World of Doctor Vell

The way I see the world

Atari Falcon

Hi there,

I know it is a weird topic title but I figured might as well get your attention.  First off when I was younger (and even now) I always wanted an Atari Falcon computer.  It was the very last of the line of computers made by Atari inc.  I am not talking about a game console but a full fledged computer.  By today’s standards it is very primitive and not worthy but I really want one.  Well recently I have been using a program called “hatari” which is an Atari emulator which emulates from the ST all the way to the Falcon.  I am having so much fun with it.  Here are a few screen shots.

Boot screen right before it goes to a memory check.

This is the About screen for NeoDesk 4 (now openly to download from the site)  This is an alternative desktop design, which I like.

This is the About screen for Geneva allowing the ST/Falcon to multitask.  I really don’t know much more about it than that.  I still will need to get more information.

Ok this may surprise you but at one time WordPefect was the best word processor for the PC world, setting standard for its time.  But a lot of users never knew is that Atari even had its own version which was completely compatible with the PC version.  I like it :).


I will post more as I play with this emulator.  I still hope to get a real unit someday though.

New Logo

Recently the BBC has announced the new Doctor Who logo…I like it, and so does my wife.  Here it is…You can judge for yourself if you like or not.

I still don’t have any idea how the theme tune will be changed but I know it will still be the same basic beat that was created in the show back in 1963, which has changed with the times and the Doctor.

Show premiers in October of 2018 and I can’t wait to see how it is.  I will post another article on my reviews of the episodes when they air along with my commentary of all the past Doctors and their adventures.   I will cover from the shows origins in 1963 all the way to the current time.  I will most likely NOT do them in any particular order, but I will do my best to keep it up to date with postings as much as I can do.

The Master and Missy are watching me…

Oh no, it is The Master and Missy are watching my every move on my computer.  I thought it was just paranoia but yet it is true.  I found out that they were watching over me via my webcam,  Here is proof, I took a picture of them doing it.

I wonder what they think…



HEHE thank-you all for putting up with this 🙂


LinuxMint 18.1

Hello there, here is my first blog post in quite a long time.  I do apologize about not writing one earlier, but either I thought it wasn’t interesting to post or I just was too lazy to write anything or I just didn’t have the time to put anything down.

Recently I have had to re-install LinuxMint 18.1 as I was having problems with 18.3.  I know what the problem was but I just decided to stick with version 18.1 for the time being.

(picture source: — not sure if that auction is still up as of writing of this message but that is where I got the picture from)

My current system:

System: Host: xxxxxxxxxxx  (private sorry)

Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Gateway product: M-1625 v: 3409925R
Mobo: Gateway model: N/A v: 9D.04
Bios: Phoenix v: 9D.04 date: 04/07/2008
CPU: Dual core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TL-60 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 6383
clock speeds: max: 2000 MHz 1: 1600 MHz 2: 1600 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690M [Radeon Xpress 1200/1250/1270]
bus-ID: 01:05.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280×800@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RS690
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS690 HDMI Audio [Radeon Xpress 1200 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:05.2
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: a000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Adapter
usb-ID: 001-004
IF: null-if-id state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (61.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500BEVS size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 227G used: 141G (66%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: /boot size: 472M used: 61M (14%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-3: swap-1 size: 2.01GB used: 0.16GB (8%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 86.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 191 Uptime: 58 min Memory: 820.2/1872.8MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

This was obtained by using the command “inxi -Fxz” in the terminal mode.  I will not pretend that I understand exactly what 100% of what it means with the stuff it mentioned, but I do have a rough idea.  I have been in various IRC rooms seeing what people type and taking down notes (mentally not on paper, which I should), going to various websites, going to the Fourms on the official LinuxMint website by asking questions and reading other questions.

I have chosen this operating system as that I tried to update my Ubuntu 15.10 system to the 16.04LTS (long term support) but I found out that my system can NOT handle it.  It is due to the kernel and the ATI video card in my laptop is NOT supported anymore.  That is the main reason why I don’t use 18.3 on my laptop.  I could have upgraded and had little problems but this way I just feel I am safe.

A New Page

Welcome to the new and hopefully improved World of Doctor Vell.  This is where I will be having my blog.  I am going to post articles, receipes, interests of mine, things I would love to have, things that I have, things I had, opinions and stuff I might even have for sale to purchase.

Currently, I have it set up as everyone is a subscriber because I do not want spam, nor do I want any language besides English to be posted here and if I can’t read it or understand it, then it won’t be posted.  I am not against other languages it is just I don’t want this to be a place where people might be discussing things that I do not approve of.
I am entitled to my opinion just as you are, so if you don’t agree with mine, that is perfectly fine, but just remember I am entitled to mine.  If you don’t like my opinions or other stuff posted here, then don’t come back, simple.  If you don’t mind my ramblings, then please stay and enjoy yourself.  If you wish to donate to help keep this running, there is an area where you can do that.  Thanks…