PeppermintOS: Minty Fresh!

A while ago, I decided it was time to get a laptop.  I’ve been meeting with local clients more and having a laptop handy would make a lot of that stuff go more smoothly.  I’m also on the web committee for my kids’ school, and have had to borrow someone else’s laptop to do WordPress… Continue reading PeppermintOS: Minty Fresh!

Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

I’ve been a sideline fan of Linux for a long time.  My very first experience with it was buying one of those 800 page, dictionary-sized technical manuals for Linux which came with Red Hat, Slackware and Caldera.  I effectively destroyed my Windows 95 box trying to get Red Hat installed and failing. After that, I was much more cautious,… Continue reading Why dual-boot Linux when you can run it from a USB flash drive?

wp-o-matic trick

discovered a trick about wp-o-matic as i was building the new site. for wp-o-matic to work and not lag, you need to set up a cron job. but said cron job doesn’t *necessarily* need to happen on the host server. so, if you have a server that allows cron jobs (which i do, at home)… Continue reading wp-o-matic trick