Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A little music....


Watch the little guy in the striped hoodie...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

One thing I don't like about Windows 10

It picks up a couple of dozen or more 'cookies' (spyware) every time I start it. And if you haven't got a program designed to find those, you will soon have hundreds. To prove that, I purposely did not use this 'cookie-hunter' for several days, and when I finally did, it found 438 of these cookies in the system. And that is totally unacceptable.
 

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

A few pictures of flowers around here...







These are some of the flowers around our grounds this summer.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Yes, I'm still here somewhere...


This is my oldest computer, from about ten years ago. A quad-core Acer that just keeps going, like that Energizer Bunny in the TV ads. It has sat idle for nearly a year, and a week or two ago, I decided to fire it up, and install Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya, and see how it goes. It goes very well, thanks.

One of the many charms of Linux is that it happily runs on older hardware like this, and gives you the feeling that you're right up on the cutting edge of technology - because you are. The folks building Linux do with programming what others have to do with expensive new hardware. I like that. A lot.

I like Linux so much, I recently dumped the Windows 10 Insiders Preview from my Predator G6-710, and installed Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya in its place on the Optical Drive. It also has Linux Mint 18.1 Serena on an external Seagate hard-drive, dual-booting with the other, and sharing the one TB data drive for filing.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Viewers: Top Ten for 07-26-2017

I see from the above that I've still got at least 7 viewers in Ireland, probably among my mother's people, the Rays. I've always thought of Mom's side of the house as being "the keepers" and the other side, Dad's, as being "those others".

And it's nice to see I'm still being checked on by our viewers in Russia.....
Повесьте там, Дети, Родина снова восстанут! И всем вам, работая над Linux Mint, могу сказать, что версия 18.2 замечательна, и большое спасибо за отличную работу!

Sunset, July 26th,2017


We don't get nice sunsets without a few clouds. (Philosophy 101 ?)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I am more popular when I am not doing this!







Enjoy your day, Everyone! (And look for me on Facebook as Ray Sutton.)
And as you may know, Facebook is absolutely habit-forming! Woof!

Things are growing at last....


Monday, June 12, 2017

Still here, Kiddies.....

I haven't been very active on here lately, but I'm far from dead.  How far? Oh, about this [>>>>>>>>>] far. Any questions?

So where have I been then? Probably, on Facebook... the thinking man's vacation from reality. You can find me there, as "Ray Sutton". Check it out. And once again, I am NOT dead yet! Not from the ass in either direction.... and speaking of asses, how about that American President, huh? - Woof!!! If that ignorant son-of-a-bitch had one more brain cell, it would declare bankruptcy!
Enjoy your day, everyone.... (It's later than we think, I betcha!)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Are personal blogs old news? I seriously wonder....

Maybe bloggers are just moving on to newer things, like Facebook, or that other thing, for the thumb-typers who must share every half-assed thought - like the semi-famous Donald Trump. Thirty-five psychiatrists can't be wrong; the guy's a complete mental basket case.... He's doing more to destroy America than the rest of the world combined.

A short music break....

I was tempted to put this one onto Facebook the other day as a comment under another entry, but thought better of it. Here, the rules are not the same....

 

I came back....... temporarily.....from Facebook.


This began life as a picture in a flier inside today's morning paper, and I wondered what it might look like as a desktop background. So I made it into one. I'm surprised it looks so nice on a 30-inch (76 cm) monitor.

Facebook today is making a fuss about Trump meeting the King of Saudi Arabia, and receiving a medal from him. I wonder what The Moscow Times is saying today....?



Not much about Trump on the first page...... I wonder if there is any inside?


Where have I seen this kind of thinking before? Is the Russian Federation now copying from our American neighbors? I doubt if most Americans, stopped on the streets and asked, could tell you what the Duma is. Many of them can't understand their own Constitution, never mind anyone else's. Russia and America might as well be friends. It is a lot less expensive than the alternatives, and the smart ones know this already.

 Для моих русских читателей - как вы теперь знаете, я все еще жив и здоров и отсутствие записей здесь не является результатом моей смерти.
Благодарим вас за постоянный интерес.