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What is life like without a cell phone?

I don’t know anymore. I own a Samsung Galaxy. But I didn’t always have a cell phone, so from that perspective I think you’d be happier. People would only be able to call you when you were home. You’d probably have an answering machine. You could go out and watch movies and not have to […]

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A new version of Linux

I knew it. I was sick. I mean sick with the flu. Can’t do much except stumble around the house in a daze. I posted a lot on Quora.com and then reposted my answers here on my blog, so there’s been a lot of blog posts today. And I was unhappy with my present installation […]

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No Cease of Amazement

It never ceases to amaze me why people use Microsoft Windows. It simply bewilders me why anybody would pay for an operating system! I’d rather build my own computer or have someone else build it for me, then install the operating system of my choice on it. It also surprises me when people find out […]

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Google Assistant vs Google Docs

Note: I wrote this article some time ago. I have an update on dictation of WordPress blogs here. This is an example of speech recognition in Google Docs . What I like about using my headset and microphone is that when I use it for dictation it doesn’t cause the computer to stop listening every few […]

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Linux dictation experiment

Now I’ve got the Chromium browser on a Linux computer typing what I speak into Google Docs! It seems to be doing very well doesn’t it? Later I can just cut and paste into my blog, or anywhere else. Google Docs has a menu on top. Click on Add-ons, and you’ll find great stuff to […]

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Why You Don’t Need an Antivirus On Linux (Usually)

This article was originally posted on How-to-Geek. Believe it or not, there are antivirus programs targeted at desktop Linux users. If you have just switched to Linux and stWhen You Need an Antivirus on Linuxarted looking for an antivirus solution, don’t bother – you do not need an antivirus program on Linux. There are some […]

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Cannibalism and the Linux Machine

My wife saw this on the Walmart website: HP 6300 Pro INTEL Core i3 3400 MHz Desktop With 22″ WideScreen LCD. Price $236.25, free shipping, quantity, 1 left. Now, I’ve built computers, and bought lots of monitors, but a 22 inch wide-screen LCD monitor is usually going to run you more than this entire system […]

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Ups and Downs of WordPress

The way I see it, WordPress has it’s ups and downs. If you just want to blog and get some quick thoughts up, it’s easy, and the way to go. Oh, but the theme business is a business. When you set up a WordPress site on WordPress.com, you have to choose a “theme.” A theme […]

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