My new Meerkat

I put the Meerkat by System76 on my Christmas wish list this year. And got it! Once I plugged it in I haven’t gone back to my windows machine. It’s been wonderful and also a challenge. I found that I could not get drivers for my old Canon printer. So after research got a new HP 6978 that was on sale. It is wireless. And I couldn’t get all the features to work. So I plugged in my old printer cable and copy/scan / double side printing and scanning worked. My next challenge is to access the data on my windows drive. and to see if my exact program will work in wine.

I am planning to bring it Saturday.

I forgot to say that the printer keeps track of the ink and ships more to you when it gets down to one-third.

Christmas Party TIME!!

Time to start thinking about Holiday treats for the December meeting.  Plates, bowls, napkins will be provided — the rest is up to the members.

Cookies – bars – breads – fruit – nuts – cookies – crackers – meats – cookies – fudge – donuts – cookies – chestnuts  – pickled herring?

I expect about 22 people – so let us know what you plan to bring.

See you December 10, 9:00 a.m.,  at Sump.

12+ hours in and here’s where I’m at . . .


Trying to install Win10 Anniversary edition for the 3rd time.  This is my demo HP laptop that came with Win8.1 and has been running Win10 for a year.  This is my 3rd try with the same result – I have a blank screen.  HD lite does flash randomly – at least once every 15 seconds – so this might just be a waiting game.  After each of the first 2 failed installs, it rebooted and reinstalled a previous version of Win10 and came right back to a working laptop.  Read a few hints online – made certain everything was up to date, removed the wireless mouse USB hub, ran a few checks as admin and it did find and fix some file error.  Went to MS web and downloaded and started the Anniversary install again.  That was at 3:30p.m.  And the screen went blank after the second reboot at approx 32% updating.  It is now 11:15 p.m. and I’ll put a box over the screen again tonight to stop the glare, and I’ll let you know how it is in the morning.  Fingers crossed      🙂