Tag: Google

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

Some number of years ago I wrote articles for Fool.com or some blog portion of it. I don’t even know if they have that site or any portion of it anymore. I actually got along with one of the people I reported to, so not a bad experience. Then, one day, when management was changing hands or some such thing, I created and submitted a post saying Google made a lot of money on click fraud. I had dutifully found all of these message boards with people claiming they were making $15K, $30K or more per month with a series of parked domains and some convoluted method of getting them indexed which caused impressions and clicks to happen. What was striking was I didn’t find any corresponding posts from advertisers…

Experience Investing Politics Thank You Sir May I Have Another

Anyone who has tried a YABU (Yet Another uBUntu) based on Ubuntu 16.x knows they really hosed wireless networking. My HP laptop has become almost unusable when it comes to checking email or writing a blog post in bed. It was fine before this debacle. Given that Ubuntu 16.04 has been out for 8 months I don’t really see any light at the end of this particular tunnel. This finally pushed me to get a Netgear AC1200 USB Wifi adapter. I might have been able to use one of my older external adapters, but, none of them went up to even wireless N so I might as well make the leap to AC1200 which is what my routers are. Does a geek really need an excuse to buy a new…

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This post could have also been titled “When Did Republican Become the Party of Treason?” Today there are news reports of various Republican party elders trying to get Trump to remove himself as the party nominee. They complain about the devastation down ticket candidates are suffering because of him either because he is against them directly or because of his actions. The party of angry old white men seems desperate to “keep everything like it was.” Analysts far and wide are calling this their last hurrah. What the Republican party has failed to realize is that their vision never looks past the end of the next lobbyist check or Super PAC contribution. This lack of vision and incessant need to play dirty tricks desperately trying to cling to power is…

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My Web sites are hosted by JustHost.com. While I don’t have problems with sites going down I would not recommend anyone exposing themselves to what passes for technical support either via on-line chat or God forbid, phone. The reason I have had multiple contacts with their support is I keep getting postcards in the mail from Janus saying they tried to deliver to me electronically but the email did not go through. I would endure another long period on chat hold (they stopped people from creating tickets and exchanging email quite some time ago) trying to get the 2 email addresses the postcards indicated cleared to come through again. You see, the service subscribes to Spam Assassin and some other black list service. Apparently Janus uses those same to email…

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