On Ubuntu Spectre/Meltdown still appears to be mostly unpatched at the kernel level. There is some hope in that some software has already been patched. Linux Mint appears to be a different story, with the kernels and a number of other packages already patched.
I was really bad on the movie purchasing front this weekend, but that's because most of the DVDs I bought were $1.50 to $2.00.
I'm always on the hunt for new movies to add to our KODI server, this week I picked up 4 new movies, all on DVD.
Lately I've been creating videos on Windows. This has proven to be quite a challenge because almost all of the free editors I've been trying out seem to be very buggy. Here are some of the faults I've found with Openshot.
I've been on vacation for the past month. During that time it appears some updates to Google Chrome now cause Chrome to default to prompting for a password keyring. This annoying behaviour led me to delete Chrome from my system, but that left me with a problem - clicking on the default Xubuntu web browser icon now resulted in an error (it was still looking for Google Chrome).