Category Archives: Computers

Over the Cliff with the mighty Amazon . . .

Today I ordered something from Amazon. Pretty bad eh ? I made the mistake of doing the ordering on a tablet where old fingers don’t seem to work as well as young ones, and where one tap can cover about … Continue reading

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Testing, Testing . . .

Well. Talk about life at the bleeding edge. This is being posted (hopefully) using Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon and the WordPress 5 beta tester plugin. This plugin incidentally needs to be downloaded and then unzipped and uploaded via an FTP … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 19 “Tara” . . .

I decided today to fire up my Linux laptop as I knew there must be updates waiting. Indeed there were – many of them. The Update Manager soon had them all listed and on clicking “Install” they proceeded to do … Continue reading

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Word Press 5 Release Candidate . . .

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.0 is now available! This is an important milestone, as we near the release of WordPress 5.0. The WordPress 5.0 release date has shifted from the 27th to give more time for the RC to … Continue reading

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Heads Up Permalink Peeps . . .

A post written today in Gutenberg just would not publish, try as I might. So, as usual, off to the internetweb to see what others might be saying. It seems that if you have your wordpress.org permalink settings as “Day … Continue reading

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Why are we waiting . . . ?

Some time ago, I forget when, we were told to “Brace !” prior to the imminent arrival of a new version of WordPress which would incorporate the fully fledged version of Gutenberg. Well, Gutenberg is with us having gone through … Continue reading

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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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