Computer/Software

Fedora’s Out To Pasture

I had to let the Fedora 18 spherical cow out to pasture. She just wouldn’t give me any milk. Nothing is more wasteful in a sandbox than a dry cow, except maybe a cat with well, you know, ha! Now I am running Ubuntu 12.10 in the sandbox. That’s what the sandbox is, a place to try things you wouldn’t do to a critical computer. I also took out the dual boot I had into...

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Free Software for Movie Making

It’s obvious I get a lot of enjoyment about playing around in Linux. I see I can use it in many ways that were not possible when I first got interested in what Linux could do. In those early days I just wanted something to run packet radio BBS for my ham station. A friend of mine Fred Sole WB8LVP got me into early Slackware distro’s (Slackware is still alive and kicking) as he was...

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Sick Cow

This is for you Linux users… The Spherical Cow, AKA Fedora 18 wasn’t running too good today. It became constipated trying to do a normal software update from the X-Window GUI. It said there were 96 updates waiting and then would just hang. I tried several remedies and reboots but the cure was at the command line. It’s nice to not forget your “roots” so to speak. (That’s a deliberate pun…) I opened a terminal...

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New Blog

I started a new blog yesterday. HA! Like I don’t have enough… Actually it is a totally new blog using blogging software I have only experimented with in the past. The blog is contained within The Hobbyist Workshop website and is not stand alone like all my others. So that makes it very specific to the website that contains it. Just what I wanted, The new blog operates very differently from this WordPress based system...

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