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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[…]

FVWM is starting to look how I want it to look.

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Published on: August 18, 2012

Thanks to thomas_adam in the FVWM chat room on the FREE NODE irc network, I have gotten FVWM much closer to looking the way I want it to look. See the Screen Shot below. If you want to mess with my config file for FVWM (but as Thomas said it has alot of FVWM 1.x[…]

Slackware and FVWM

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Published on: August 13, 2012

I am resetting up my Linux systems, and I am going back to my roots in Linux going back to Slackware and will be using FVWM for my windows manager, I already know how I am going to set it up. I am going to do a 4×4 pager with the pager in the upper[…]

Cleaning up a lot of my social network sites

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Published on: August 10, 2012

Well I have started to clean up my LinkedIn account might take a few days, deleted a bunch of “contacts” in there, last night I cleaned up my Delicious account. Going to try go get all the social network stuff I have going organized correctly. Also I am not going to be one of those[…]

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[…]

Roku 3

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Published on: August 9, 2012

Well it has been over a month now since I ditched Direct TV in favor of the cheaper Ruko. I am enjoying it, plus the savings of $80 a month is nice, I have had to put a block on my cell phone against their “customer retention” number as they are calling 10 times a[…]

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[…]

I am free of iTunes

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Published on: July 8, 2012

Years ago I got an iPod, and since then I been enslaved by iTunes. Well in the last year Apple has said that they are going to kill the iPod classic, and one of their executives has been quoted saying that the iPod had a good run but now it time to buy an iPhone.[…]

Roku 2

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Published on: July 4, 2012

Well it is day 5 with the Roku device, and I been working with it. In my last post I noted that the 2 shows I wanted that I could not find on Roku are The Simpsons and Regular Show. The second one I have found on Amazon’s Streaming Video service, so now the only[…]

Roku

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Published on: June 30, 2012

I don’t like paying so much for a TV subscription. I am thinking of ditching the TV subscription, so today I picked up a Roku 2 XD. I also got a NetFlix account, and added a bunch of TV series. So far there are only 2 shows that are currently on that they don’t have[…]

Check your DNS lookup

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Published on: April 29, 2012

Just because this is something that should get out there, a while back some hackers broke into peoples computer and did some DNS look up changes to victoms computers. See http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/november/malware_110911 for info on how to check your computer. If you use IE you really need to check to make sure you are safe (I[…]

Facebook, No Internet Connection on Android

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Published on: April 18, 2012

I have suffered with this issue for 4 days now, where even with a active internet connection the facebook App for Android will report “no internet connection” I finally solved it, first this will require that you have your device rooted, and a copy of Titanium Backup (not sure if you need pro or not,[…]

Cliq update to 2.1 not switching between 3G and WiFi

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Published on: April 17, 2012

I have lived with this for over a year now, I went out to find the solution, and found one that worked for me, and I will post it here so others can find it. First connect to a WiFi spot, when it is unable to get data, reboot. Next leave the WiFi area, and[…]

The new tablet

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Published on: January 23, 2012

I posted over the weekend about the new tablet I got, I am impressed with the battery life. It probably has a longer on since it not connected to the cell system, and that when it “sleeps” it turns of the wifi, so it better with the battery then my cell phone. Today I unplugged[…]

New Tablet

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Published on: January 21, 2012

I got a new Tablet today, a Toshiba Thrive. It is a nice system it has a 10.1″ screen on it, I also got a bluetooth keyboard to go with it. I have a case that can convert it to a stand up, making typeing stuff on it nice, without having to have a fool[…]

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