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ANOTHER WW1 POSTCARD

Postby npap » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:24 am

Here's another WW1 postcard that may be of interest to some people.

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby richyrich » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:02 am

Just completed some new living areas for the Mint House . . . that's what I love about this, freedom to make my computing experience whatever I want it to be . . . ahhh ! . . Image


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click the pic for 1920x1200 widescreen. feel free to explore the new dimensions of our home!

regards, richy . :mrgreen:

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:52 am

Yes, Richyrich.
That is an architectural marvel, to say the least.
It also defies gravity in the top floor :lol:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby kenetics » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:21 pm

Great design, Richy!

I have no trouble navigating those stairs. But oddly enough, the beer seems to leave my glass on the upper levels. :?
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:34 am

Try a glass of frozen beer, Ken :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_H5ZIoZSBo

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby kenetics » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:08 pm

By jove, that just might work! I nominate npap for "idea of the day". :lol:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:00 am

kenetics wrote:By jove, that just might work! I nominate npap for "idea of the day". :lol:


Thanks!
Antireeze was one of my ideas too. Just got my patent. :lol:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby casey972oo » Sun May 01, 2011 7:23 am

richyrich wrote:Just completed some new living areas for the Mint House . . . that's what I love about this, freedom to make my computing experience whatever I want it to be . . . ahhh ! . . Image


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click the pic for 1920x1200 widescreen. feel free to explore the new dimensions of our home!

regards, richy . :mrgreen:


Yeah ! ... ' richyrich ' ! ... there was a guy ... named ' Escher ' ! ... ' Maurits Cornelius Escher ' ! .. from Holland ! ...

who did this ' Graphic ' originaly ! ... google it ! ... he is dead ! ...

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby richyrich » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:48 pm

Yes, I had a bootleg original for many a year. A 1600x1200 copy of it is linked below . . 8)
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Found a healthy Irish addition for the Mint House . . where's the Gardener ? :mrgreen:
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Irish blessing added by me . . :oops:

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:13 am

Cool, Richyrich

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby kenetics » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:46 pm

What's happening at the Mint House? This place sure needs a good dusting!

Are we having an Easter egg hunt this year?
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:25 am

You're right Ken,
the place has been abandoned by all the ghosts. Some of them have moved to an island called Cyprus, they tell me.
But anyway, we will start a spring cleaning session on April fools' day.
As for the Easter egg hunting, no dice; no eggs left in the chicken coop. Even the chickens are gone. There's not even some chicken feed left either, so what could one expect the poor birds to do.
What's worse, the Count may lose his property because of his tremendous budget deficit.He is being evicted right now.
No bank will loan him any money any more.
But, I hear he has his money stashed away somewhere in a Swiss bank; he's a pretty shrewd fellow this count.

Happy Easter!
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE AT PRESENT

Postby npap » Mon May 13, 2013 7:10 am

The Mint House can be barely seen on the top left corner of the picture, on the hill :)
Only a few lights can be seen, of course. The place has been abandoned by the Count who has run away hiding somewhere
to avoid an arrest for his tremendously high debts. :(
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:45 am

The Mint story

MINT IS MY CHOICE, HERE IS WHY.

Why did I finally choose Mint after trying a number of Linux distributions? What is it that attracted me to it?

First, I liked the human, buddy approach of the developer. He answered questions himself, making each newcomer to feel that he belongs.
He seems to have an understanding of human nature, which is a great asset. And the success or failure of any project depends greatly on good human relations.
For example, Ubuntu has won the love and admiration of surprising numbers because of the 'humanity to all' philosophy.

But let us talk about Mint.
Having read many reviews and articles by Clement Lefebvre on various Linux distributions, I arrived to the conclusion that his experience would guarantee a successful Linux project. http://www.linuxforums.org/bio/author/Clement+Lefebvre/
And Mr. Lefebvre proved this by creating Linux Mint.
But what made Mint clime up the ladder so fast is the fact that it was the collective work of many members.
The human need to belong and be useful turned out to be an asset here. Everybody was eager to contribute and offer his skills.
This fact and the open-mindedness of the developer to freely accept suggestions proved to be a major reason for the success of Linux Mint. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intervie ... 2754.shtml

Thus, many innovations were added. And the inventiveness of the developer seemed to be very rich in new ideas that would make this distribution more user-friendly./color]
The out-of-the box functionality is of great help to new Linux converts. I see that other distributions are imitating this approach to attract newcomers to Linux.

I have installed and am using both Linux Mint 2.2 Bianca Gnome and the KDE version of it.
They are both very attractive, impressive and very functional.
And I am anxiously waiting for the next distribution called Cassandra. I am sure that the developer will give us some more goodies.

In following the various topics and discussions in the Forums, I have noticed an eagerness on the part of most members to welcome and help newcomers. Some new members have actually emphasized the fact that what attracted them to Mint was the friendly approach of many Forum members.

Unfortunately, some have expressed complaints,instead.
I noticed that 'scare tactics' have driven away prospective members. There always are annoying individuals in a forum. Some of them do it intentionally, and others out of plain lack of knowledge. But, by all means, they should not be considered stupid.
One must be able to save even somebody who looks like a lost cause.
But this takes consideration, patience and an understanding of human nature.
Every newcomer is always a useful addition to the community. Who knows? He might turn out to be precious.

In conclusion, It is not what a distribution offers in terms of software; it is the ambiance and the human approach that make it attractive.

Of course you can't win them all.

Greetings, the Blogger
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