Various problems

June 30, 2020

I haven’t written in a while. I am doing OK but there are things that I am facing right now. COVID-19 is causing a disruption in conditions where I live. I do not have it nor odes anyone I know have it. I am glad for that. But it has caused a departure from normal conditions where I live and it may continue to do so in the future. I may write about this topic again.

Happy New Year

January 1, 2020

I am sorry I haven’t posted for a while. I have had computer problems. I will be installing various operating systems in various computers in the coming months. Right now I am using Windows 10 and chrome for most things. I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays.


October 25, 2018

I have already voted. I have registered to vote by mail which is very convenient. I have voted exclusively for Democratic party candidates. I will probably continue to do so for a long time as the Republican party has shifted so far to the right. I think the Republican party has become Trumps’s party and that change has been deep and will be long lasting. I have not supported the Republican party for a long time and in my opinion it has taken a change for the worse.

Linux upgrade

August 17, 2018

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04. 16.04 was ok. I have been on 18.04 for a few days with a smooth upgrade and no problems except a couple of minor glitches.

Power problems

November 23, 2017

I think I wrote about having problems with electric power in a previous post. We have now replaced the fusebox so we should have better performance in that area. Happy Thanksgiving to everybody!

Various Problems

June 30, 2017

I haven’t posted here for a while. I have had as the title suggests had various problems. I have had a power outage then after I got that fixed My computer stopped working and then our internet went out. We ended up changing ISP’s which is good because the new one doesn’t have a data cap. ¬†Apparently the old one didn’t support our old modem. I got the computer working and I am posting this using the Linux operating system again. The problems I have had with this computer are related to hardware.


Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US. Recently I wrote about a problem I had with Linux. I think now that it is not related to Linux but was a hardware problem. In any case the problem has not repeated itself and I am glad.


More on Linux

September 5, 2016

I have recently had some trouble with Linux. Ubuntu wouldn’t load. I had to run fsck to fix it. I am not sure exactly what the problem was or what caused it. I may have similar problems. I will wait and see.


August 6, 2016

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. It made it easier to install polymake. So I installed it. It looks interesting. So far 16.04 is running smoothly for me.


May 28, 2016

I am using Linux as my main operating system for the first time. Before I had Chrome, before that Windows 7. It is OK. There are a few odd things like I have to watch Netflix on a Chrome browser and Hulu on Firefox but it is going well. I can run Sage on this computer without an emulator so in that sense it is an improvement over Windows. Also I don’t need antivirus software.