Blatherings

Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

Once I tasted the sweet goodness of a multiple screen workstation, having a single screen seems almost unusable. Sure, that is a bit of a hyperbole but single screen workstations are far less productive for me and I wanted to improve my mobile laptop set up. This is something I had been thinking about for … Continue reading Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

I make it a point to buy new software for old computers at least annually. One particular game that I rather enjoy is called "PETSCII Robots" by The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray. Here is the first video published about the game. In short, this is a blast to play on the Commodore 64 or VIC-20. … Continue reading PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead

I have had three Commodore 64 computers that were not functional. I was committed to fixing the computers to get them operational. One of these machines is my actual first computer from my childhood, the other two, not sure where they came from but were not functional. I identified on one that the CIA (complex … Continue reading Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead

openSUSE in 2022 | Continues to be Awesome

I have been pretty quiet here on CubicleNate.com for a few months, not because of any lack of interest in what I do but rather that there have been life things that have gotten in the way. I have many incomplete blatherings that are waiting for me to finish writing them up. The one thing … Continue reading openSUSE in 2022 | Continues to be Awesome

All-in on PipeWire for openSUSE Tumbleweed

PipeWire on openSUSE

I have written about using PipeWire previously where I did have a very positive experience with it. Unfortunately, I did have some irritating quarks with it that ultimately resulted in my going back to using PulseAudio on my openSUSE Tumbleweed machines. They were little things needing to refresh the browser after a Bluetooth device changed … Continue reading All-in on PipeWire for openSUSE Tumbleweed

DirextX 11 Steam Games on openSUSE Solved

I recently ran into an issue where some Steam games wouldn't launch and reported the error that the game would not run without DirectX 11. I was befuddled and could not find a solution. I chatted with people, search through forums and didn't find a solution. I was left with the belief that the hardware … Continue reading DirextX 11 Steam Games on openSUSE Solved

Fujitsu Lifebook T725 with openSUSE

I received a kind donation from a member of the Destination Linux Community, Bill, which has become a fantastic addition to my ensemble of machines doing various jobs, daily. This machine is a Fujitsu Lifebook T725 that was manufactured on or about 2015 based on the documentation available. The BIOS release date on my particular … Continue reading Fujitsu Lifebook T725 with openSUSE

Wireless Network Bridge Solution

Wireless Bridge Solution Title

When I moved from being a "city mouse" to now being a "country mouse" I had to rethink how I was going to do my network connectivity. Since I am not in an area that offers cable or fiber type of Internet, I had to go for a cellular based Internet and it made the … Continue reading Wireless Network Bridge Solution

Repairing TheJoystick for TheC64

My vintage gaming fun came to a quick pause when the stick part of my Joystick decided to detach itself from the base of this "human-machine interface device." At first very upset but then I thought, "I'm sure I can fix this." Sure enough, I was able to and although I didn't do it because … Continue reading Repairing TheJoystick for TheC64

Magnetic USB Cables | Prolong Device Ports

Magnetic USB Cables Title

I'm sure the last thing you are interested in is another type of USB Cable but hold on just a moment and work with me here. This is the USB Cable to end them all! Okay, that's not true either. This is a solution to prolong the life of your connector ports on your phones … Continue reading Magnetic USB Cables | Prolong Device Ports