Thursday, September 9, 2010

Grand kids and working on Linux

Another day rolls by without much in the way of accomplishments.  This retired thing could get habit forming!   We were having our one year old over for a little visit mid morning, so we both settled in for that.

I headed out for another Doctor's appointment about mid morning, but came back within the hour.  And by early afternoon, I had ridden the scooter over to Wendy's for the Jr cheeseburger and small fries.  That meal deal is $2.99, so you know about how small it really is.

Once back home, I settled in to surf the web and work on Ubuntu.  I was using Chrome, and I am becoming more used to what to do next.  I still look at the menus at the top in a kind of amazement as to how simple they are.  But the buttons are in the wrong place, since I am so used to fire fox.

My Skype program hasn't worked under the latest version of Ubuntu.  Research offered a number of fix ideas, but after a while and an uncontrolled nap, I decided to change a driver program back to the older version, and just like that I had a bingo!  These are problems that are not as easily repaired under the linux.

So if you are easily frustrated by computers that don't quite work just perfectly, then linux may not be for you.  Some folks thrive on these issues, and write numerous entries on the Wiki describing the 'how to' on fixing stuff.  All I do is read their posts.  Then decide what might work here.

Maybe I ought to get a little more main line and use microsoft more..........Nah!  What am I saying?

Tonight I went on the scoot over to Wal-Mart and bought a tie down strap for the scooter.  A heavier set than what I used last year, since the bike now weighs twice as much.

Also, I spent about an hour on the skype phone with a friend up in Iowa, just to prove that it now works OK.  And it did!

So its midnight and I haven't much to show for another day!

Retired Rod


  1. Glad to see you got Skype working, it sure saves us a lot of money on phone calls when we're on the road. As for Ubuntu, well......... let's just say I already spend enough time on computers and leave it at that!

  2. Wow! Four software programs in one post that I have never used.

    I must be out of touch.


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