Monthly Archives: July 2022

Installed ChromeOS Flex

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X130e laptop. It came with Windows 10 Home Edition, which does not work nearly as well for me as the Profession Edition I have on other systems. It hangs frequently. I have also installed Ubuntu Linux on it, which does better.

These days Chromebooks are everywhere, so I have become curious about Google’s Chrome OS Flex, the installation of which can turn an ordinary old (but not too old) PC into a Chromebook. Continue reading

Rang Gaeilge, 20ú lá Mí na Iúil 2022

Duinnín agus an Bótun (tuilleadh)

Dineen and the Mistake (continued)
  • ‘Fear an bhainne, ní foláir!’ ar sise. ‘Gabhaigí mo leithsceal, soicind.’ Rith sí as an seomra, an doras á dhúnadh aici ina diaidh.Leanfadh an tAthair Pádraig amach sa halla í ach bhagair
    Abraham air seasamh, ina theannta, sa bháfhuinneog.

    ‘Tá crann idir mé agus an doras. Ní maith liom crainn. Níl gá
    leo,’ arsa Tomkins go crosta.

    ‘Tom labhrais atá ann,’ arsa an tAthair Pádraig.

    ‘Sssss! Éist!’

    Nior chuala siad ach doras a oscailt agus a phlabadh arís

    ‘Duine ar bith!’ arsa Miss Sweetman nuair a d’fhill sí.

    ‘It must be the milkman!’ she said. ‘Excuse me, a second.’

    She ran out of the room, closing the door behind her.

    Father Patrick would have followed her out into the hall but Abraham beckoned him to stand,
    along with him, in the bay window.

    ‘There is a tree between me and the door. I do not like trees. No need for[??] them,’ Tompkins said crossly[?]

    ‘That is a laurel there,’ said Fr. Patrick.

    ‘Shhhh! Listen!’

    They only heard a door opening and slamming again immediately.

    ‘Nobody!’ said Miss Sweetman when she returned.

    ní foláir it is necessary
    bagair brandish, beckon, threaten, drive(animals)
    teannta Strait, difficulty, predicament m
    i dteannta along with, in addition to
    crosta Fractious; troublesome, difficult; (Of child) Mischievous, contrary
    labhras (Bay) laurel m
    plabadh plopping, banging m
    láithreach Present, immediate
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A Windows Memory Leak Problem

Recently there were a few times when I was using VS Code under Windows and the response time got worse and worse. A reboot would fix it temporarily, but the problem would come back. A look at task manager showed that the Shell Infrastructure Host, sihost.exe, was using a lot of CPU. I thought about killing the process, but the dire warnings about system instability deterred me the first time.

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