This blog used to be called “macbuntu” for a year and a half, and below is the original greeting:
“Welcome to macbuntu! I’m fascinated by multiple layers of meaning, and the name “macbuntu” reflects two. This site brings together two great passions in my life; one old (the Macintosh, which I’ve been using personally and professionally for over 12 years), and one new (Ubuntu Linux, with which I’ve only recently started experimenting).
While I have a lot of Macintosh experience, I’m a Linux newbie at best. Since I’m essentially embarking upon a journey into new and unfamiliar territory, I thought that I would create this blog to record my experiences. I hope that the things I learn about Ubuntu Linux on the Macintosh might prove useful to others in a similar situation.”
On September 22, 2007, I changed the blog title to “Flyback Transformer”, with the tagline “Adventures in Geek (formerly Adventures in Ubuntu Linux on the Macintosh)”. A number of burning questions arise:
Q. What is a flyback transformer?
A. Also called the line output transformer, the flyback transformer is used in the power supply of a Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) to generate the high voltage needed to power a CRT (definition from Wikipedia).
Q. Why “Flyback Transformer”
A. Because if ever I started a band, I always said that I’d call it “Flyback Transformer”. Since I’m never going to start a band, this is the next best thing. Your old school picture tube TV has a flyback transformer, as do CRT computer displays. Newer flat screen TV’s and LCD displays do not. Since I have the occasional hankering to mess around with older technology, I thought it would be a cool name for this blog.