Two Years of Windows 10

After two years Microsoft Windows logo dual-booting Windows 10 and Kubuntu Linux, surprisingly, I like Windows 10. (I’m not a fan of the lack-of-privacy features, part of a troubling trend.) Especially I like PowerShell. It’s pretty awesome to be able to do get things done in Windows again.


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Windows 10 EULA — can’t sue except for IP??

I’ve been dual-booting Windows 7 and Kubuntu Linux… Thinking about the free upgrade to Windows 10; puzzled by the Microsoft Licensing Agreement prohibiting lawsuits except re: intellectual property (IP).

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Winter soon

I find that I am looking forward to winter. I need to lose the weight that I packed on over the summer, and I need to replace my boots, but nevertheless I am eager for snowboarding season to start.

Continue Reading 2012-09-19 at 09:07 Leave a comment

Control-Z and the Draughtsman

After 20+ years of various graphic arts projects with computers, I had to do a graphics project the old-fashioned way, with a ruler, pencil, eraser, and Magic Markers. Undo exists, sort of, but it isn’t simple.

Continue Reading 2012-09-17 at 14:42 Leave a comment

Helen’s new site, sed, computer straitjacket

Setting up a website for a friend was more painful than I expected, because I’d forgotten most of what I’d once known about HTML and CSS. And a lot had changed when I wasn’t looking — including Secure Boot, a threat to civilization that I hadn’t noticed.

Continue Reading 2012-07-20 at 14:19 Leave a comment

Software for Tournament Direction

Over the years, I have used three programs to direct Go tournaments. I’ve also done it once with just a spreadsheet program; and with paper or index cards a couple times, which is perfectly adequate for a small tournament. If there are more than 15 or 20 players, then having the computer do the work via specialized tournament software can be a big time-saver.

Continue Reading 2010-10-11 at 16:42 1 comment

Hello world!

Greetings from the great American Pacific Northwest!  I’m not sure yet what I’ll use this for, but I’m sure I’ll think of something.  Stuff I’m personally interested in, I suppose; like the game of Baduk (also called Go or Weiqi), snowboarding, and data visualization stuff. –MMlvx

2009-08-17 at 10:49 Leave a comment

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