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Christopher B. Wright
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Today's Help Desk is a continuity check.
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Virtual Desktop functionality in Windows 10 isn't perfect. It's not nearly as customizable as it is in Kubuntu. But it's good enough to be useful and I'm really happy they put it in.
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Expecting MS product to be as flexible as Linux, you're usually going to be disappointed. Good to hear that it's useful though. 
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It worked! I'm now running Windows 10.

Well, OK -- it APPEARS to have worked and I am APPARENTLY running a working copy of Windows 10. Including multiple desktop support, which seems a bit limited but we'll see how it works.

So far the only silliness with Windows 10 has been with Kaspersky Antivirus, of all things. A while back it had an urgent notification to UPDATE KASPERSKY NOW  so it would be Win10 compatible, which I did, and after loading Win 10 for the first time it popped up this dialog box:

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has been successfully configured for Microsoft Windows 10

Operability of the application in Microsoft Windows 10 is limited

More about limitations

The "more about limitations" part is a link, and I clicked on it, wanting to know more about the limitations.

...it took me to the Kaspersky home page, which is basically an ad for all of its products. No real information or anything, just the web page of the product I'm already using. Yes, Kaspersky, that is your web page. I acknowledge that. Thanks so much for pointing it out.
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The limitation is in its link parsing.
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All of my important files are backed up on three machines, the Linux partitions on this PC are installed to a separate physical drive, and if it fails colossally I'm pretty confident I'll get a good run of comics out of it.

The "good run of comics" part is really the main reason why I'm doing this today. That, and the promise of better DirectX 10 support, but mostly the "good run of comics" part.

Poor Mark.
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For the writer, there is no adversity.  Only material for their next book.
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There's another Help Desk today. It's not a trend, I just slipped.
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good to see some "Help Desk" appear, however (ir)regular it may be.
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Pssst. Pssst.

You. Yeah, you, over there. New Help Desk.
CUSTOMER: I'm having a problem with your web browser. KING: Please describe the nature of your problem and the steps you've taken to try and resolve it so far. CUSTOMER: Well I can't get it to load any websites. Firefox is fine, Chrome is fine, but any time I try to load something on Internet ...
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collapses in amazement at a new comic

+Nishit Dave If you mean the phone scripts, they're made by micromanaging people who can't leave any last thing to chance and everything MUST be done their way. I suspect a lot of them ARE sadists though. :P
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WEIRD THINGS THAT ARE WEIRD, LAPTOP EDITION:

This is the laptop that I was CONVINCED had died horribly just before Christmas, which caused me to panic in the face of a looming deadline and cause me to spend money on a new desktop computer, only to find that the problem was actually an errant Windows program that was messing up both the Windows and Linux partitions.

I have since removed the Windows partition, put in an new ssd hard drive and am running only Linux. Linux is very stable. And it's a little eerie because the laptop pretty much makes NO SOUND WHATSOEVER when it's running so I frequently think it's turned off until I jog the mouse.

...the grub bootloader hangs, though. That's just odd. I mean, it doesn't happen all the time,  but from time to time it'll get to the "choose your kernel" menu and just sit there, and nothing will move it forward. I have to physically turn off the computer and turn it back on again is what I'm saying... then it works fine.

But that's weird, right? The BOOTLOADER hangs more than the OS does.
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Yeah, even if you only have one disk with one partition, you still have to tell grub whether to install into the MBR (/dev/sdx) or partition (/dev/sdx#).
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Mark reaches out to old friends in today's Help Desk.
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Today's Help Desk was ripped from the Google Plus feed... h/t to +Shannon Shoffner who was "lucky" enough to experience it.
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When we got the Alpha's and Beta's for Win95 early in the year 1995 (so last century!), we didn't see how it could ship by Xmas, let alone sooner, so we called it WinEver. (=whenever). Amazingly, it pulled together and was stable enough for us to bootstrap our IDE on it by FRC.
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A new operating system rears it's currently undescribed head in today's Help Desk.
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I can't help but imagine this is inspired by real-world events. Call me crazy...
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Have I shown everyone this yet? This is what I'm working on when I'm not creating documentation for The Man.
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Man, this song. THIS SONG.
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Careful getting off the couch. "Woah NO!"
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Clarksburg, WV
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Monroe, LA - Troy, NY - Albany, NY - Raleigh, NC - Richmond, VA - Woodbridge, VA - Arlington, VA - Spotsylvania, VA - Fredericksburg, VA - Alexandria, VA - Indian Head, MD
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Author, Musician, Occasional Cartoonist, Scoundrel, Wit
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    Performing Arts, 1989 - 1993
  • West Potomac High School
    1985 - 1989
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