Tag: General

Tags: CentOS, DD-WRT, Debian, Fedora, Firefox, GTK, General, MATE, Migrate, Mint, Salix, Slackware, Tech_Writing, Terminal, Thunderbird, Ubuntu, Virtual_Machines, Windows, Xfce, Xubuntu

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November

  • Not Owning a Smart Phone

    Smart phones have revolutionized human existence. Denigrating jokes have been . . .

  • Reliable Software

    A sobering commentary, but nothing new to anybody who has . . .

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  • sshpass

    Once upon a time I was hired to help change . . .

  • Creating Bootable USB Sticks

    Creating a bootable USB flash drive from an ISO image . . .

  • Backups

    I've been backing up my personal computer systems for 30 . . .

  • Dual Booting

    Many people want to dual boot Linux and Windows. Dual . . .

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  • Life Without FAAMG

    I ran across an online article where the author pondered . . .

  • Handling Disruptions

    I notice many online requests for technical solutions to limit . . .

January

2019

November

October

  • A Productive Linux Desktop

    I was browsing some of my writing and computer notes. . . .

  • Sneaker Net

    A co-worker asked me how to send an email in . . .

  • Me Time

    Sometimes life is a lot like the old proverb about . . .

  • Java Plugin

    At work I discovered that one of our network connected . . .

  • Carriage Returns

    I ran into a puzzling and then infuriating problem . . .

September

  • Desktop Freezing

    For the past couple of months my office desktop occasionally . . .

  • Desktop Defaults

    For many years I have watched other people use computers. . . .

  • Mikrotik Scripting

    At work we use several dozen Mikrotik routers. I am . . .

  • The Linux Desktop

    After my recent migration from MATE to Xfce, I pondered . . .

August

  • Remote Access

    Since configuring remote SSH and OpenVPN on my router, I . . .

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February

  • WINE 4.0

    WINE 4.0 was released. At work we are using WINE . . .

  • Updating Vendor Firmware

    At work in our migration efforts we have successfully migrated . . .

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  • Obnoxious Web Sites

    Why do web developers and bloggers design web sites on . . .

  • Lessons Learned

    I strive towards not using the common terms of success . . .

  • Commodity Thinking

    I helped a person with a new Acer computer. The . . .

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  • RKHunter Hidden Ports

    At work I received some rkhunter emails from a server: . . .

  • Dokuwiki

    I manage the knowledge base wiki software at work. I . . .

  • RouterOS and Proxmox

    After configuring a RouterOS virtual machine (VM) in VirtualBox, I . . .

  • VirtualBox NAT Network

    I wanted to tinker with Mikrotik RouterOS. One reason is . . .

  • NFS Stale File Handles

    We replaced a backup server at work because of hardware . . .

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  • GRUB Menus

    The menu options created in GRUB are classic geek poop. . . .

  • Updates vs. Upgrades

    With respect to computers and many other products, I do . . .

  • Not Invented Here

    One of the noticeable impediments in free/libre software is the . . .

  • System Updates

    There is something Linux distro maintainers do not handle well. . . .

  • Network Diagrams

    Vendor lock-in and proprietary file formats are the bane of . . .

  • MATE Menu Descriptions

    In addition to not having a Run option directly in . . .

  • Libre Microsoft

    For a while the Microsoft folks have been feigning attempts . . .

  • Learning Linux

    There are many online tutorials for learning about Linux based . . .

  • LAN Notifications

    Once upon a time, notifications among LAN systems were handled . . .

  • GTK3 Scroll Bar Sliders

    GTK 3 developers seem to revel in perverting traditional desktop . . .

  • Broken Software

    Much has been written about how proprietary software cannot be . . .

  • Application Based Firewall

    A common question asked by Windows users new to Linux . . .

  • Customizing Firefox

    The Mozilla Firefox developers continue their rampage with removing usability . . .

  • Plan B

    My office computer had been a tad flaky for many . . .

  • Nvidia

    After 8 years my office desktop PC died . . .

  • Recovering Deleted Files

    A common question asked in Linux forums and covered in . . .

  • Using Windows 7

    Until this past summer I had been away from the . . .

  • Things to Do After Installing Distro X

    Ever notice those online articles titled “Things to Do After . . .

  • Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    Generally the expression “familiarity breeds contempt” means that the more . . .

  • MATE Menu Delay

    One of the mysteries that has annoyed me with MATE . . .

  • Slackware

    While mostly I use Fedora as my preferred desktop system . . .

  • LMDE

    Despite some shortcomings, I use Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) . . .

  • Finding the Right Distro

    While there are many “Best Distro for Beginners” articles on . . .

  • CentOS 7 As A Desktop

    CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a clone of RHEL . . .

  • Network Browsing

    Here is a simple usability issue I do not understand. . . .

  • Startpage

    I stopped using Google some time ago. Since my Firefox . . .

  • What Changed This Time

    I have been using Firefox since the Phoenix days and . . .

  • Authentication Required When Resuming From Sleep

    I used my laptop for a long spell without suspending . . .

  • Living Under a Rock

    Rant time . . .

  • Lazy Developers

    In Firefox there two examples of lazy developers . . .

October

September

Tags: CentOS, DD-WRT, Debian, Fedora, Firefox, GTK, General, MATE, Migrate, Mint, Salix, Slackware, Tech_Writing, Terminal, Thunderbird, Ubuntu, Virtual_Machines, Windows, Xfce, Xubuntu