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Jayan Tashi

Member Since 29 Jan 2017
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#104468 Bodhi 4.x.y in the News

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 24 May 2017 - 02:25 PM

A somewhat recent review this month: http://www.linuxandu...eek-bodhi-linux

#104387 New here and of course I have question , install, mbr ,partition

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 18 May 2017 - 05:54 AM

Have been using Linux and dualbooting over more than a decade, yet still, the mere sight of the above screenshot gives me the creeps or shivers. While not as serious as a surgery room decision, since my student days I have always struggled with giving advice or instructions on dealing with the master boot record, and it has gotten slightly more complex since Windows 7 with UEFI and recovery partitions. Here is a decent Ubuntu tutorial which works pretty much the same as Bodhi as both use GRUB2:  https://help.ubuntu....indowsDualBoot 


From what I am seeing, you are doing it correctly and iirc, Windows XP does not carry the UEFI dilemma hence you are probably safe just installing GRUB2 and letting it override the Windows MBR. Yet, I am no longer confident of owning such advice since if I were you I would just back up all the data, install Bodhi whilst completely removing all NTFS or FAT32 partitions, and completely dispense with Windows XP by now. If you still have a recurring need of Windows XP and you possess the CD or ISO image, a better way is just installing Sun Virtualbox in Bodhi and running a Windows virtual machine off the linux OS. Just my two cents.

#104369 hello from deep in the heart of texas

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 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. 

#104090 farm life

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 25 April 2017 - 03:30 AM

This clip I did on Facebook is a few months old by now, still, it summarises the agricultural paradoxes that my island country Singapore faces. I farm less to donate or sell, but because what I farm I can actually eat. The catch 22 about Maslow Theory is that 95% of Singaporeans are not directly involved in any form of consumption farming, and the local producers produce less than 20% of our daily needs. What I want to say, yet cannot complain, is that the economy of Singapore is based almost entirely in high employment figures, such that as an independent existence only 5% or so of such natives perform the sort of tasks that are truly a facet of basic humanitarian needs.


In other words, when everybody wants to own a factory or a company, but nobody wants to run it, the country ends up with farmers like me as well as cleaners and undertakers that is akin to building a pyramid upside down. The joke is that I operate all three lines of businesses in one way or another, i.e. what comes to me as bodhi is that all the 50% of graduates in Singapore make for good fertilisers in my farm whether from their manures till their inconvenient truths. Besides, if burial is not their cup of tea, surely they need a clean room environment where they may be rested upon the expiration of their life expectancies.


I am planting vegetables and herbs this month at a new plot. Most of the fruits that I plant in Singapore are not common in the northern hemisphere. Biodiversity is rarely a challenge here along the equator.

#104089 Facebook, Past, Present, Future, and Tiny Me

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 25 April 2017 - 02:54 AM



As I type this reintroduction, I make it known that my spiritual motivations and personal inclinations are imperfect, as well as less than wholesome. Yet, on one hand I intend on working my self, as I daresay I have always did since school days, and on the other hand this comes about because of anatta, i.e. I am neither in charge of my own body and mind all the time nor is there a fixed entity known as a self. In other words, I am here because I have been meditating and contemplating somewhat on the bodhi notion of the filthiness of the animal body as well as the suffering of worldly beings. In a way I had tired myself out unnecessarily, in another way because it is a known theory in Buddhism and vedic religion that what I had been doing either causes utter dispassion or clinical depression. It is just what we make out of it.


I am also here supporting Bodhi Linux NFP, because I have completed my honours degree in computer engineering, and my two universities are ranked in the top five throughout Asia i.e. I am not from a developing country. In a way, my degree is worth more than a Ph.D from a university from a developing country and I am mindful of this. Still, Due to the high costs of living in Singapore i.e. costliest in Asia, I have since relocated away from the urban areas and resettled as a home based office engineer in the suburbs. The good news is that the weather is perfect and the birds are chirping, the breeze is cooling, yet the truth is that the urban development authority has just announced that all this may go in five or ten years in favour of a megatown project. The birds are going to get angrier, the trees are going to get sadder, the bees and the butterflies will have less living space too.


Instead of whining over the Facebook account that a hysterical group of students rebelling against the government had just gotten me blocked, I just want to thank myself as well as them, because they have just convinced me why they deserve to be seeing psychiatrists, specialists, doctors and eating loads of not-theirs-but-our-own medicine of how we led our youthful years.


It is a very profound insight when we see our own sufferings in younger ones. :)

On one hand we know that we deserved it i.e. all the suffering as aging computer scientists, that they deserved it i.e. all their suffering as youthful disaffected college students..


On the other hand I see no need of going back to what I used to be which is what they are living out now, perhaps, some of them may reach my age discovering how much suffering life is, and type a similarly foolish introduction like what I am not giving up on, yet, I am not joking when I suggest that not all of these youths are going to make it to my age.


If I can get to twice my age, I can actually do a Ph.D in Computer Science for free, in the meantime, some of these kids rebelling against the Government probably are going to drop out of college in the first place.


Life is fair.

Chris, or Rongxiang LIN

#104064 Just Curious ...Ever Wonder about supporting an Additional WM?

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 24 April 2017 - 05:24 AM

esudo is the least of my concerns. Now that Moksha is out, a lot of the past challenges that I faced with Enlightenment have already been reconciled. Bodhi 4.1.0 works fine on my computing environments, in fact the least bells and whistles such as back then we had the ARM experiment iirc, the better. I personally prefer Midori over Firefox, and esudo is a good to have as long as we keep Terminology around handy somewhere. As my zen roshi Adam Genkaku Fisher taught me approximately, what scares people is not what is wrong with the world (and Bodhi), what scares people is that the world (and Bodhi) is perfectly alright.

#103866 Bodhi WiFi will not connect on eeepc 1000he

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 09 April 2017 - 05:42 AM

Have a look at this: https://help.ubuntu....ity/EeePC/Fixes

Might help, I won't know.

This too: https://help.ubuntu....ootingProcedure

#103841 All about wine!

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 07 April 2017 - 10:48 AM

Am refraining from intoxicants too.

#102954 Bodhi Linux 4.1.0 Released

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 29 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

I will try and keep the 4.0.0 torrents alive on my machine as well. Needn't reply.

#102952 Happy new Year to all!

Posted by Jayan Tashi on 29 January 2017 - 01:31 PM

Breathe just one breath, I survived another new year.


Have a good one ahead one and all.