Blatherings

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Update

I have loved the openSUSE project for quite some time and I love how it keeps my old systems relevant and working beautifully. I like to test whether or not this continues to hold true on older machines, especially those that have meant a lot to me over the years. Mothballed my D630 when I … Continue reading Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

GeckoLinux Pantheon | Review from an openSUSE User

GeckoLinux is an openSUSE based operating system that is using either Leap or Tumbleweed underpinnings. I should also mention that openSUSE isn't the distribution, it is the project so that first sentence maybe, in a way, factually inaccurate. That said, with any corrections there, GeckoLinux has many offerings that I find incredibly fascinating. It is … Continue reading GeckoLinux Pantheon | Review from an openSUSE User

YouTube Shorts | Blathering

YouTube Shorts are the response of the Video Giant to the Tik Tok. They are 1 minute in length or less and have to be in portrait format to be a "short." I don't have nor do I want a Tik Tok so this sort of intrigues me, but I do wonder if it will … Continue reading YouTube Shorts | Blathering

Noodlings 36 | The Wires and Tubes

The holiday season hustle and bustle is through and I am able to concentrate on reorganizing the messes I have made in getting ready for the season. As the fall time projects finished up, the Christmastime projects kicked into full gear between programming my Christmas light display, baking cookies and making Gingerbread houses with the kids. There come a bunch of other miserable cold weather chores that go along with living on a subsistence farm.

Racing Destruction Set, Electronic Arts | Commodore 64 Game Review

Racing Destruction Set is a game released by Electronic Arts in 1985. It is a car and motocross racing game developed for the Commodore 64, and later released on the Atari 8-bit. At the time, this game was known for its innovative track editor and vehicle choice and customization. It was Electronic Arts' third best-selling … Continue reading Racing Destruction Set, Electronic Arts | Commodore 64 Game Review

Linux Saloon, the Next Generation of BDLL

Big Daddy Linux Live, the show and its community has become very special to me in so many ways, this is the place that I really feel like I met the absolute nicest, most helpful and encouraging people on the Internet. https://youtu.be/GpMcVxqg5uM Being a part of BDLL and doing distro challenges has introduced me to … Continue reading Linux Saloon, the Next Generation of BDLL

openSUSE Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 4/400 plus Base Applications

I have been enjoying running openSUSE Tumbleweed on the Raspberry Pi 400 (and 4, I kind of mean the same thing, I just happen to appreciate the fun of the keyboard with containing the computer of the 400). The point of this blathering is to use the Raspberry Pi 400 in the same way as … Continue reading openSUSE Tumbleweed on Raspberry Pi 4/400 plus Base Applications

Noodlings 35 | Light for Christmas

Noodlings 35 Title

The holiday season hustle and bustle is through and I am able to concentrate on reorganizing the messes I have made in getting ready for the season. As the fall time projects finished up, the Christmastime projects kicked into full gear between programming my Christmas light display, baking cookies and making Gingerbread houses with the kids. There come a bunch of other miserable cold weather chores that go along with living on a subsistence farm.

Home Assistant for a Newbie

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Getting started with Home Assistant, you are presented with lots of options and there is a plethora of opinions to steer you in the "right" direction. The problem I had is that I was paralyzed by the options and, as a consequence, set back my adoption of Home Assistant in my everyday life. In an … Continue reading Home Assistant for a Newbie

Pi-Hole the Easy Way

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Setting up a Pi-Hole for your network is a beautifully simple process. This is a guide whose intent is to give you the confidence to try it yourself. If you are not new to the Raspberry Pi and have accomplished many things with it, this guide is likely a bit too basic. The goal of … Continue reading Pi-Hole the Easy Way