User profile: ksmcqueen

User info
  • Registered
  • VerifiedYes

Forum posts

Forums > Living in Kunming > Linux Ubuntu help please!!

I did try, still awaiting response. I really would like someone to look at it though, since I am basically the opposite of a computer expert, and I don't think I could understand many solutions they may offer.

For example, I don't know what a "kernel" is outside of the context of corn, and I don't know what a live cd is or how I would go about downloading it from Ubuntu.

How can I learn what version I have now and which I upgraded? Since the upgrades are automatic I don't know. How can I figure that out?


Forums > Living in Kunming > Linux Ubuntu help please!!

I'm having some pretty serious issues with my current version of Ubuntu after my last automatic upgrade. Does anyone know anything about Linux? I need help urgently! I can't find my wireless connections and I can't play my music!

Forums > Living in Kunming > DIY stuff, tools, wood etc.

Does anyone know where to get untreated wood? I'm looking to build a bee box, and bees don't like plywood or chemicals in their house. I have all the tools I will need (or my roommates do), just need some wood. Any info would be good. And I am aware of the existence of the internet, taobao, etc so no need to mention that. Thanks!

Forums > Travel Yunnan > coming for Spring Festival, want to cycle

Hi, I'm coming to Kunming from January 23-30, I live in Chongqing where people don't ride bikes, so I'm very interested in doing a 3-4 day bike trip in Yunnan. Where's the best place to start? Where's the best place to go? I can take a bus to another city from Kunming if there's a better starting point. I'm in decent shape, though I haven't ridden a bike seriously in like 8 months since I've been in CQ. Any info or tips would be great!


No results found.


My Chinese isn't great, but if anyone can call and ask what kinds of things they have need of (clothes, blankets, toiletries, childrens' toys) or any ways I can donate my time to help out, I'd be keen on knowing...

how did you find the route? did you talk to people who had done the ride before or just looked at maps or GPS?

frickin awesome, btw



Lovely restaurant with top-notch service and fantastic food. I love all the beets, avocados, brussels sprouts, asparagus, quinoa, and tempeh. At first glance of their new menu I was overjoyed to see so much deliciousness, then nearly passed right out from elation when I noticed most of it is vegan! In all seriousness though I can't say enough about how wonderful this place is. Highly highly recommend!


Best pizza in town. Slice of Heaven's a close second, and a better value on their 20kuai pizza Fridays, but overall taste and selection goes to Lost Garden, hands down. I went there for the 3rd or 4th time for the pizza night last week. We sat on their roof terrace, which has been re-done very nicely since the last time I was there. The service was reasonable, and the waitresses even spoke some English! On a previous visit I had a pumpkin soup and a baked pasta, both delicious and well-presented. Anecdote: I was there once on a cold day a couple of months ago and the foreign manager (owner?) made my friend and I hot toddies upon request, even though they're not on the menu, and they were pretty much perfect. I have nothing negative to say about this place.