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Review: Odyssey Blue J4105 MiniPC

Review: Odyssey Blue J4105 MiniPC Dylan Burger, Canada My transition to Linux has triggered a bit of a hardware buying spree in me over the past few months. It hasn’t been anything crazy (no matter how much I want a Thelio Mega); aside from a work laptop I actually haven’t spent more than $300 USD […]

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So Long, and Thanks for all the Phish

(and worms, adware, and spyware…)Dylan BurgerCanada I am (was) a lifelong Microsoft user dating back to the DOS/Windows 3.1 days; never really wanted to switch. For the longest time Windows didn’t just serve my needs, it excited me. I can remember getting Windows 95 on release day and having the sense of wonder exploring for […]

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Distrohoppers’ Digest Rolls On

This past Friday (12/11/20), I got together with my friends Tony Hughes and Dale Miracle through the miracle of the Internet and recorded a new episode of Distrohoppers’ Digest. Tony and I started this show in April of 2018, just barely making it the first distrohopping show or segment in podcasting, and we are the […]

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Mageia 8 Beta 2

I was looking for a distro to try for the next episode of Distrohoppers’ Digest (https://distrohoppersdigest.blogspot.com) and thought I’d revisit Mageia, currently in a Beta 2 of its next version. Mandrake was my first successful installation of a Linux distro, so I like to check up on how things are going. Mageia appears to be […]

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Too Much Going On

I knew when I got talked into starting this website that I would not be able to come up with a lot of new things. I have asked in many online groups for people who would want to write an article for the page. I also need someone to organize this site better, it’s all […]

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Adventures In Boot

This is an excerpt of my presentation in mintCast 333.5. I thought I had done this already; we’re up to Episode 346 now. It does not cover ALL the bases but it should give someone a head start. This report is not meant to be a Deep Dive so much as an I Want It […]

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Machines, raining.

My main computer got shorted out accidentally, and while I was waiting for a replacement power supply, I got donated two other machines. One is a quad-core Xeon HP Z400 Workstation, and I’ve got that working now. I needed some help with that. Another is an older HP tower, and that one will not turn […]

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It’s raining computers

A lot of my readers and listeners know how broke I am. I’ve never managed to talk a computer-based employer into giving me a job, despite my decades of personal experience. I’m currently unemployed, although that could break at any minute as I have three solid prospects (Sep 6 2020). Two weeks ago, my hand […]

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Other Pages

I’m to be found in various places on the Internet, on different topics. My personal blog is to be found at Peaceful Hippo, and I also have blogs at Dreamwidth (music and creativity) and LinuxQuestions.org (Linux and computers). I also maintain Triad Bardic College‘s website. I’m also featured on two podcasts, mintCast and Distrohoppers’ Digest […]

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Apologies

Get yourself a WordPress instance, they said. It’s easy to use, they said. Nobody could mess it up, they said. You’ve seen my last post. I did everything the way the editor(s) told me to do it. It’s not good, despite many corrections. Help is requested.

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