Well I’m about two years in… and it just keeps getting better… Started the way most seem to find Linux. Looking for a better way to do the things that need to be done without having to throw good money at a bad contractor…you know the same outfit that wants you to pay for them to see every thing you are doing and profit from it in ways that can only be guessed at… rant over…
- find a way to fix my father’s old Dell and same all his old photos and files…Check!
- after boot-able Mint Cinnamon Usb rescue learn more about installing it …Check!
- replace old hard drive with new SSD and install Mint permanently … Check!
- spend a little time exploring and surfing the learning curve… Check!
- decide to up grade my Wife’s old Acer to Mint and start her on Libre Writer Check!
found Jeff Pro Forums…ht cmz…started lurking and picking up learning speed
was coping my farther’s old DVD’s of old family home movies that he had copied from 16mm film to VCR then to DVD… some dated back to the mid fifties…hit a snag and needed help… Joined Jeff.pro…forums… this was a big step as I have not joined anything on the web since 2006 ish… did not trust anything on my windoze 7 laptop…but after learning linux a little decided to use dad’s old Dell to sign up…
after reading about degooging google pixel phones decided “I want one”
started the research and the acquisition process… (wanted to go LMS-needed
Telegram-did not have a “smart phone”)… Check!
because I was still bouncing around the learning curve thought I needed Ubutu
to flash pixel 4lx… so why not upgrade memory and put a bigger SSD in old
Dell and set up dual boot…was not needed but glad I did… check!
at this time Holidays started… my brother & wife came over and brought their
old win-10 nightmare… I put “Mint” on it…then my Aunt… then my Niece…
and so on… all installations from the same usb drive that started my journey.
Ironically my Mother (where I get my stubborn streak from) was the last hold out…
she thought I might lose something important…we should wait for Win-11…that
will fix it…so knowing that it is easier to beg forgiveness than to get permission…
when she went to visit my Sister in Oregon for Christmas … you know the rest.
She is very happy now and was very pleased to find out Libra Writer opens old
Word Perfect files …
Got my degoog phone up and running! got “Telegraph” Check!
(two more learning curves…)
signed up for LMS… decided to go thru all the recorded workshops…
brings me to here today…did all the live sessions and found that going thru
the second time on the recordings added a lot to the overall experience… may
even go back to some things again… still have the last two sessions to re-watch
So where next? Hmmmmmm …VPN/VPS… take my Wife’s blog off wix and move
it to said VPS …put Arch on a newer laptop… you know one build in the last 4 or
5 years instead of 9+ years like we have now… got an old flatbed scanner made to
scan photographic negatives with reverse engineered linux drivers waiting in
the wings … redo security camera system… I refuse to route it thru chyna just to
see it on the phone… system was only on line long enough to set up… then I pulled
the plug… any way gotta go fix dinner cause I’m the cook…