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Strange Encounter of the First Kind

Definitely not meeting up with the space aliens. But strange things started happening with my Intel NUC mini PC. It seemed to be possessed by something.

The computer started freezing. Meaning it froze the screen display and would not respond to any user inputs. Total system lock-up.

Microsoft and WIN10 (I have pro) are always doing updates and changing things. So it is very difficult to know in which direction to look for the problem. Also, I have had several firmware updates to the NUC embedded software (Archaically referenced as the BIOS)

The only way to escape the freeze was to pull the power plug and recover from a […] Continue reading » Strange Encounter of the First Kind

The Linux Win?

Windows 10 can now run Linux!  Big news event. 

It’s true but one must read the fine print. It’s a command line only version of Linux. It runs in a WIN10 terminal window. It is not a GUI full desktop distro.

The version style (brand name) can be chosen from the Microsoft Store like an application.  The flavor, like Ubuntu version or Suse is selected. But they are all command line only. Very much like (and probably are) the server versions.

Fine if one is developing a code application or running command line. Perhaps they can be run headless with a GUI terminal. That seem a bit clumsy. I […] Continue reading » The Linux Win?

Thank You Linus

Linus Torvalds

Fired up Sandbox (my Linux computer) which has been silent for a few months. Checked out the OS (operating system) and did some software updates. Sandbox wasn’t asking for them but since they were available, I brought sandbox up to the now-current status.

Windows 10 OS is still a PITA when doing updates. It’s like a bully who picks on me to have its way. It will run one over to get an update done. Not user friendly in any sense. MAC-OS (Apple) is much friendlier with updates, but they do show up every few months.

Linux is really the “rock” of user friendly computing. […] Continue reading » Thank You Linus

What I Am…

Where I spent my “allowance” in the 1950’s.

Read a comment made by an old (youngish 66 year old) dude about his involvement with 3D printing. He said he is a retired engineer. The reason he loved 3D printing wasn’t from what he made. It was the complexity and constant challenge to learn and understand the technical process. The CAD; the item design; the CNC; the process; the hardware; the mental stimulation. It had to be complex and difficult or he wouldn’t be interested.

I realized I was reading my own mind. It isn’t about what I make at all. It is all about mastering the […] Continue reading » What I Am…

Carlson Aircraft Website

Picked up an old webmaster job for a website I originally created and managed for a few years. http://carlsonaircraft.com. The business, Carlson Aircraft Inc. was created by Ernie and Mary Carlson. I eventually transferred website management to a new owner, Jeff Earnest (Mary’s son) and hadn’t touched it for years.

It’s not a secure SSL (https://) URL and it DOES NOT collect or send personal or private information. It doesn’t NEED to be secure. Present day web browsers like to complain and warn about non-SSL websites, but there is nothing to fear. It is what is called a “display” site.

The original website […] Continue reading » Carlson Aircraft Website