December 20, 2010

Geekiness Takes Over

It's been a while since I mentioned that we have a netbook - the EEE PC.  We bought it a couple of years ago and it's been okay.  It came with Xandros Linux, was good for getting online and doing some simple stuff.  However, it's been a while since the company has sent out any updates and the poor old thing was not performing so well anymore. The worst part was, we tried to update Firefox and it was a nightmare.  Time to find something new.

Today we updated it to Ubuntu Linux.  We downloaded an iso image and booted from the USB to see if it would work with this little thing.  Then the fun began.  Ubuntu could see the wired NIC but not the wireless.  We tried a number of things including trying to install other kernels - which didn't work.  I have no idea why it happened but... we walked away for a bit and when we came back, the wireless connection was available. 

It's one of those things that makes me want to scream because it doesn't make any sense.  I shouldn't complain since we got it going.  After we used it for a short time, we installed it and blew away the old Xandros.  It's nice and updated and faster than the old stuff.  Now it's in the middle of doing software updates, but so far so good.

We did walk earlier today and the pond has turned half way to ice.  It even looks as if people have been skating on it!  I'm amazed - it hasn't been frozen that long.  You wouldn't catch me out there until it's been below freezing for at least 3 weeks not one. Heh.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

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December 09, 2010

Amazing Little Thing... The Internet

When stuff works, then suddenly it doesn't, this bothers me. Actually it pisses me the hell off.  This is a meandering dialog, a stroll through my brain, which will likely bore you to tears.  So feel free to ignore the rest.

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