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.

Noodlings 35 | Light for Christmas

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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

Noodlings 34 | A Little Sideways

Noodlings 34 Title

While few of my tech related tasks have been completed, I am in a position now to better be able to tackle them. So, I am believing for good things to come. Even when things go sideways, eventually, staying committed, you can get back on track.

DOSBox Basics on Linux

DOSBox is an excellent DOS environment that you can enjoy on modern Linux systems. I was never really into DOS all that much in my early computer years. I used it but I didn't really enjoy it. I much preferred Commodore 64 because it was far more colorful, later the Amiga, because it was far … Continue reading DOSBox Basics on Linux

How and When to Update openSUSE Tumbleweed | Blathering

A blathering about my opinion on how and when to update openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Query NTP Server in Terminal

Query NTP Server in Terminal Title

Query NTP server from the terminal in Linux