Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Look at what I discovered this morning.

I got a message on my windows 10 laptop about programs that use up a lot of battery while running in the background. The funny thing is the number one battery hog was Cortana..... Wow just tell on yourself. LOL! I don't even use Cortana anyway so you know I turned it off. I was always wondering why my battery drained so fast while I was out where I couldn't plug in. Now I know....

Check it out....It was managed by windows but I turned it off.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Litzsey Tech Learning

Litzsey Tech Services isn't just about fixing computers and consulting but also about education. I do teach technology. I have taught people how to use the internet and how to be secure. I have taught people about other operating systems and programs. How to get the most out of your devices, and a lot more. So call me and we can discuss how I can help you. I teach individually and in small groups. I also will come train your staff in your business or non-profit.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Who is your AI?

Microsoft is stepping up with more feature for Cortana. This might be the ramping up of the computer systems AI wars. Who do you think will come out on top.

Personally I have an IPad and don't even use Siri. I'm such and old schooler that I don't think it would make my life simpler. But I see it being that way in a connected home. It would almost be like in one of my favorite movies, Demolition Man where they walk in and say "lights" and the lights come on and etc. But right now to sit at my computer and ask siri to look up something that I feel makes my life easier. I see this making life easier for the disabled.

I have a client that is blind and the tech for him to use his computer could be helped by this. I have seen him work with his computer and its light years behind. Maybe with Microsoft stepping up to do more with Cortana will help him and I can see that as something great. I just hope that the focus of the AI Wars is not for the general consumer but for those that can be help greatly from the technology.

I would live to help the disabled move into the this technology I think this will help them greatly. I could see devices linked to where not only convinces are met but necessities too giving them a more independent life not like they aren't living it already but even more so. When I look at tech today I realize that all the advancements aren't really for us but we benefit by them Hopefully the focus stays there.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Testing out Linux distribution

In an an attempt to learn and test different Linux distributions and see what people might like. Today I'm testing Slax. Slax is a modern, portable, small and fast Linux operating system. Slax boots from USB mass storage devices such as Flash Drive keys as well as from regular hard drives and CD/DVD discs. Slax provides KDE4 desktop environment already preconfigured for the most common tasks. Slax has zram support activated by default, which is a new technology for automatic RAM compression. Thanks to it, Slax runs on computers with as low as 48MB of RAM (in text mode). You can put Slax on wide range of different filesystems, including EXT (ext2,ext3,ext4), btrfs, and even FAT and NTFS.

When I installed it it seemed pretty easy to get going. Its been a while since i used KDE but the menus were simple. I went to the Slax Software Center and saw 5 icons. Abiword, Gnumeric, Chrome, Printer Support, Linux Firmware. I went to the ALL tab and I didn't see anything so maybe something will show up later. 

After I checked it out I installed the printer support. The download was fast and the program lead me through the process. My printer was a Officejet Pro 8620 and that's not the Officejet Pro driver it installed. Hopefully it will work out. 

So I will continue to use Slax and see how good it is. Its a small system and could work on older systems.