It’s Under Control!

Total deaths to date: 6,593(1)

January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.” (Total Cases: 1, Total Deaths: 0)(1)

(1) Source is number of cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of 4:00 pm on the previous day.


Adventures With WSL

Finally got around to installing Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on my miniature desktop PC.

There are two Win 10 applications that must be “tweaked” for WSL to work as advertised: Command Prompt and PowerShell.  If your system has both Command Prompt and PowerShell installed, you must do the following to both.

  • Prior to installing WSL, open the Command/PowerShell menu by right clicking on the small icon in the upper left of the window.
  • Select the Properties entry.
  • In the Properties window, Select the Option Tab and uncheck the “Use legacy console” box.
  • Close this Command/PowerShell instance.
  • Open a new Command/PowerShell instance.
  • Open the Command/PowerShell menu.
  • Select the Properties entry.
  • In the Properties window, Select the Terminal Tab and uncheck both the “Use Separate Foreground” box and the “Use Separate Background” box.
  • Close this Command/PowerShell instance.

Once this is done, go to the Windows Store and download and install the WSL application.  There are a number of Linux distributions you can choose from.  Ubuntu is the default.

What this gives you is a standard Linux Terminal capability: a Linux kernel and a Bash Shell,i.e., a Linux command-line capability.  Sorry but no easy-peasy point and click stuff…maybe someday!!

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

While doing some maintenance on one of my websites, I found some stuff for the year 1987 in HR’s List that voters in this years Presidential Election should consider:

  • 1987, #37 – Blaming everybody else does not imply you are perfect.
  • 1987, #40 – Denouncing those who disagree with you is one way to cover your incompetence.

And I found one other that those who lust for power should remember:

  • 1987, #43 – Always remember that the “Man Who Would Be King” ended up losing his head. (courtesy R. Kipling)