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12 March 2018 - 01:22 AM

ok -


as an old friend from Sweden used to say - if it is not broke then don't fix it; and if you can't fix it then don't break it!




if have serious issues - try a new install.

( i used appack and removed a couple of things/apps and added the things that i needed.


once i got stuff working; i never messed with stuff.  2 1/4 years totally bodhi linux and no real issues and extremely stable.  no mac for a baclkup either all of this time.  i run 2  thinkpad x series and wife runs a dell inspiron?   


if you really do not know what you are doing don't start deleting stuff that you have no clue what they do.  YOU WILL BREAK IT!!!! 


trust that the stuff that comes with said distro is all needed re: meat and potatoes of the system. you breaky - you screwy.


i need it to work.  this is not a hobby - with down laptops i am messed up big time.  i use them everyday!




i do not always understand in depth what some of the people here have helped me to tweak or get working - i.e.trackpad - but i listen and try to do what they suggest and they always helped tremendously.  



i try to fix  or tweak important stuff - i do not worry about background stuff that is not trivial but also not priority to my issues as such.


better stop.


hope someone reads this stuff - for what it is worth.

new wine is really niiiiiiice!!!!!!!

11 March 2018 - 06:03 PM

so a report on my new vintage is due - i guess....


i fermented 2 batches and with the overflow of the first batch i ended up creating a new 3rd batch.  all 3 are the best so far re: grapes i grew and wine i made - all using a nice french oak.  the one is very cherry and berry and subtle caramel and touch of spice or licorice too.  2nd is quite pinot noirish with he cherry, berry and caramel and spice - from the french oak.  the  3rd just sampled and again nice pinot =-like taste - smooth and great mouthfeel.  subtle other characteristics.  sorry i have a whole page of comments on the 3 wines.


1.  Mithrandir Red   2. Fangorn Red    3.  Prancing Pony Red


all of the vines have been rough pruned and will be highly fine pruned within the next 2 weeks.


not a lot of bottles but the Quality is very nice indeed!




anyone have issues with duckduckgo today

07 March 2018 - 05:47 PM

did the updates etc.  and i see that no search pulls up.  maybe duckduck is out of service but just figured I'd ask.




added:  just wanted to know - so it may be an attack or shutdown on their part or else something is messed up with my browser or laptop.



Tizen - and flashing your phone

05 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

do not own a smart phone and not really into cell phones - but - does anyone know how to flash a phone - say a samsung android with tizen?  from what i have read tizen is a great linux os for phones.  mostly europe and asia.  not us.  android + google and phones call home and also collect data.  i found out that even chromium does and that is why i was considering iridium - they do not.  may actually have to go back and retry it.


if i were in to get a phone in the future i wanted to find out if there was someone adept at helping me get tizen installed.


(chromium i like a lot and adblocker helps a great deal; but still hte their relationship with google.  iridium is based on chrome and chromium but is much more secure re: various entities.)


anyway - i figured i'd ask.  i was kind of snooping around about tizen in the past but am serious about if having to et a smart phone want at least a decent linux os that is more secure and less snoopy. 

how to completely remove iridium browser material

04 March 2018 - 10:46 PM

i installed and treied iridium last week - but not impressed at this time.  i tried to remove all in synaptic.  did an update today and it said that some iridium material could not be gotten or updated.  so somehow it is still showing up on my system.  how do i totally remove the remnants.  please be specific for terminology commands due to my lack of knowledge.  thank you.