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PAE might prove to be useful to me

Recently I decided to get more RAM for my laptop, and I spoke about that in the posts whose links are available at the bottom of this one.

At the time I learned that since I have a 32-bit system, I would be limited to about 3.2 GB RAM that can be used.

Say it isn’t so!!!

Well, hopefully I can, because I just installed a pae kernel. Which raises a very good question:

Whats pae?

Well, PAE stands for Physical Address Extension.  It allows a person running a 32-bit system to be able to use more than the 3.2 GB limitation.

Theoretically it means that I could install lots and lots of RAM and still be able to use it, at the same time while it would be useful for something like virtual machines as an example, it still wouldn’t be so practical as far as cost is concerned.  Not to mention that most programs wouldn’t even be able to take full advantage of it anyway.

Well, after installing pae I found that my above observation of only having access to 3.2 GB of RAM was true so pretty much I got 700MB more than I had before but really 800 MB is wasted.

in the words of Beavis and Butthead:








A random life

I have probably said it before but I’m gonna say it again. I have a very interesting life! I mean, just when I think things are going to be rather ordinary something happens out of nowhere that’s rather unpredictable.

Like today for instance, I was just minding my business and not loungin’ when all of a sudden….it starts raining, I mean it wasn’t ordinary rain, it was that serious buckets being dumped from the sky kind of rain.

Goodness, it made me change my plans for the evening. Just the same I promise that I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna cry cause its just not worth it.

Thought you knew what was gonna come next. Aha! I fooled you!

Suddenly it’s like pink cookies in a plastic bag getting crushed by buildings. Random? Yes, I digress.

So then, I was waiting for the bus to carry me home when I decide to listen to some music on my phone. I ended up on Brandy “sittin’ on top of the world” when lo’ and behold’ I decide to read the comments below the video. In fact here….see for yourself!


I was laughing so hard at the comments from Arlene. I was like “Really doh! Dog chow?”

Then I could hear it and it was even funnier.

Now, in her defense,
someone saying dog chow at the beginning of the video or even better “meow mix” would have been hilarious, but it would have to be like a whisper.

A bulldog on a skateboard

Pardon my pups

Pardon my pups

Rarely is it that I actually post on a Sunday as I am generally with family all day but today things are rather different.  So I decided to sit here and write something unsure of what I would do at all but confident that something would indeed come to mind.

Aha! I’ve got an idea, since I have mentioned that I have a rather random life what would fit better than a bulldog on a skateboard?

Isn’t that just awesome!!

This is a pretty old picture that I took with a cellphone by the way so please pardon my pups when it comes to the quality of it.

This happened to be before I got my iPad 3, which would have taken a way better picture, but of course would be rather awkward to pull out all of a sudden to capture this image. Not to mention how foolish I would look to be in the middle of the sidewalk to get it.

Not that it’s ever stopped me before!!

Maybe you would like it if you saw me do some basic work on this picture with a program called Gimp?

bulldog on skateboard

See, isn’t that just a little bit better?

Tell ya what, I’ll try again and mess with it again

bulldog20120329_1749082LOL! that was fun!


Linux Mint is still my mate

Now that I have been using Linux Mint for over a year and a half I must say that I am very happy with it.

Previously, I was concerned about being stuck with a desktop that I just didn’t like. Goodness I would be so upset if I was limited to what the other operating systems are offering. Fortunately thanks to the power of Linux that would prove to be a fear deferred.

When I got started with Linux I was using Gnome 2 and fell in love with it.  I remember the time when we first met and I said to myself……..

What a wonderful world!!!

Yes, I had to get used to the idea of not installing programs that end in .exe, or having to go to various sites to get what I need.  But what I got used to quickly was the concept of being able to install everything that I want without having to go to a brick and mortar store, or spend money that I really just didn’t have at the time.

As a result you can probably understand why I love using Linux in general but to narrow it down even more I love using Linux Mint with  Mate.  I tried XFCE and wasn’t feeling it and Unity I feel was anything but.  I even tried cinnamon and I can’t quite figure it out but I just preferred Mate over all of those.

I digress.

Yes, I am aware that now there exists a Mate version of Ubuntu.  I am happy to hear that as I want to see Mate used more and more and Ubuntu is a wonderful vehicle to raise its popularity .  But to be honest when it comes to Ubuntu its a bit…..”Too late baby now its too late.”

Thanks Carole…..

Now I am on Linux Mint 17 and Mate continues to be great.  I look forward to continued use of it for the foreseeable future.

To the developers of Mate I say thanks…I wish you love

Don’t be afraid of the back of the bus

Goodness, sometimes living in DC can be really annoying since there are so many people in such a small area.  It’s even more folks here during the summer time when tourists come to town.  Not a horrible thing in itself but the problem is when individuals just don’t apply common sense, and as a result cause much more drama than is necessary.

I’ll tell you what happened to me one day no long ago.  I had just gotten onto a shuttle bus in Alexandria, Va. As I get on I take a look and see that half of the bus is empty for half its length because people have clustered at the front of the bus.

I’m like…are you serious?

And, so I say excuse me and go to the back of the bus, when I get there I found a seat so I sat down, and I grumbled my displeasure.  Then a lady decides to sit next to me.  She hears me and replies that not everyone is from DC, and I reply ” Just the same it’s still common sense to move to the back rather than crowding at the front. ”  She got quiet, and for good reason for what I had to say was quite logical.

Meanwhile the bus continued to sit in one spot for the geniuses still did not get the late-breaking news that they should move to the back of the bus.  In fact it wasn’t until the bus driver made that high-level announcement that common sense prevailed.

I smiled in approval and enjoyed the trip from then on.



The end of the road

My dear precious Ludia, It’s been so long since I last heard from you, truly I wish you love. Yet, lately I have made some requests of you that while very reasonable, were not taken very seriously by you.

How could you do this to me? After all that we have been through why does it have to come to this?

I remember the good times that we used to share, the hours of conversation we had together. How we  decorated your office, we went shopping to get furniture for your new place.

Yeah we did that.

I thought it was nice how you played with my sister, she even told me how much she enjoyed spending time with you. My brother Ed, on the other hand I thought was being such a hater. Yet he meant well and even told me you was trouble from the start. But I didn’t listen I would say to him:

“You don’t understand her like I do”.

Boy was I fooled, I thought you was an angel in disguise and instead, you turned out to be a devil who wears prada.

Oh well, better to find out now than later, when my love for you would have grown even stronger and it would be that much harder to let you go.

I see none of this matters to you at all, so I am afraid that this is indeed the end of the road.

2013 in review for me

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.