Monthly Archives: July 2008

Linux is not Windows

My first attempt to help a person bring up Linux turned out to be a big waste of my time. I received a cry for help email, saying that the individual wanted to install Linux because he couldn’t get Windows XP running on a Sony Laptop after removing Windows Vista.

Against my better judgment, I agreed to help. Bringing up a Linux system is always more difficult on a laptop and Sony can be more difficult than most laptops. Still, after listening to the reasons the individual needed to have a stable PC, I agreed. Continue reading Linux is not Windows

ASUS Eee – Practical use

I brought my ASUS Eee with me to give it some practical use. It was good, that I had done that, because we needed to get some information from the net. About an hour before we departed for the airport, Natalie realized that her hotel reservation in Geneve, didn’t provide the hotel’s telephone #.

Not a problem. A quick Google search, provided the hotel’s web page and all contact information.

The Eee may be Wee, but it still is mighty. 🙂

I have also been using it for entertainment. I downloaded Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” in audio form and stored it on the 6 gig flash drive. I also have a non-audio book, but may not get time to read it. I just listened to Chapter one. I have watched the Disney movie many times, but this is my first exposure to the book. Chapter one was 19 minutes in length.

I am happy to report that my Bronchitis seems to be coming under control. It is a good thing. I have things to do and places to see.

You may be interested to know that Natalie’s flight took off on schedule. A few tears were shed. I got a photo of Natalie and her sisters and mother in the terminal. I will post it when I get home.

That is all for now. Sofia is wanting me to go play with her.

On Hiatus

By the time this posts, I should be in Panama City. I will probably not be posting much until I return. I will try to keep up with comments and emails, but other than that, don’t expect much. Remember, absence makes the heart grow fonder. 🙂

Words that soak into your ears are whispered..not yelled.

Some Bits and Pieces

I am trying to ward off a touch of bronchitis. I went to the doctor yesterday. It was $5 for the consultation, diagnosing bronchitis, and $55 for the three medicines.

Yesterday was Natalie’s last Sunday in David and she got to choose what restaurant to go to. You guessed it. We went to Renegados. The food was as good as always.

I was supposed to help Dario with another class this evening, but I have canceled because of the way I feel.

I have an individual that wants to install Linux and have burned a couple CDs, and just need to figure out how to get them to him.

There is probably more that I am forgetting, but I need to go eat some breakfast and take my medicine.