Friday, January 29, 2010

Cataract surgery complete on my left eye

On Thursday, January 28, 2010, I had cataract surgery on my left eye. Both eyes need surgery; my right eye is tentatively scheduled now to be operated on February 18.

So far, the left eye, in the white of the eye, is red, the eye is swollen, but there is already some improvement in sight. By Monday I hope to have the left eye in the best shape it has been in years. A correction of -2 is the best my doctor attempted because my right eye is at -5 and he did not want more than -4 difference; in fact, he went conservative with a -3 difference. Chances are I will need lenses to see correctly in my left eye; oh well! :-)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awaiting two new releases

Well, on December 31, 2009, I finally got news that sidux 2009-04 was being released, so that took care of one of the three distributions that I frequently use, but over the past two or three months, the other two distributions that I use have been actively undergoing testing.

The antiX and SimplyMEPIS distributions are each at the Beta 4 stage of their 8.5 releases. I happen to be using antiX M8.5 Beta 4 right now; earlier this evening I was using SimplyMEPIS Version 8.5 Beta 4; both are working very well, more usable and stable than many released systems, and just right for me.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

When I’m in a squeeze, it’s Debian Squeeze!

I enjoy testing software. When I have the time, I use all kinds of different operating systems and all kinds of variations of software. However, when testing time is limited, I cut it down considerably. I tend to use primarily GNU/Linux software at home that uses Debian packaging. Today, I’ve used sidux, SimplyMEPIS, Kubuntu, and Debian Squeeze.

Debian Squeeze will be the next stable release of Debian software. Right now, it is the “testing” version and it is looking very good.