Category Archives: tech

vivaldi and cnn

Totally a feature not a bug. Add MSNBC and we’re cooking with gas.

another e-mail mess this week

Whenever somebody sends out an openly addressed e-mail with 100+ recipients (or more!), I always say, “Oh boy! Here comes a party in my inbox.”

The “reply all” thing from the recipients springs into action, and your inbox is busy for days, maybe a week or more.

Then there is the bonus of extra spam from people’s compromised address books.

I feel like posting the attached image as a tutorial, but I don’t want to get into it right now.

linux mint

My desktop computer might be nearly ancient, but the operating system is fresh as a daisy. Riding Miss Daisy. 🌼

NAME=”Linux Mint”
VERSION=”20.2 (Uma)”
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME=”Linux Mint 20.2″
VERSION_ID=”20.2″
HOME_URL=”https://www.linuxmint.com/”
SUPPORT_URL=”https://forums.linuxmint.com/”
BUG_REPORT_URL=”http://linuxmint-troubleshooting-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/”
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=”https://www.linuxmint.com/”
VERSION_CODENAME=uma
UBUNTU_CODENAME=focal

tcl 10 pro camera test at country park

I slipped a SIM into a rather inexpensive (compared to some) Android mobile that I recently ordered. It doesn’t have the “horsepower” of some that I’ve had, but it runs sweetly and has a straightforward beautiful interface that I like. It has Android 11.

It is a TCL 10 Pro – T799B. Got it for $315 mainly due to TCL now releasing the 20 Pro series thus dating this 10 Pro. Price went down by $135. Original TCL 10 Pro price was $450.

I’m no expert, but the camera seems adequate to me for a “cheap” smartphone. We went out to Country Park today to goof off and take some pictures with the TCL 10 Pro. I like budget devices that actually work.

A nice thing about going budget is that you don’t have to run ’em till they drop, unless you want to. If you smash it or lose it, your life won’t be completely over.

cuba web servers

Cuba is just SUCH a danger to the world (sarcasm) that their web servers are getting pounded into the dust daily. I can rarely read anything from there anymore.

My guess: Miami.

spouse gets hooked on computer browser game

Brian got majorly absorbed in the Google Doodle Champion Island Game. It kept him busy for hours. He ended up completing it and then playing even more. It was fun to watch him.

Maybe I’ll take up the Vivaldia game on Vivaldi browser.

telegram

With big social media being a tricky mixed bag, Telegram messenger is turning out to be a great way for me to gather news and events. It works on desktop and mobile.

I watched a marvelous musical performance from Cuba the other day in its entirety.

You can even chat with me on Telegram. Who wouldn’t want that?

https://telegram.org/

difficult e-mail

When somebody sends an email that includes no text, only remote loading images, this is what happens. Totally blank.

I don’t know what the compulsion is for taking a block of text and converting it into an image.

openweather on mobile

I like this weather app I’m trying out. It’s called OpenWeather.

“Precipitation will start within 24 minutes.” lol 🌦️

I’m in it for the nicely functioning home screen widget.

net software faves

Various things we like for desktop computer for our everyday net business of high importance. We are very important 💡

Mobile list is similar with some variations.

Some we have used for a very long time. The web browsers handle so many things these days.