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#1 cordx

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

just wanted to take a moment or two to say hello from san antonio :) my name is cord

 

probably a decade or so ago my brother was kind enough to pass on his used A+ computer repair book. i can still remember my trepidation as i opened the case on dad's emachine to replace the cpu fan with the squeaky-grindy sound. now i like to help out friends and neighbors with their computer woes in part because i like to help, but also because i like a good puzzle :)

 

bit by bit i figured out how to do a thing or two from the command prompt and that intrigued me even moreso. it was probably hanging out in the forum over on professor messer that i met my first linux systems administrator. mint didn't seem to want to play too terribly friendly with the aging laptop i was working on at the time, but i was even further intrigued by the open source concept and determined that one day i would find a flavor that worked for me.

 

last year i was lucky enough to find my way into a good deal on a nice used laptop. come to find out that was because the win10 install was a mess to say the very least. i figured i might as well add a distro to it in case i wasn't able to sort out the window issues. in all honesty ubuntu mate is just fine and runs with a fairly light footprint as well, but there was something about the name bodhi and the simplicity of the moksha desktop that i quite enjoy :)





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#2 Jayan Tashi

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 06:24 AM

Greetings from Singapore and glad you are using Bodhi. San Antonio has been a place that I truly grew up interested in, even till this morning I was still trolling the news as the Spurs lost another game in the western conference finals against Gold State Warriors. I have been a fan since the time of David Robinson. In recent years I have spent less and less time before the television set as a couch potato, preferring tinkling with machines as I age, but I do unconsciously follow the domestic rivalries hailing from Texas. 


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#3 cordx

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:20 AM

thank you for your kind words of welcome from singapore :) i have been in san antonio for about a decade so my knowledge of the spurs starts in the era of david robinson and the twin towers he anchored with tim duncan. it wasn't until i moved here that i learned of the iceman george gervin (george "iceman" gervin). we have a local grocery store that stars some of the spurs in its tv ads and he shows up in them from time to time. one of the reasons i mention him is that he has an alternative school here for kids who don't do as well in a traditional learning environment. i like that version of giving back :)



#4 bob rashkin

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:30 AM

Welcome (from San Benito, Rio Grande Valley)


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:37 PM

welcome from no man's land!

 

enjoy Bodhi!



#6 cordx

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:35 AM

hello, the valley and no man's land :)



#7 Jayan Tashi

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 11:34 AM

I wanted to joke but I couldn't. My prayers and goodwill instead. :wub:  Am on standby most of the past week with United Nations Volunteers while watching the news.

Hurricane Harvey in Texas is probably over by now, but since I have been a humanitarian volunteer the past 10 years I always can feel my anxiety tics when a major natural disaster is coming. The past month or two seemed ridiculously "exciting" from a geopolitical perspective. One moment I thought hell at the Korean DMZ was breaking loose, next moment the Russians were gathering magic around Belarus and Kaliningrad, then before anybody knew it Harvey had struck. I was actually still grappling with an accident at Pedra Branca involving USS John S. McCain that suddenly put Singapore in American news. My condolences for the bravehearts that died in the tragic accident. Just when I thought Singapore was back to normal business, suddenly I learned that one of our battleships was deployed guarding Guam alongside the US 7th Fleet against the North Koreans nuclear arsenal. I was flabbergasted because Guam is in the Pacific Ocean when Singapore is nearer the Indian Ocean, the second Korean War suddenly seemed erupting. Again before I knew it, my heads activated our choppers based off Texas and our boys are probably still in Houston delivering chow. All that action packed Red Crossy news seems never ending as just this morning I read that Irma is hitting Puerto Rico and arriving at Florida next it seems. Irma seems monstrous, what is scarier is that another two hurricanes are already accompanying Irma, one reaching Mexico and another not sure where. Scenes from Day After Tomorrow came back to my mind, I could neither meditate nor complete my assignments. Phew. 


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 01:47 AM

Welcome!


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#9 rollinsonphilip

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 08:43 PM

hi nice to meet you :)






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