Back in Seattle, Again!!!

For many reasons (some private, some public), my family and I decided to leave California and move back to Seattle, Washington.

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We’re really excited to be here. We’ve decided to do some things differently than we did the first time. For example, the first time we were here, we decided to live in Covington instead of Bainbridge Island. This time, we’ve decided to live on Bainbridge Island. This means that I ride a ferry to work each morning (instead of a train). As you can see from the photo above, the ferry can often provide some spectacular views, especially at sunrise. The last time we moved to Seattle, the Carolina Panthers came to Seattle to play the Seahawks in the NFC championship game. Unfortunately, the Seahawks were the ones to go to the Superbowl. Now the Seahawks and Panthers are the #1 and #2 seeds in the NFC. Hopefully the Panthers will come back to Seattle, and leave headed for the Meadowlands (this year’s Superbowl site).

I wrote that a while ago. The Seahawks won the Superbowl. đŸ™‚

Stay tuned for more.

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Chromebook

I’ve recently purchased a Chromebook. It hasn’t arrived yet, but I got a head start on it by installing Chromium Vanilla on a USB stick and booting it up on an old desktop at home.

Things went pretty well, with the exception that ChromeOS couldn’t recognize the and use the network card in my old HP Pavilion Slimline. Once I moved the computer to another location and connected an Ethernet cable, the system was ready to go.
There are a lot of new apps that can run on ChromeOS since the last time that I looked at it. Increasingly, there are applications that can be run when the computer is not online (which makes a Chromebook infinitely more useful). Right now, I’m testing JustWriteBlog, which allows you to type your blog while offline for posting when you connect to the internet later. This would not hurt when using spotty internet connections, like the Washington State Ferries (implemented by Boingo) which drops out somewhere towards the middle of the Puget Sound.
If you’re seeing this post, it worked.