YouTube is a great place on the web but like anything you see on the Web you have to take with a grain of salt. In this time of pandemic you have to do your research and not let a video tell you something that might require more information. What we want to be true might not be what is factual. Be wary my friends. Accuracy is the difference in life and death these days.
In the light of all the Coronavirus and COVID19 stuff, staying home is not a bad idea. Be safe if you are going out to do stuff today. Be well, my friends.
It’s dangerous outside. Inside its safe.
For years I used Microsoft Windows just like everyone else. I got tired of it and switched to Linux. Now that I have a new computer loaded with Windows 10 Professional I am really enjoying all the new things it’s bringing to the table. I like all the cool features built-in and the software store.
I have been able to get digitally organized and I have a few social apps running too. My computer is a refurbished Dell and there was a clean install of Windows 10 without a lot of bloat-ware. You can do a great deal with Win 10 without a lot of other software installed. As I mentioned before the software store allows you to download a lot of cool apps many of which cost you nothing. I am even enjoying the hybrid Edge-Chromium web browser.
All-in-all I am really enjoying. I am an old school desktop guy so this new system I have is agreeing with me. Blogging from a desktop is my favorite way to post. You can be geeky and rock it like Bill Gates. My view of Microsoft has indeed softened and I am warming up to it.
I am struggling to come up with clever titles for these posts about my time in exile from Facebook. At some point, I feel I will need to go back and say hi to my connections and do some massive surgery on my presence there. In the meantime, it’s all good for me not being in that space. Next week it will have been two months which is surprising. Thanks for your support in this time away from that all-consuming and controversial spot on the Interweb.
We live in the Internet age. Everyone wants clicks. Clicks are what sells.
Inspired by fellow blogger Robin I have switched my Linux distribution back to Xubuntu 18.04 from Ubuntu 19.04. This is due in part to Ubuntu not wanting to load properly. Xubuntu also uses fewer system resources and is very customizable without a lot of tweaking. I added a few apps for audio, photo management, photo editing, a calendar that syncs with Google and a few other things. I can always add more things as I need it too. Like Robin said its like coming home to a familiar neighborhood.
So the new Twitter user interface is live. If you are a user, what do you think? I am OK with it and will give it a chance.