Monday, August 17, 2015

What’s Going On Here

Haven’t posted anything all day, and I’m not especially certain what to talk about. Let’s see…

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While I’m quite happy with Ubuntu on my laptop, the thought occurred to me that, no matter what they say, I should be entitled to a Windows 10 upgrade, even though I no longer have a Windows machine. So, I asked about it today on their forum, and haven’t heard back from them. Maybe I should take it as a sign. My biggest concern is that I’ll get questions about it from people I know who install it and can’t find anything and can’t do anything, and I’m really not the sort to shrug my shoulders and say “beats me.”

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There’s one specific Windows program that I like to run, Solitude for Windows, written by Dave Bernazzini. It’s a collection of 91 different solitaire games, great for killing time when I’ve finished everything I need to do for the day. To run it, I use wine, a program that allows me to run Windows programs on either Linux or Mac OS X. It’s a Windows emulator, although they tell you the name means “wine is not an emulator.” If you’re like me, and have Windows programs you’d like to run on Mac or Linux, give it a try. They might not work, but then, they might. Anyway, I installed both today on Ubuntu, which works a little differently than it did under earlier releases, but I’ll figure it out.

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Amazing the things you think about in the middle of the night when you wake up and can’t get back to sleep. I woke up last night and started thinking about this aphorism, and it started to bother me. I found the quote (attributed variously to Berkeley Breathed, Tim Robbins, and Dr. Wayne Dyer) on Brainy Quote, along with a number of others that I think are more appropriate. What do you think of these instead?

  • It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot
  • It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy. – Jane Fonda
  • It’s never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. – Nancy Thayer

Anyone else have any ideas?




from The Sound of One Hand Typing

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