Search found 690 matches

by kenetics
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 85
Views: 4218

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

Used to do a bit of sailing in my younger days, in everything from a sea snark to a catamaran to an aircraft carrier. I collect old postcards and history stuff of the local area. I have a butterfly garden, although my son does most of the work. Currently have a few Eastern Black Swallowtails in a me...
by kenetics
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 45
Views: 746

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

I use two browsers. Chromium for general browsing, social media, etc. I use Google search for that because I find it gives the best results, especially when it comes to searching using time frames. I also find it better for finding images of a specified size (compared to DuckDuckGo). I use Firefox f...
by kenetics
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My upgrade experience
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: My upgrade experience

I haven't had any problems at all with Mint 19 Cinnamon. I'm using an desktop built with a dual core Athlon 64 5000+. I did a fresh install on a couple of partitions for / and home, as I usually do, and leaving Mint 18.3 in place. If I have to I can go back to 18, but so far I like 19. I'm using the...
by kenetics
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Linux Distros do you currently use?
Replies: 95
Views: 12535

Re: What Linux Distros do you currently use?

Main desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon.
Older 32 bit Desktop: Peppermint 8.
Old Compaq laptop: Bunsen Labs Deuterium.
Asus EeePC 900: Puppy Racy NOP 5.2.2
Samsung Chromebook 3: ChromeOS
by kenetics
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rain Finally
Replies: 33
Views: 735

Re: Rain Finally

catweazel wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:06 pm
My local council uses recycled water everywhere.
As in last night's pee makes this morning's tea?
by kenetics
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What's your favorite native Linux game?
Replies: 60
Views: 8782

Re: What's your favorite native Linux game?

Berusky. Love them little bugs!
It kept me up nights until I finished all the levels. :)
by kenetics
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: One click or two?
Replies: 31
Views: 654

Re: One click or two?

One click for me. My attention span isn't long enough for 2.
by kenetics
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

The font that came with Mint 19 Cinnamon is OK if they're increased 2 points larger!
by kenetics
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I've been looking for a "home" online
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: I've been looking for a "home" online

Lots of good advice in your blog, Moem!
by kenetics
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 102189

Re: Name that Movie

Yep Rufus T. Firefly (Graucho Marx) in Duck Soup. Some more funny banter in the movie: Rufus T. Firefly: Not that I care, but where is your husband? Mrs. Teasdale: Why, he's dead. Rufus T. Firefly: I bet he's just using that as an excuse. Mrs. Teasdale: I was with him to the very end. Rufus T. Firef...
by kenetics
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Name that Movie
Replies: 1881
Views: 102189

Re: Name that Movie

An oldie:
"I'll fight for her honor, which is more than she ever did!" (one of my favorite quotes.)
by kenetics
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Please recommend calendar app without sync
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Please recommend calendar app without sync

For Linux I use Rainlendar free version. It has many different skins and formats. Only the paid version allows syncing between computers.
by kenetics
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: KPatience SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: KPatience

Is it better than AisleRiot? I'm kind of hooked on Freecell.

I've read that doctors have used Freecell as an indicator of how well old folk's (like me) brain cells are still working. I keep hoping that if I play it enough some reversal will take place. :)
by kenetics
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are my options here.
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: What are my options here.

@ slipstick:
I do about the same thing. I don't move all my personal files in my old /home partition to the new /home (such as my Calibre library), but just mount that partition when I need to access it.
by kenetics
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Another email topic
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: Another email topic

I've also written about this before :) I've been with FastMail for a long while and use them for others as well. I also use Fastmail. After a lot of research, it was the most recommended paid service. At only $30 US a year (without hosting), it is well worth it. It's hosted out of Australia. Any qu...
by kenetics
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Observations on life
Replies: 56
Views: 1316

Re: Observations on life

In the Tampa Bay beaches of Florida where I live, It's sometimes called "Ontario South" during the winter. That's alright though, if one can cope with the traffic, those Canadian visitors help keep our taxes low. I agree with Damien. Boston is the worst driving experience I've ever had the displeasu...
by kenetics
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Any negative ramifications for using multiple-Google-account sign-in setup?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Any negative ramifications for using multiple-Google-account sign-in setup?

If you use different name variations (initials, nickname, etc) how would they know they are all the same person and not just different people in the household with the same IP address? They can recognise the device because of browser fingerprinting. They wouldn't know if you were sharing a computer...
by kenetics
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Any negative ramifications for using multiple-Google-account sign-in setup?
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Any negative ramifications for using multiple-Google-account sign-in setup?

If you use different name variations (initials, nickname, etc) how would they know they are all the same person and not just different people in the household with the same IP address? I don't use gmail as my main email, but to take advantage of some Google services.
by kenetics
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cashless Society is getting closer
Replies: 47
Views: 1278

Re: Cashless Society is getting closer

Someone mentioned using checks. That's probably the unsafest form of payment there is. A check has all your bank information, name and address, your signature and usually your phone number. Every once in a while i get behind someone in a grocery store taking their good old time to write out a check.
by kenetics
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 116
Views: 2872

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

The never ending ring of tinnitus. There's OTC stuff you can take to help with that. Even Wally World has some in their HBA section. I haven't found anything but that homeopathic stuff that never works. I hear wind chimes in one ear and ocean waves in the other. At times I swear I can pick up a rad...

Go to advanced search