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Re: [trinity-users] Re: TOTALLY off-topic - got a puzzle meets dinosaurs

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:24:31 -0400 (EDT)
On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Kate Draven wrote:

>> On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Kate Draven wrote:
>>> Bill,
>>> I know EXACTLY how you feel. I have to work with crackmonkey clients. Both
>>> itblows and snapple. They keep saying how there's SO much more software
> for
>>> them and yet none of it is useful. Just games. Useless file managers (all
>>> hail Konqueror, which is aptly named) and the CLI (via konsole).
>> I have been using a Windows 10 Pro laptop to avoid potential hassles
>> with the college system and have gotten some modest acquaintance with
>> it; it's also fun to tool around with a different OS.
>> the impression I get is one is better able to use features of
>> some brand-name printers. this may be useful depending on one's needs.
>> I haven't taken much advantage of it.
>> I find the privacy settings pretty obscure and I am bedevilled by the
>> automatic upgrades; I find the lack of control abominable -- 'my' PC
>> my butt! I have been able to block 'features updates' with some
>> regedit magic.
>>> I do like to run different distros but I only use one for work. Currently
> Ark
>>> Linux 2008 and Ali's BigDaddy. I'm hoping to retire Ark for BigDaddy or
>>> Slackware if and when TDE makes it there. I hope to gain enough skill to
> do
>>> it meself.
>> never heard of 'BigDaddy' -- fitting for the day! unlike you, I guess
>> I'm kind of monogamous when it comes to Linux. don't do much with the
>> 'desktop' anyway except launch applications.
>> f.
>> --
>> Felmon Davis
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> When you said "My" PC, I immediately thought of this old gem.
> Enjoy.

weird. the animation is particularly eye-catching.

weird tastes, you: unicorns, spaghetti monsters and others from 
mythological bestiaries.

> As for win10, I expect you have more skills than the average user.
> So it's to be expected that you would fair better than the average bear.
> Just think about the poor common user. The abuse they are put through but,
> like an abuse victim, they fear leaving what they are familiar with.

well, the point was that Win 10 does some things that are useful, 
printer configuration seems one of them.

I probably could have done without the Win 10 but didn't want to 
discover some problem in the midst of class.

it did limit me in an important way: I didn't know a good way to 
access stuff from my server via sshfs and google-drive feels clunky. 
there's probably a good way but couldn't be bothered to explore much.

> (Kate hops up on her soapbox and shakes a fist)
> But we must bring them into the light of FOSS freedom, even if it's kicking
> and screaming.
> GN to all,
> (Kate hops off on her soapbox and disappears into the mysterious mist)

seems the soapbox induced insomnia.


Felmon Davis