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Selden Deemer
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I don't remember seeing ice like this on the Delaware River at New Castle even when I was a kid in the 1950's. Shades of Washington crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776, about 60 miles to the north, where the river is much narrower.
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That is just pretty darn miserable looking.
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Fun waste of time this morning.
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I'm telling ya's if youze wants to sell, youze gotta have a toy inside.
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I just heard from a physician friend who is selling all his possessions preparatory to returning to west Africa, where he lived and worked for several years at a medical clinic in The Gambia. 

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Berkeley Springs, WV
After a rainy morning, we spent the day strolling around Berkeley Springs, aka Bath, which appears to have been one of the United States' first real estate promotions, with 131 lots initially offered, and buyers apparently from the young nation's elite, including George Washington. Unfortunately, few of the old buildings survive, with plat markers showing their former owners and history.
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Maryland Renaissance Festival
People watching. And yellow jackets
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Searching here and elsewhere, I have read mixed reports about whether or not an LTE/4G Chromebook works in crouton. Are there any known issues or work-arounds?
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Selden,

I finally got a chance to try it out on my HP Chromebook 13 with T-Mobile, it seems to work fine on both the ChromeOS and chroot side. I've only got 200MB / month so I really didn't run it though the paces though.

Here's a couple of snapshots using mobile data - - kde_update: http://goo.gl/BIl643 ( after 'apt-get update' )
- chromeos_g+: http://goo.gl/KpHsX5 ( 3G shown on taskbar, lower right )

I use this Chromebook at home and plugged in nearly all the time so it hasn't been exposed to the outside world so to speak. ;)
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After several weeks of experimentation, I finally have an Ubuntu LXDE crouton that works just about exactly the way I want, even autostarting. (Thanks Denny — your assistance and patience were invaluable).

I have two "small" questions (which I suspect will require some mucking about in /etc/init or elsewhere):

1. Since a Chromebook keyboard lacks a Del key, how can this enabled in Linux? Alt-Backspace doesn't work. Ctrl-Backspace deletes the word to the left of the cursor.

2. Since a Chromebook keyboard lacks a PrtSc key, how do you take a screenshot? The standard Chrome OS shortcuts don't work for me.
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Shutter is a great screenshot app. Not sure if you can bind specific keys to it though.

Here's some basic info https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/shutter/
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I finally had an uneventful crouton installation (after about 10 attempts over the past 72 hours). Using crosh/shell, updating the terminal window would always get out of sync at some point in the crouton installation. As a result, by the time it finished, it appeared to be stalled, and although I found a work-around to entering a user ID and password, it required typing blindly.

The solution was to install Secure Shell and Crosh Window from the Chrome Web Store. Crosh Window works far better than using Crl-Alt-T to open crosh the old way, and the screen always updated from the beginning to the very end. Highly recommended.
You must have Secure Shell installed for this to work:…
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+Selden Deemer,
You may be aware of this already but you can add  targets to an existing chroot by updating it and specifying the new target(s) with the '-t' option.

For example, to add both kde & gnome:
  sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t kde,gnome -u [-n chrootname]

I'd backup my chroot first (sudo edit-chroot -b [chrootname]) so you can 'undo' it if warranted.
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu kde on an old Samsung S5 with Atom processor and Chrome OS Version 40.0.2214.72 Beta. I previously successfully installed Ubuntu xfce, but I've never been fond of xfce, so I uninstalled, and started over again with:

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t kde

After about 30 minutes, free memory drops to 0, and things seem to stall. Close crosh window, restart Chromebook, open crosh/shell again, and resume installation with: 

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t kde -u

Installation resumes, but always stops at:

Processing triggers for libc-bin . . .
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

If I use Ctrl-C to stop:

Please specify a username for the primary user:     ^[[B blah, followed by Unmounting /mnt/stateful_partition/crouton/chroots/precise. . .

After going through this 3 times with the same outcome, it's time to stop. Any Ideas about how to get around this?

Downloads starts with 9.3 Gb free space, and has 8.5 Gb free when installation stalls. When I installed xfce, if I remember correctly, there was about 6 Gb free, so it's clear that the kde installation is failing long before everything has downloaded.
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+Selden Deemer, Great job analyzing and solving the problem, you're persistence and tech savvy paid off - again ;-)
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Boo!
New Castle really gets into Halloween.
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Great makeup on both of you!   I'll be asking for your advice for next Halloween. 
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Berkeley Springs, WV
We set out across northern Maryland Monday, headed for Berkeley Springs, WV by the most out-of-the way roads a GPS could suggest. On Tuesday, a 150-mile loop, with route 9 out of Berkeley Springs being the highlight. It's a nice time of year to be exploring, little traffic, and still plenty of fall color.

Berkeley Springs is the name of the post office; the town is actually incorporated as Bath, probably because of the hot springs and spa in the middle of town. 

