Distro Hopping

As most of my readers know, I’ve been using Kubuntu Linux for more than fifteen years. Overall, I’m pleased with the latest 22.04LTS Kubuntu release. However there has been one annoying bug that I have learned has deeper issues. Several times a day, I get a popup from the tray notifying me that the Firefox … More Distro Hopping

Floating Cities

Science fiction authors have been envisioning floating cities for years. One was described in Neil Stephenson’s classic, “Snow Crash” as repurposing a discarded aircraft carrier. The latest South Korean plan to construct a 15 acre prototype to hold twelve thousand people will share many of the same problems of a space colony. For example, how … More Floating Cities

A New Meme!

I created this in about fifteen minutes with the Free and Open Source program Inkscape. The original painting is “The Silence” by Joseph Decreux 1790.

Inspiration

My mother gave me a science fiction paperback when I was about ten years old. I’ve been consuming books at an average of one a week, ever since. Over the years, I’ve been inspired by many people. Here’s just a few of them. I’m sure I’ll remember others after I post this. Futurists Stewart Brand … More Inspiration

New NUC

Recently, my wife encouraged me to go ahead and get myself a belated holiday present. I’ve been jonesing to try one of the new breed of NUC computers for some time now. An NUC, short for “Next Unit of Computing”, is a small box-shaped computer that often won’t measure more than a few inches across … More New NUC

COVID SUCKS!

This post is going to be long and bittersweet.My oldest friend passed away from Covid, this week.The news hit me very hard. Let me explain why.Back in 1963, I was on an annual vacation in Mexico City with my grandmother.Her husband was a contractor that built several apartment buildings and we had a small, top-floor … More COVID SUCKS!