it, nice to see the new version of Puppy Quirky, altho I will not be switching to it. On second thoughts, maybe I must atleast DL, keep the ISO and try it in the future, no need to change to it.
 
Old 09-23-2018, 05:30 PM   #1683
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I bought a Sony Mini Stereo in 2007, it worked very well and still does. However, the remote stopped working 2 days ago, replaced the battery, hard rebooted the stereo, wiped the remote sensor area on the remote and the stereo etc., nothing helped. There is no way to reset it.
Some sell the remote on ebay but not upto buying on eBay. Without the remote I can't set the time on it, can't use the alarm on it, can't preset radio stations conveniently and can't use the line in with an external device. Having severe withdrawal effects, shows how much I am glued to tech. Need to get used to living without this remote. If I had old PC on all the time, then I can use the alarm on it but not upto that now. Prefer to turn it off when not in use.
 
Old 09-24-2018, 04:07 AM   #1684
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This looks useful, to get news headlines in the CLI, however seems to be a complicated install. If anyone tries this, please share related experience, thanks in advance:
https://www.ostechnix.com/clinews-re...m-commandline/
 
Old 09-24-2018, 05:34 AM   #1685
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FreedomBox is a really interesting project, good to know this, works on mini PCs.

https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/QuestionsAndAnswers
https://wiki.debian.org/FreedomBox/Manual
https://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/single-board-computers
 
Old 09-25-2018, 08:09 AM   #1686
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Few different things.

1. Loose contact on my PC speakers on/off switch got really bad again. Disconnected the
speakers from power, PC, opened it, there were a lot of particles, dust insides, cleaned
all those, removed the on/off switch knob and then kept the on/off switch in one position
all the time using duct tape and post it notes. This worked well. The put the speaker back together.

2. Art gives a special edge in life, this man got out of prison due to his color pencils art work:
https://www.golfdigest.com/story/for...ears-in-prison

3. Getting used to my mini stereo without the remote. Over the years, few times I fell asleep with the remote and rolled over it, this lead to its extended use and battery drain, very likely affecting its lifespan.

4. Due to local elections there was one person on radio saying she has a 12 year old PC and hope this doesn't conk out as she doesn't have the cash to buy a new one. Wish folks looked into old, used PCs more and Linux also.

5. I feel like drawing more now just with a HB pencil, wish I had done this in the past instead of being worried or bored, then could have improvised a lot by now.
 
Old 09-25-2018, 10:08 AM   #1687
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I feel like drawing more now just with a HB pencil, wish I had done this in the past instead of being worried or bored, then could have improvised a lot by now.
Sometimes it just takes time to find out what really works for you.
 
Old 09-26-2018, 01:54 PM   #1688
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Old Apple Computer Auction Sale:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...000-at-auction
 
Old 09-27-2018, 06:51 PM   #1689
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Society that maintains old supercomputers. This was so unexpected, these things cost quite a bit.
https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/tacc-c...supercomputers
 
Old 10-02-2018, 05:45 AM   #1690
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https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10307

I thought Barry retired from Puppy Linux, maybe I misread it, nice to see the new version of Puppy Quirky, altho I will not be switching to it. On second thoughts, maybe I must atleast DL, keep the ISO and try it in the future, no need to change to it.
This review on the latest Quirky is far from positive:
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?i...0181001#quirky

Hope they take this feedback and improve. So far I am glad I didn't DL this.
 
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I seem to be using Tiny Core on my less speedy computers these days.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 07:18 AM   #1692
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Sometimes it just takes time to find out what really works for you.
Steve Jobs learned Calligraphy early in his life, this helped him design the different fonts for the Mac. Calligraphy has a very deep, rich history in China, they even do paintings with Calligraphy materials. The set for this is very cheap but takes a lot of skill to learn and patience to use.

I am seeing folks that are deeply content with just pencil and paper these days. Their blessing is special.

Charcoal drawing is another related area.
 
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I seem to be using Tiny Core on my less speedy computers these days.
I always had issues with tiny core, so gave up on it.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 07:20 AM   #1694
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I encourage all who have a deep interest in arts, specially visual arts to join here and share. It is fun to combine this interest with Linux.
 
Old 10-02-2018, 07:27 AM   #1695
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These commands are good to know:
https://www.howtoforge.com/linux-rea...lpath-command/
 
  


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