Category Archives: Computers

Here we go again . . . :-(

Yesterday I dug out a laptop that has been little used for most of the last year and totally unused since the fiasco of the Windows 1803 update.  The update failed completely on said machine, so having had enough trouble … Continue reading

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Updating the easy way . . .

I noticed en passant today on the tweeting channel that Linux Mint was mentioned and “17.3” was advertised as being available.  So, I followed the updating drill – which is virtually the same drill as for all routine updates – … Continue reading

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Trying out a new operating system . . . part the second

In my post of 1 November I said I was trying out Linux Mint with the KDE desktop.  What I did not say was that prior to that I was getting on very well with Linux Mint Cinnamon, but in … Continue reading

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Trying out a new Operating System . . .

So, here we go trying out a new distro of Linux – Linux Mint 17.2  with the KDE desktop.  A bit of a tussle compare with Cinnamon, but it should be “interesting” finding out how it works.

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FocusWriter on Linux Mint . . .

“Focuswriter is a fullscreen writing program designed to be distraction free. You can customize your environment by changing the font, colours, and background image to add ambiance. FocusWriter features an on-the-fly updating wordcount, optional auto-save, optional daily goals, and toolbars … Continue reading

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The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley . . .

Earlier I posted about my efforts to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  Thinking that the world was eager for my perceptive comments I posted on a forum that deals with Windows affairs and said those interested in my … Continue reading

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There is a new version of world available . . .

So, it goes.  It took about seven hours to get a workable computer again after I kicked off the Windows 10 update.  For anyone remotely interested here is a rough breakdown of the whole long drawn out process . . … Continue reading

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It still works . . .

Still familiarising myself with the Bluetooth keyboard and its connection.  It certainly makes this sort of activity much more practical than trying to achieve it via a touch screen.  A good investment.

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Messing about . . .

One of the joys of being retired is that you can indulge yourself by doing things that you want to do, rather than those things you feel you ought to be doing, or which somebody has told you to do … Continue reading

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More Messing About . . .

Now THIS post is being put up using Comodo Ice Dragon.  You get nothing if not variety here . . .

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