If you have a touchpad on your laptop and use Ubuntu, this is how you can disable the device. I keep bumping the trackpad and moving my cursor or paging up or down. No longer.


If you are like me, you may have a drawer full of old laptop harddrives, USB cables, SD card, PCI cards, PCMIA cards, and maybe a few motherboards. I don’t worry about it too much, as I used to have a trunk full of these odd items…that I never used again. What you can do… Continue reading Shredding


After installing Xubuntu in lieu of Lubuntu I took a look at what applications I use on my laptop. Chrome is open almost all the time for email, blogging, checking finances, etc., so if you want to know about Chrome I’ll let Google it. Desktop open-source applications make up most of the applications I use… Continue reading Software

Goodbye L, Hello Xubuntu

I’ve been using Lubuntu for almost five years following the ending of long term support for Windows XP on my Asus EeePC netbook. After upgrading to Lubuntu 18.10 a few weeks ago, the laptop refuses to show me a menu bar. It has also been very slow (first world problems…) for many moons now. So,… Continue reading Goodbye L, Hello Xubuntu

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