netbook stumble

ok, I will try ubuntu next

Bluetyger - William J. Gibson's Notebook

My little red netbook, Aspire One from Acer, running XP has been sitting on a shelf.  I fired it up today to attempt to install a flavour of Linux on it.  Stumbled.  I closed the lid to put it in standby and bang the screen stayed black after I reopened the lid.  I had got it going and opened a Word doc and even connected it to my new wifi network in the house.  Funky.  Hmmmm.

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Corona Special Folding Typewriter No. 3

13806129745_cafe842801_b saw this yesterday in a nearby antiques store… case, backspace key with it but the antiques guy could not get it fitted back on the machine, still very clean, very snappy key actions, carriage return works well, I was tempted and may go back for it.

Made around 1928-30.  Seems some 600,000 were made.  I checked prices on ebay and the price locally is tempting.

It is an interesting typewriter and would make a great addition to my collection.



Ending my time on Facebook – here is why

gun sales on Facebook

Bluetyger - William J. Gibson's Notebook

This is what I posted on my Facebook page and the page I set up for Grace the pup:


Shutting Down – i bought the Sunday Toronto Star today and found in its NY Times international News section an article about Facebook being used to sell guns skirting background checks.

“Facebook is caught in a gun debate”

On April 15th 2014 I will deactivate my Facebook account.

I have made some good friends on FB and I hope we can stay in touch.

If you want to stay in touch with me and Grace and the Feral Five cats who make up Team Purr, you have a couple of options:

two blogs of mine:

what I post here – that kind of content will go primarily on Bluetyger, but other more technical stuff will go onto”

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