The primary purpose of this is so that I remember that the really fast image viewer I discovered in Puppy is called Viewnior. I didn’t like the Eye of Mate that came with my desktop OS, and whatever I used to use in Gnome (and liked) starts slowly in Mate, so I found a package for Viewnior and installed it. I hate that; I just want a viewer to flip through images, delete some, and maybe rotate one or two. I don’t need it to do anything fancier than that. Anyway, speaking of Puppy…

I don’t want to think too hard about the time-consuming nightmare that’s been trying to find a distro that will work to use my netbook for Zoneminder. I had Arch on there, but it was too old to upgrade, and a new install didn’t go well. Okay, this is taking too long…how about Puppy? Not bad, but unfamiliar with no apt-get, and if I wasn’t going to use it to install and configure a known pain in the arse like Zoneminder, I’d probably have kept it. I ended up with Lubuntu; it runs fine on the little machine, and it’s not like I’ve got 50 cameras. I just installed the Broadcom driver that (for whatever reason) didn’t get installed with the OS; once I get that done, I can begin the daunting task of “zonemindering”. I’m not even sure why; I just got it into my head that I need to at least try it.

Also, I bought a tablet. I wasn’t going to, but it’s an inexpensive one, and got great reviews. So great, in fact, that it’s sold out twice on Amazon. They won’t have any in stock until the 3rd, but my place in line is saved (they had some a couple of days ago, but sold out in a day, so I lost out.)

Okay…driver is doing its stuff, so here we go.

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