CentOS 7 Xfce Desktop

CentOS 7 Minimal++ (Virtual) Setup

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] Introduction This note covers the setup of a CentOS 7 minimal image on a VMware Workstation host. Included are the steps to install a basic windowing system such as Xfce as … Read more

Walker River Inn, Bridgeport, CA

10 Years Ago: The Journey Begins

September 24th, 2004. It was a Friday. And after an exciting and stress-filled summer (is buying a house ever easy?), and after a very intensive weekend spent packing a semi-trailer with all of our belongings, we were on our way. We were moving back to Lindsborg, to a house we purchased during our visit in … Read more

Westminster Sunset

Walking the Long Miles Home

Here’s a shot of Westminster taken in September 2013. It’s been processed using Topaz Simplify giving it kind of a “painterly” look. (Click to see a larger version of the image.) [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Oh Sunflower

Oh Sunflower

I’ve enjoyed the song Sunflower, by Toni Price, ever since I first heard it. The lyrics always suggested my granddaughter Moneka to me, even more so as she blossoms into a smart, tough, beautiful and mature young woman. Today, I was riding my bike when I saw the sunflower shown below. I should note that … Read more