Noodlings 23 | Not Fading Yet

The 23rd personal pan pizza sized podcast I am doing my best to not fade out, but for more of my thought and opinions, subscribe to DLN Xtend, a podcast with the Destination Linux Network where I have a chat about Linuxy things with my co-hosts Matt and Wendy. Gaming Rack Design and Construction I have … Continue reading Noodlings 23 | Not Fading Yet

Dell Latitude D630 Retirement

With the digit changes into the new year, so goes some changes for the layout of the tech in my home. My new HP EliteBook needs a place besides my lap or in a computer bag and my Dell Latitude D630 that has been beside my main machine has been getting less and less use … Continue reading Dell Latitude D630 Retirement

Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

20th Noodling, just like the previous, delivered inconsistently! The 20th cookie sized podcast, but not one of those oatmeal raisin type of cookies, more like something with chocolate chips. Chinese food containers are a feat of clever engineering. Most people just toss them in the bin once they are done with them but if you … Continue reading Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

Dell Inspiron 20 3048 Black Screen

System failures are not always what you think they might be and had I known what the failure was, I would have saved a lot of time of fiddling around. This is a memo to future me and perhaps a cautionary tale for your future technology adventures. In short, I could have saved a lot … Continue reading Dell Inspiron 20 3048 Black Screen

Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

Another prime number... and no the title doesn't make sense. It's just a nonsensical way to string everything together. 19th Noodling on a mid-August night 19 Episodes… 19 is another prime number! Fun facts about chocolate milk can be found here BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux My BIOS was 4 years out of date. … Continue reading Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux

...Sort of. It didn't require using Windows My BIOS was 4 years out of date. I thought it was time to update it. I went to the Dell Support page and noticed that they only had *.exe files available. I sighed and was initially frustrated because my initial supposition was that I was going to … Continue reading BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux

Three Drives on my Dell Latitude E6440 | Cuz Two Isn’t Enough

This laptop of mine that I purchased just over two years ago has the ability to have 3 storage devices. I have previously described what I've done in it with an mSATA and the 2.5" SSD. Between the two, I have 995 GiB of storage, 101 GiB for root using the mSATA and 894 GiB … Continue reading Three Drives on my Dell Latitude E6440 | Cuz Two Isn’t Enough

pfSense Box Setup for Home or Small Office

A piece of hardware that is often overlooked in many homes and businesses is the the "edge device" or often just called a router. Many Internet providers will supply their own edge device. This is the first line of defense from those that would do you harm from the Internet to your home or business. … Continue reading pfSense Box Setup for Home or Small Office

KDE Plasma 5.15.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed

There has been quite a lot of buzz in the news about the first stable release of Plasma in 2019, version 5.15.0, released on 12 February 2019. It came to openSUSE Tumbleweed a few days later and a few days after that, I started updating my various systems running Tumbleweed. I am not going to … Continue reading KDE Plasma 5.15.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed

PeppermintOS | Review from an openSUSE User

PeppermintOS is a bit of a different distribution that I have become aware of in recent months. Peppermint is built with the LXDE interface that is very nicely customized. It can be downloaded from here in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The latest version, Peppermint 9 Respin can be downloaded in both to see how they … Continue reading PeppermintOS | Review from an openSUSE User