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Category : Geekdom

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[…]

My current backup setup

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Published on: February 17, 2014

Right now my current backup of my data is as follows. My desktop computer and my laptop computer both have btsync (http://www.bittorrent.com/sync/downloads) my main document files, this also replicate to a in home server (I also btsync my music folder to the in home server too) I then have a Virtual computer that I get[…]

SDF.org and the non-web internet

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Published on: January 18, 2014

I am probably one of the few, but I miss the old non-web internet. What is the non-web internet you might ask, that would be irc, usenet, etc. There are several protocols that existed on the internet, and were used and even existed before http (the web). This longer for the older internet (mind you[…]

10 years of the same domain and email

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Published on: January 29, 2013

On Feb 6, 2003 I first registered my domain, and started useing mpop at mikeoconnor.net as my email. it has been thought 5 ISPs changes. One of the nice things of registering a domain and keeping it for years. The only contact info I have had for longer is my cell phone which I first[…]

The problem with HTC phones as an android developer.

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Published on: November 24, 2012

Question, I need advice from any other android programmers. I am getting reports from HTC users that they get no audio. I can not get audio out of it. I did some research and found that many audio apps on the google play store get negative reviews from HTC users because they get no audio[…]

The next version of the Issues Etc App for Android needs Beta Testers.

Categories: Church, Geekdom, News, Technology
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Published on: October 6, 2012

I have completed the next version of the Issues Etc App for Android, and would like some Beta Testers to test out the new features. The new features are: Find a church, this will map out the churches on the Issues Etc 300 that are within a 100 miles of your location. It will also[…]

Developing code on an Android Tablet.

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Published on: September 21, 2012

I read an artical in Linux Journal about being able to do development “in the cloud” was an intersting artical, it was very ipad centric, so I set out tonight to see if the same could be done on an Android Tablet. Well the anser I found is yes it can easly be done. And[…]

What a day

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Published on: August 19, 2012

Just a bit of posting, today I spent the AM sleeping in, something I don’t get to do, I had to move my music lesson to a later time so I could sleep in. Then when I got home I did more work on my Linux Laptop to get FVWM to look the way I[…]

Some updating of my site and others

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Published on: August 10, 2012

Not much, the “biggest” part of the update is linking to my FB profile, my G+ profile, and linking in my tweets from Twitter. Also I dug up my old Delicious account and cleaned up the links in it a bit, going to start using it again. Next on my task list for internet todo[…]

Remember When

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Published on: August 10, 2012

Remember when blogs were the thing (kind of funny to ask that on a blog) well I have moved my RSS reading from a program to Google Reader so I can not only read it on my computer but also I installed the Google Reader on my Android Phone so I can keep up with[…]

Linux Email Clients

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Published on: August 8, 2012

Any one know of a good Linux email client that will DELETE not just mark for deletion email when it deletes? the mail client evolution does not do this, so when I check my email on my cell phone I see all the spam I had deleted because evolution FAILS at deleting. So I need[…]

FVWM

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Published on: August 5, 2012

I know it “old” but I still think it one of the nicer windows managers out there for X-windows and as of today I am back using it. What is nice about it is that it is light and does not take many system resources. I really do not like where Gnome and KDE are[…]

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