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Peppermint Linux and NaNoWriMo

I have heard a lot of great things about Peppermint Linux.  I wanted to give it a try, so I put it on one of my old Win laptops.  I really like it! It's fast and it works well.  I did that last night and played with it after installing it.  I'm tempted to install it on my 'newest' Win laptops.  I only use it to make bootable disks for my Linux computers, so... I don't like Windows and I don't really use it for anything.  I might just put Peppermint on it.  I tried to put it on the smallest and oldest of my Win laptops, but it wouldn't recognize the usb flash drive.  Then, when I went to try again last night, that particular laptop wouldn't boot.  Boo!  It might now have worked in any case.  It works fine on this other laptop I had.  I really like Linux and I'm loving Peppermint.  I've always used Linux Mint in the past.  This is as good as that but better.  I really like it.

As for NaNoWriMo, I am now over 25,000 words!  I reached that today.  So glad to make it to 25,000!  I am not over halfway there!  My character is still out and on her own, but she has found a friend in a black cat she named Kiki. :)

Monday again....

Yes, here it is Monday again.  I am going to have a normal post tonight.  Last night, time got away from me so I was only able to make a quick picture post of the puzzle.  I didn't get a lot on it done to start last night, but I started it.  I didn't finish it today either.  I could have as I was pretty close to finishing, but I stopped to get some other things done.

I saw an article online to convert an old laptop into a Chromebook.  I have an old IBM laptop that I thought would be perfect for this. It's really old so I'm currently running Linux on it.  I tried the Chrome conversion, but I guess it is really too old.  Oh well. I did play with Mint on it though.  I know that Evernote is making a Linux version of their software.  Until then, there were a third party app called Whatever.  I downloaded it and was able to log into Evernote on there with no problems.  Pretty cool!  I even created a note in there just to make sure it synced and it did!  Very nifty.  


As you can see, I got a lot of the puzzle done today.  I'll finish it up tomorrow.  It's pretty fun.

How I am using Evernote today:  I am using it on a laptop running Linux Mint via an app called Whatever.  Very cool all around. :)


Walking, yes or no.

Well, it was a yes!  It was warm again today and although it was overcast, there was a very minimal chance of rain, so I decided to walk.  It was a pretty good one and I must have been moving pretty fast, because I got back home a bit earlier than I usually do!  I relaxed a few minutes with coffee and then did my workouts.  Those weren't too bad.  After those, I did my French lesson and then relaxed a bit before fixing lunch.  I also washed and dried a load of clothes today, but I haven't gotten those out of the dryer yet!

I decided to go to Target just to walk around for a bit.  I did, but they were so crowded, it got on my nerves so I left!  I had thought about getting Starbucks, but my friend had texted and asked if I'd bring him a shake.  I did that and then I drove around a little more and then headed home.  I watched more Olympic coverage today.  I saw some the the Curling event and I have to say that is the dumbest thing I've ever seen.  How is that even considered a sport?!  So weird!

Anyway!  I did find two true crime books last night on Amazon and loaded them to my Kindle.  One is a book about Ted Bundy that I haven't read.  I am fascinated with Ted Bundy and I've read all the books I could get on him.  The reviews say this one is good.  My favorite will always be The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule.  Not only did she write about him, she actually KNEW him personally.  I loved all her books.  It was sad when she died.  Her writing style was excellent.

I decided to try a different version of Linux on one of my old Win laptops.  The laptop that I was trying to burn the iso to a usb drive was being snarky, so I restarted it and now I'm waiting for 15342432234 updates. ~_~; Stupid windows and their stupid updates.  I wish it would hurry.  At this point, I am probably not going to be installing Linux tonight!  I've always (well mainly) used version of Linux Mint, but I wanted to try something different.  We'll see how it goes!