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Hello I have been using Linux since 2010 and I learn more and more each day. My blog can be found at

episodes: 14

hpr2467 :: I randomly talk about my laptops

Released on 2018-01-16 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Just decided to start talking about my laptops after I installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 to my x60.

hpr2318 :: Talking about my thinkpads

Released on 2017-06-21 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr2092 :: My new love

Released on 2016-08-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr2002 :: Just got a Raspberry Pi Zero

Released on 2016-04-05 under a CC-BY-SA license.

hpr1983 :: Review of Sony Vaio VPC

Released on 2016-03-09 under a CC-BY-SA license.
  • i3 cpu
  • 4 gb ram (can go up to 8 gb)
  • 5400 rpm hdd
  • linux mint 17.3

hpr1970 :: How I got started withy Linux

Released on 2016-02-19 under a CC-BY-SA license.

This story begins at the beginning of 2010.  I was broke at the time so I was trying to find a free operating system. I needed something I could run on my PC’s at home. I had searched on the Internet, but found nothing useful for a long time. But one day  I was at Barnes and Noble and I saw a magazine for Linux. (While I had heard of linux before I never thought of it as something I would ever be able to use.) When I asked people who I knew were computer professionals, I was told it was for people that were experts, and difficult to use. I never heard anything positive about it. I am so amazed that I hadn’t came across it sooner.

When I read the magazine I became exposed to Ubuntu 9.10.  Karmic Koala. It sounded so good, as if it was exactly what I was looking for. As a result, I got very excited took it home, and to my surprise had such an easy time installing it to my PC that I decided to run it along with Windows XP as a dual boot system. All I did was put the live CD in the drive and the instructions were step by step you would have to be pretty slow to not get how to set things up.

Since then I have been very satisfied with Ubuntu in general and I have been able to check out later versions of it such as 10.04 (Maverick Meerkat) and 10.10 Lucid Lynx. I am looking forward to 11.04 Natty Narwhal for how it integrates multi-touch even more than 10.04.  This experience just goes to show once again how I  manage to find the coolest stuff by accident.

I will keep you posted on how I learn and grow with the different distros available so keep posted.

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hpr1966 :: Whats in my bag

Released on 2016-02-15 under a CC-BY-SA license.

I describe the contents of my timbuk2 messenger bag today

  1. Sony Vaio VPCEB42FM 6 pounds weight
  2. Lenovo x201 3 lbs
  3. iPad 3
  4. Galaxy Tab 3 lite
  5. charging cable for android phone
  6. charging cable for iPad 3
  7. Usb wall adapter to use with either iPad 3 or phone
  8. Ipod classic 6
  9. 6 usb drives ranging in size from 4 gb to 26 gb but mostly 8 or 16's
  10. screen cleaning cloth
  11. mini phillips head screwdriver
  12. Charging cable for laptop (has multiple heads that can be switched around to use for a variety of laptops)
  13. One thing that I forgot is to mention is a usb mouse.

Also I got the bag in January 2014

hpr1901 :: Instaling Linux programs without internet

Released on 2015-11-16 under a CC-BY-SA license.

http://www.supertuxkart,net/downloads to get your copy of the game

hpr1897 :: Installing Windows 7 Ultimate

Released on 2015-11-10 under a CC-BY-SA license. is my blog so feel free to check me out there.

hpr1872 :: Sim City BuildIt September 2015

Released on 2015-10-06 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Definately focus on getting enough golden keys as it allows you to get some very good buildings

hpr1833 :: Resurrecting an IBM T40

Released on 2015-08-12 under a CC-BY-SA license.

laptop image

hpr1772 :: Random thoughts

Released on 2015-05-19 under a CC-BY-SA license.

My blogsite as well as just one of the many posts on my site that deal with what I appreciate about my life in general

hpr1731 :: Upgrading an old laptop

Released on 2015-03-23 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In July of 2010 I was given a laptop to repair by one of my friends, I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it despite hours of trial and error so eventually I got so frustrated with it that I just set it aside and forgot about for a while. Meanwhile my friend got another laptop so he told me I could keep it.

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hpr1711 :: Problems with video software in Linux

Released on 2015-02-23 under a CC-BY-SA license.


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