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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…

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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…

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Short story collection (horror, humor, & historical) Date Published: 7/23/2017 Publisher: JME Books     Have you ever noticed that reading a book on the toilet takes forever? Wouldn’t it be nice to have stories suited to your specific potty needs? This collection of short stories ranges from 50 words to more than 50 pages, separated in categories labeled to fit your bathroom needs: NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO, and FARFROMPOOPIN. The idea is to give you, the reader, a great deal of material to read, tailored and categorized to the needs of your intestines and bladder. So go ahead, get comfortable, pull out your Squatty Potty® and enjoy some fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, and humor from the comfort of your own throne…the john…the latrine…your office…the bathroom, whatever you want…

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Those of us old enough to have worked with actual continuous form printouts have a certain soft spot for printed code. Oh, not on that nasty loose white paper which comes out of our laser printers, but that always in the right order continuous stuff. It made great scratch paper. Most WordPress themes don’t even try to get close to the look and feel for either the <code> or <pre> tags. On rare occasions you can find one which does a bang up job duplicating the numbered border and punched holes just like the real McCoy. With just a tiny bit of effort you can get something close. When you are in your dashboard and hover over “Appearance” a sub-menu displays the “Customize” entry. Somewhere on the left of that…

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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…

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