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Category : Geekdom

I guess Google is working hard to kill Google Home even before it comes out.

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Published on: October 2, 2016

Google Says if you support Amazon Echo you will not be allowed to work with Google Home I saw this article today. Given that Amazon Echo is already out (I have it, and love it) Given that most smart home devices already integrate with Amazon Echo, looks like Google is trying hard to kill Google[…]

Google whants to do a vertion of Amazon Echo.

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Published on: June 1, 2016

In the news as of late it is said that they want to do a rip off of the Amazon Echo. I wonder how many people would risk getting the device given that Google bricked the Revolv be not to long ago. Google has a long history of abandoning things they once did. latitude, Reader,Google[…]

How Far we have come

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Published on: April 14, 2016

I can transfer a nice large set of files (read 5+ Gb) with out batting an eye. I remember back when moving data between 2 computers was done in 1.44Mb batches. My how far we have come. My first install of Linux was done via 5 1.44Mb floppies. It when pretty much DD a floppy[…]

Old Blogs

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Published on: April 4, 2016

This is an older blog it has been around for over a decade. That got me to wondering what Blogs still exist from the time I was really into reading Blogs. I had not really read many for the last few years, I am thinking of pulling up a new RSS reader (I stopped for[…]

Almost forgot my full love of the shell (command line to many of you)

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Published on: April 2, 2016

I always feel more comfortable when working at the bash shell instead of in some sort of GUI. And since the Google forcing of Android Studio (that bloatware) I have returned to the command line to do my Android development. But while I have been there I have thought about how I could move more[…]

Further work on ridding my personal development of IDEs

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Published on: April 1, 2016

As I have don’t some work on my computer to prep for the day where I don’t need an IDE for Android development (also this work is making me think I might not need an IDE for any kind of development) This is what my screen has turned into as I done work on it[…]

I guess this Blog has gotten a new life in it.

Categories: Geekdom, Programming
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Published on: November 27, 2015

My blog has not been updated in a long time. But now I have updated it a few times this month. Not sure where I will be going with this blog, but that is ok it is just a personal website and blog, so it does not really need a direction. To those of you[…]

Just a little bit of coding.

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Published on: November 27, 2015

This is what my screen looked like while playing on some code today. I need more screen realist, as you can see I am almost out of space on the screen.

Working with 4 monitors

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Published on: November 22, 2015

My current setup while working on the new web site. I got to many xterms open but it what I need to get the work done. I will probably post a few more screen shots over the coming week to show off how my 4 monitors work for me as I do different tasks.

Not enough monitors or to many monitors

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Published on: November 21, 2015

As posted last night I moved my web site from one hosting company to another. While doing it I had many xterms open. And I was finding that even with 4 monitors I still did not have the required space I wanted to do all the work for the configuration and work on the different[…]

Changing who I do my web hosting though

Categories: Geekdom, Web Site
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Published on: November 21, 2015

I hope this one works out nicely, the last ones were find, but were a bit expensive at $90, and all I could do was limited PHP stuff. The new one I am going though is only $5 a month, and I have more access to it, I can setup servlets and struts bases stuff[…]

Older Geeks/Nerds vs Younger Geeks/Nerds

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Published on: July 28, 2014

All my life I have hung out with the Younger Geek/Nerd set (18 to 35), and all of that time I have had one glaring problem with them. Their level of hate to any one who is a Christian. With them not always a good idea to even let is slip that you might be[…]

Portal under Slackware

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Published on: May 2, 2014

A few days ago I installed steam just to see if I could get it installed under slackware, well here a few days later I finished the 19th level of Portal. Yep I have xeye running

Steam on Slackware

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Published on: April 22, 2014

I was a bit board today while I was doing laundry so I thought I try installing steam on Slackware. It was surprisingly to easy to do. And the results (well see the screen capture below)

New FVWM setup

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Published on: February 28, 2014

I been playing with how FVWM is display on my computer as of late, mainly 2 new options in the config file one is to change the windows dressing around the open windows, and the other to force all windows to have dressings (this one is not shown in the Screen shoot, but it mainly[…]

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