This blog is on the move, and its continuation can be found at : Lengthening Shades where I hope we shall continue our acquaintance for some time yet . . . WordPress updated to v. 4.9.4, themes and plugins updated, 11 February 2018.
I have just deleted 50 spam emails – 24 hours worth – and received about 5 that were genuine. Will the spammers eventually kill off email as any sort of useful tool ? For the spammers a bit like sawing off the branch that you are sitting on.
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 – and at 12.40 pm started off the update/upgrade to 17.3 Cinnamon. I meant to notice… Read More »
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 previous adventures I always suspected that the KDE desktop might be superior, and bring with… Read More »
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.
Imageshack has announced that as of 1 November 2015, if you want to use it for image hosting and the ability to insert images in websites, forums etc you will have to upgrade to a paid version. Being a mean old so and so – but more practically one who uses the site only occasionally… Read More »
“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 that hide away to allow you to focus more clearly. Additionally, when you open the… Read More »
Some time ago I was a bit of a fan of iGoogle. I got my home page all set up and found it jolly useful. Then, shock horror, the Googlies announced that they were doing away with it. Of customer friendly consultation there was none. Some casting about on, ironically, Google search found a number… Read More »
No, I don’t expect that you did, because you wouldn’t think about it. But last evening something quite notable and unusual happened on TV. After the BBC National News at 10.00 pm we went as usual to BBC Look North and in turn, after that, to the local weather forecast. We put the subtitles on… Read More »
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 experiences could be viewed via the hyperlink HERE. Alas in my innocence I forgot the… Read More »