Mini PC

I got this 3 days ago and plugged it into my TV and off to the race it went. It comes with Windows 10 version 1909 and updating took a while but I expected that so I just let it sit and do its thing. Now you only have 64gig of space on the drive so after all the updates and apps that come in windows, you will have to do some cleaning up.

After removing all the apps I will not use and using storage sense I have over half the drive free. I have not installed Chrome ( don’t think it would work well ) I did upgrade Microsofts Edge browser to the new chrome version and its working great.
Day 3 installed Ubuntu 20.04 and the install went well but the performance did slow down a bit. I only gave it about a hour ( didn’t give it a fair shake ) with Ubuntu on it and decided to go back to Windows. Now I forgot it came with Windows 1909 and the only USB I have is version 2004. When I did the upgrades on 1909 it said 2004 would be coming soon.
Installed Windows 10 version 2004 and it’s not having any problems so far.

I would recommend one of these devices if all you want to do is surf and browse the internet why pay more.

Change in Scenery

So the wife saw I was going crazy at home all day long and decided to book us into the Peppermill Casino for the weekend. Now this is a normal stomping ground so the rooms were free so I can not complain about that. I know with all that’s going on it was going to be different, but I didn’t expect it to be that bad. ..it was.

I did get to do some people watching and the view was not to bad, it was different so that was a good thing.Looking out the window on the 16th floor and seeing the world go buy knowing that it still goes on is a uplifting feeling. I guess you just have to get out of your own space once in a while to feel better.

If I had the option one night on the casino would be enough for me as I don’t gamble to much,but the wife likes it and as long as she is happy.

Not the wine and cheese I want

Coming back from Mexico 2 weeks ago I was hoping things in the US would be getting better. That is not that case,the pain in the ass “Karen and Kevin’s” decided to open the country way to soon. In Nevada the amount of Covid case’s had doubled since the opening of the casinos and its worse in Las Vegas.

Karens

I thought about what I have wrote so far and was thinking “spoiled ass American” there are a lot more people worse off then I am during this bullshit. The point I’m trying to make is that we (US) could have done a better job at slowing down the progress and spread of this. I don’t mind having to wear a mask if it helps.

Now back to me, so my family has decided for me not to go back to work and my wife is working remotely for the foreseeable future. And I would love to do this someplace that is note home,but the rest of the world saw and is seeing the US numbers go up and are refusing entry. Italy where I was going to in march was shut down. They closed for a month and then started letting visitors back in slowly. Now residents of the EU came come and go as they please but if you have a US passport sorry don’t even try.

Entitled Americans suck!

Catalonia Playa Maroma

So It’s been a long time ( or at least what feels like a long time ) but I have a plan to get the hell out of the country on Thursday. We have had this trip to mexico planned since it looked like they were opening Mexico and now 3 days away the US numbers are up. US from what I’m seeing seem to think everything is all fine and good “Fuck heads”.

The pool

We did make it into Mexico on American Airlines and the planes had a lot more people on them then I thought would be there. You know airlines profit before safety. All the stress I was feeling or should I say anxiety about making it was gone.

The beach

The resort check in was fast, we had been to this resort before years ago. I didn’t remember to much about the first visit it was so long ago and only a few days. The room we got was one with a ocean view and a private pool. Anytime you have the option get the private pool.

The room pool

We were up on the top floor ( no lift ) and the view was wonderful. The resort only had a few people in it the day we checked in. And it looked like they checked out they next day. We had all the beds next to the pool and most on the pool to ourselves. I did forget how the heat gets to you on the first day so we had to head back to the room during the hottest part of the day.

The pool

The pool is a odd one with a lot of changes in depth up to about 9 foot in some sections. The staff had so little people to serve they got used to what we drank and who we were. Soon as the bar opened at 11 they sent over drinks without us asking. Everytime we wend to get something to eat they had temp scanners and kept a record. The food and service was awesome I hope we can go back soon.

Room View

At a Bar…

I could not take it anymore and gave in and went to bar for a pint or 2 or 3. Makes it sound like I needed it, no I just found out the pub down the block was open to have a seat and have some drinks.It is nice to be out of the house and to see some old friends, its been so long. Every group is at different tables just sitting with the people they came in with and we are way more than 2 meters apart. I am worried once everything is up fully this place will be packed as normal.

Now being from a state that has a LOT of room (Nevada) between cities and even homes,people see to group up at bars and casinos. One of the friends I saw here tonight was so ready for the “restrictions” to be done with and said that Covid was way over done by “the media” and seemed annoyed it happened.

Since I started this post the “casino” part of the bar opend and we got to the pub about a half hour after opening and it was packed. They are only seating so many people at the bar where the gaming machines are so you have to wait in a Q to game. Saw some others friends and it’s nice to be almost back to norm.