Month: October 2010

  • Wow, It snowed!

    I woke up this morning to this.  A white blanket covering the ground for the first time since last winter ended. It was very windy yesterday, Trees fell, and a number of signs broke off due to the high winds.  Those winds must have died down some time last night, otherwise, we couldn’t have gotten […]

  • My History with Computers Part 2, Windows XP, and Linux

    I’ve been having some issues with a Windows Vista install that has gone on the fritz, which is why I took so long to post this… Well, here is Part 2 of my History with computers. Now, somethime between 2001 and 2002 we got a Windows XP E-machine, it ran well, but my mom thought […]

  • My history with Computers Part 1, The early days

    I’ve used computers since I was a little child, so I have quite the history with computers, starting with DOS/Windows 3.11, and ending currently with Ubuntu Linux, and Windows 7. As I said, my first computer ran DOS/Windows 3.11, I got used to the command line with DOS, and worked with the GUI in Windows, […]

  • Useful Computer Tip of the Week

    Use BleachBit to remove your files. Bleachbit is much like CCleaner, which I recommended for Windows users a while ago.  I still recommend CCleaner for Windows Users, but since it’s Windows only, it isn’t useful for Linux users.  You can remove files, shred files (Completly wipe them) and wipe the free space on the disk […]

  • Useful computer tip of the week

    Use Linux Live CDs to try Linux out before you think of installing, it will be a little bit slow, CD Drives are slower than Harddrives, but you can get a taste of what it would be like to use Linux.  This post was made from the Ubuntu 10.10 Live CD, which was released yesterday, […]

  • Useful computer tip of the Week

    Many Linux users may notice that there is no audio in Java applications.  I recently found an fairly easy way to fix this. This should work for Ubuntu users, I cannot vouch for other versions of Linux. Press ALT+F2 type in ‘gksudo nautilus’ (Without the quotes) enter your password go to /usr/bin search for ‘java’ […]