Thursday, 26 May 2016
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
That’ll hopefully go down well.
I bumped into an old friend, yesterday: who — flatteringly — wanted my advice, buying a laptop.
Well, one can’t not, can one?
I, of course? Suggested getting a Mac: which the friend concerned felt was a bit out of her budget.
But I WAS able to suggest a reasonably priced laptop. I’ve installed
Ubuntuas the operating system: as the friend concerned only really needs it for web-surfing, email and accessing Facebook.
She’ll find it useful.
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
I’m quietly satisfied, there.
Today is one of my days off: and not one where I’d had anything planned, per se.
But I DID bump into an old friend: in Brentwood Library.
One who was looking to buy a laptop, from the Brentwood branch of CeX.
And who — flatteringly — wanted my advice on which one would be a good buy.
Well, yes, obviously, I told her to get a Mac!
But as she felt that was out of her price bracket? Went for a HP laptop. I’ve just installed
Ubuntuonto it for her, and been able get a rough idea of the machine’s individual foibles.
The lady concerned will be pleased.
At ANY rate?
At any rate, I know the one thing I DID have planned was catching up with some TV.
Given that there was nothing on terrestrial TV I wanted to catch?
I did what so many of us are doing, these days.
Streamed a series.
In this case … ?
And yes, it IS going down very well.
What … ?!
I’m a film fan … well … armchair film fan, at any rate.
One who, over the years, has picked up one distinct impression.
That films based on video games aren’t necessarily much good.
Which has what’s mostly encouraged me not to watch: that and the fact I’m not exactly a video games fan.
Then, courtesy of the BBC?
I learnt one company has achieved something of a coup.
Threshold Global Studios are planning a trilogy of movies … based on Tetris.
I’d love to see the script for that lot … !