Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chromebook and Ubuntu - How do I right click?

If you are using Crouton on a Chromebook, there will come a day where you ask "How do I right click?" With Chrome, you tap with two fingers. In Ubuntu, this does work.
Nothing special is needed. Just hold the ctrl button and click. This also works with any Ubuntu variant and a Mac single button mouse.
Good to know, eh?

Monday, July 21, 2014

C710-2487 Acer Chromebook Hardware Specs

I had to mess with it, I put myself in developer mode and switched to the dev channel in an effort to get my Wacom Bamboo working with my Chromebook. I just don't have time to test to night, so I will simply make a brief post about this Chromebook.
Hopefully, if I keep notes all will go well. This post is for my sanity.
C710-2487 Specs:
Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 x 768 pixels
Processor1.1 GHz Celeron 847
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports3
Average Battery Life (in hours)4 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberC710-2487
Hardware PlatformLinux
Operating SystemChrome
Item Weight3 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.22 x 1.09 x 7.95 inches
ColorIron Gray
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taco Soup

Taco Soup is a wonderful, healthy meal that is filling and fast cooking.
1 lbs. Ground Beef, 90 or 95% lean
1 can of corn
2 cans of seasoned chilli beans**
1 can of petite diced tomatoes
1 can of petite diced tomatoes with chilies
1 package of taco mix
1 package of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
*optional - 1 cup of onions or scallions.
**Try substituting other types of beans such as black beans or kidney beans.
Brown meat in a frying pan and drain. With 95% lean meat, add a tablespoon of olive oil.
Pour all 5 cans of ingredients into a large pot, do not drain these. It doesn't get easier than this. Add in the ground beef and stir in your two mixes. Bring to a simmer.
Garnish with matchstick carrots, taco cheese, and sour cream. Add Franks Hot Sauce or Tabasco to kick it up a notch. You can also add any fresh, cold veggies on hand.
Leftovers can be served cold, over a classic iceberg lettuce salad, fresh veggies, or tortilla chips. I like cold over lettuce with fresh tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and broccoli. Excellent for any season.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Multi Day Chromebook Offline Test Part 3

My questioning mind. Google Drive stores files locally. I wonder where? Could I find those files and drop them on a jump drive to edit elsewhere? I can’t see them anywhere on the hard drive and since this is an offline test of the Chrome OS, I don’t want to connect or fire up Ubuntu to poke around.
My other question is why doesn't the spell check work? I noticed that the spell checker for the Chrome Web Browser is working, but that function is apparently different than the spell checker for Drive files. I find it baffling; you would think they are the same tool.
The other funny thing is, I can’t delete drive files. I am sure that is a safety feature, but in messing around, I have created several “Untitled Documents” that I can't ditch. That is maddening to a file freak. Why can't I delete?!?
Well, I guess some mysteries in life are good.
Aw, who am I kidding. I am so gonna Google the answers later.