Cacapon State Park Lodge, about 10 miles south of town, makes a nice base of operations. Quiet, inexpensive, with great views and usable WiFi.
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Jousting
Jousting is usually part of Renaissance Festivals, but in Maryland, jousting is the official state sport, and the previous weekend hosted the US National Jousting Championship, so the action was much above average. 
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Library Automation Consultant / Retired
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Computers & Operating systems (OS X, Chrome OS, Linux), Answering questions
Employment
  • Biblio Solutions, LLC
    Library Automation Consultant / Retired, 2013
  • Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies
    Assistant Library for Public Services, 1971 - 1978
    Responsible for reference services, library instruction, inter-library loans, circulation, public relations, reference (and other as needed) acquisitions, and for training and supervision of student assistants. Helped plan an expansion to the existing library building.
  • University of Petroleum & Minerals
    Library Systems Analyst, 1978 - 1983
    Planned and coordinated changes in library organization, staff training, and retrospective conversion in the implementation of DOBIS/LIBIS, an integrated library information system marketed internationally by IBM. Responsible for liaison with data processing center staff, including defining specifications, modifications, and enhancements to the system, as required by UPM Library.
  • University of Michigan
    Library Systems Analyst, 1983 - 1985
    Provide general support for Systems Office activities, with special emphasis on microcomputers & communications. Responsible for staff training, evaluation and testing of microcomputer hardware & software. Work with a wide variety of micro hardware and software, including IBM-PC, Zenith Z-150, Osborne, Macintosh, and Altos 8000 microcomputers, using Enable, Condor, SuperCalc, WordStar, Smartcom, MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw, and a wide variety of Macintosh public domain software.
  • Emory University
    University Library Systems Administrator, 1985 - 2012
    Responsible for liaison with computing center staff, including defining specifications, modifications, and enhancements to library systems required by Emory University Libraries. Team lead for central library automation services, including operation of Unicorn-based integrated library system, Primo, MetaLib, SFX, and EZproxy, and LibX plugin. Project lead 2007-2008 for implementing Ex Libris Primo as a charter customer. Primary technical support for EndNote, including instruction, customer support, development of custom import filters, Z39.50 connections, and maintenance of the EndNote@Emory web site.
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Atlanta, GA
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New Castle, Delaware - Delaware - Turkey - California - Saudi Arabia - Michigan - Georgia
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Sometime motorcycle adventurer; fulltime enthusiast
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  • Robert College (Istanbul)
  • University of Michigan
  • UCLA
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After reading some of the negative reviews, I was pleasantly surprised by a Black Friday "European Recliner" (it's Chinese, of course) purchase experience. Salesperson was polite, not pushy, didn't try to upsell me or pad the price, and I was in an out of the store in 35 minutes, with the chair in a carton ("some assembly required") in the back of my car. The chair is comfortable, and more adjustable than I first realized; everything operates smoothly and seems well-engineered, with a robust steel frame. Fit and finish are very good — much better than I expected at the $286 price. It's "pleather" (polyurethane leather) of course, but has a decent feel. As far as I can determine, exactly the same chair is listed as "on sale" at Target for $520 (regular price $650).
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
*Update:* In the past 2 years, Sprig has slipped. Service and the vibe are still good, but each meal I have had this year has been less satisfying, to the point that I do not plan to return. Chicken in a red wine sauce tonight was so overcooked that it must have been prepared before noon, and kept on a hot plate for 7 hours. Expecting the crisp, bright green beans I had in the past, I was disappointed by mushy, overcooked "Southern style" beans. I am lucky enough to live only 2 miles from Sprig, and over the past 2 years it has become my favorite place to eat out. My wife and I have never experienced anything but outstanding service, and perfectly prepared food, made from locally sourced ingredients. The bar staff really cares how they make mixed drinks, and at one time I set a goal of (responsibly) working my way through Sprig's cocktail menu — but they keep changing it, so I gave up. Of the mixed drinks that I have tried, Sourwood Smash is my favorite. To take advantage of available ingredients, the menu changes seasonally, so there is always something new, although some things, such as the outstanding onion rings and the Sprig Burger are always on the menu.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I have traveled past Franklin, NC for years, and never stopped to eat, because it appears to have nothing but fast food and chain restaurants. A few years ago, a friend recommended Caffeé REL, which has become my favorite place to eat in this part of North Carolina. A Hot Spot gas station in downtown Franklin is an unlikely place to find a French bistro, but that is exactly what you step into when you walk through the front door. The food is varied, and the service is excellent. The staff are well trained, and there is very little turnover — usually a good sign of a well-run restaurant. As others have observed, Richard can be a little eccentric, but I have never had a problem with him — quite the opposite, as he is quite willing to strike up a conversation. My favorite entreé is the Shrimp Grits (better than I have had anywhere else in the south), and my favorite dessert is Richard's grandmother's towering Belgian chocolate cake. Ask for a piece on your birthday, and it's on the house, but be prepared to share, as a single slice will easily feed 2-3 people.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Dinner here far exceeded my expectations. Beer, service, and food were all excellent, especially the pork potstickers, which are offered as an appetizer, but are ample enough for an entreé.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Natalie Jane's is one of our favorite places to eat in north east Georgia. Favorites include the beef brisket, which is slow cooked and melt in your mouth, and as of today eggplant french fries — absolutely wonderful, and a must order item the next time we are in Clarkesville.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Blue Bicycle has been one of our favorite stops on the way from Atlanta to the mountains for years. Kati Owen is a gracious host, and we have never been disappointed, except once when a glass of red wine arrived too cold. My favorite entrée is the hanger steak and fries. I don't know how Guy cooks them, but these are the best french fries I have experienced anywhere in the world — including Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland. For dessert, the chocolate hazelnut mousse never disappoints. Blue Bicycle is a bistro in the true meaning of the term: a small restaurant serving moderately priced, simple, but exquisitely prepared meals in a modest setting. It's not a fast food joint; come, relax, eat, and enjoy.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago