Important news re Linux

My move from Mac to Linux has been slow and halting. It has been driven by increasing dislike for things Apple does, yet slowed by the reluctance to give up certain conveniences (sometimes called “laziness”). I long ago stopped being a Mac advocate and/or fanboy. Deciding to build my own PC has added impetus to the process.

Everyone who ever contemplates ditching whatever computing platform they are using for some other has their own reasons – and their own obstacles to doing so. If you are in that position now, especially if you are starting to lean towards moving to Linux, you should definitely read this:

Microsoft just blew up the only reason you can’t use a Linux desktop

About corn…

So I am thinking that corn is the best butter delivery system in the world. Cornbread with butter mmmmmmmm. Warm corn muffins with butter mmmmmmmmm. Corn on the cobb covered in butter mmmmmmmmmm. Popcorn drizzled with melted butter mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I’m sure there are other examples, but I can’t think of them now because my brain is busy thinking about corn muffins and butter. Mmmmm butter. Mmmmm corn mufffins.

re Album Reviews

I cannot remember the last time I read a review of a newly released album. However, I used to read lots of reviews way back when.

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of reviews I read, only one sticks out in my memory, and it is, in my mind, the greatest album review ever written. I have no recollection of who wrote it or where I read it. But back in late 1978 Eric Clapton released an album titled Backless. Below is the complete text of the review I read of Backless.

“Spineless.”

Music of the day

David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, and Chris Hillman — three original members of The Byrds—get together at the Roy Orbison tribute concert and sound fantastic performing classic hits Turn!Turn!Turn! and Mr. Tambourine Man. They totally rock the house when Bob Dylan joins them for the second song. The songs are available as part of The Byrds’ CD box set. Watch this and be reminded why they are all in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The Byrds — Turn!Turn!Turn! and Mr. Tambourine Man — 1990