Category: Thank You Sir May I Have Another

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, most of the “install” buttons just show the user a blue Cylon Eye with not so much as an idiot indicator bar. No messages and no concept of just how long something was going to take. I tried to install the NVidia drivers this way three times. Each time it took forever and claimed success. Each reboot showed that nothing worked. Finally I closed that and ran the “Device Driver Manager” directly. The second or…

Information Technology Thank You Sir May I Have Another

Over the past weekend my Internet connection was pretty horrible. After the failure of antiX I wasted a lot of time pulling down 4MLinux. Many attempts to get a successful download then a lot of disappointment trying out the distro. My standard philosophy when trying out new distros, even bad ones, is to burn a DVD which eventually ends up in this Case Logic carry case because it will be used on more than one machine in the next 6-8 months. This disk and antiX went in the trash. Once I got over the weirdness of this distro I tried to install the NVidia drivers. Nope, distro doesn’t host pre-built ones, you have to endure the pain of installing build-essentials and compiling from scratch the first time. Guess what? There…

Information Technology Thank You Sir May I Have Another

I hate to say it, but this was a waste of a DVD.  I should have put this on an RW instead of just a single use disk. The description looked so good. I’ve gotten really tired of Don’t-Test-Squat-Ubuntu distros. As Canonical pushes more and more of the testing responsibilities out to the other distros, the quality of that distro tree drops exponentially. The YABU Linux-Lite I had on the 6-core AMD with 24Gig of RAM, 384 Cuda core and an SSD was starting to feel heavier than a Mack Truck. I was also getting tired of all the issues. Keep in mind the current mission in life for that machine is running BOINC. It’s a spare I take to client sites and occasionally use to look something up or…

Information Technology Thank You Sir May I Have Another

Now that Bill Cosby’s trial has ended in a mistrial I find myself wondering why Bill Cosby found himself up on charges but Bill Clinton did not. This seems like a vicious miscarriage of justice. When one looks back at what still remains on-line about the Bill Clinton rape of Juanita Broaddrick there seems to be just as much if not more evidence against Bill Clinton yet he never faced charges. Personally I have an immense hatred of people playing the race card at each and every turn and media eating it up for the click-bait it is. While a large part of me is tempted to lean that way on this one a bit more thought has one determining this is simply corruption in action. Bill Clinton didn’t face…

Experience Politics Thank You Sir May I Have Another

One universal fact in life is that you can only get so far being an asshole. Travis Kalanick found that out this week. This whole brow beat employees into slavery thing is so very Walmart, most likely the next company to have an Uber fail. CEOs who decide they want more for themselves arbitrarily slashing wages will always suffer a backlash and leave the company with a stigma. Let’s face it, the video of the CEO arguing (really attempting to beat into submission by hollering) is never going away. Competitors have seen the unwashed rectal sphincter manner of Uber and are launching their companies sans most of those flaws.  

Experience Investing Thank You Sir May I Have Another