Welcome to CubicleNate’s Techpad of somewhat useful information, mostly tech related, such as, Linux, vintage computing, building things or other obscure nonsense. This site is essentially my public facing notebook so most of this is quite literally for my reference. If you happen to find something useful or utter garbage on here, please let me know. I’m quite certain my notes are riddled with mistakes and any corrections are completely welcome.
My primary focus will be on Linux, or specifically openSUSE Linux and getting work or fun done with it. I enjoy re-purposing yesterdays “modern” hardware and make it relevant once again. Linux extends the service life of a lot of the hardware that is so often discarded before its time. I do dabble in other distributions of Linux but only to ensure that I have some level of comfort when helping other Linux users out. I tend to blather from time to time about what I am “working” on.
I am currently running openSUSE Tumbleweed on my primary machine and low powered netbooks. I put openSUSE Leap on several other machines I interact with less frequently. It is amazingly rock solid. This is a testament to the great job of the openSUSE community of developers, testers and contributors. I appreciate how running openSUSE has a low memory usage and a light weight feel, even on older hardware.
During my time of using openSUSE, I put together a recommend a Base Application Set for general desktop usage. This includes adding Google’s Chrome Browser and multimedia codecs. These are bits of software that openSUSE will not include automatically.
Comments and suggestions, constructive or not, are welcome feel free to contact me.