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Email disaster with Opera

Posted 12-08-2012 at 08:11 PM by flshope

I do my email using Opera. Opera is fast as a browser and it's convenient to open web links from emails in the same application.

A few days ago, I had an email disaster. I had just switched from internet work to email only to find, much to my horror, that all my current and previously stored emails had disappeared. Somewhat surprisingly, Opera's email client continued to work normally in terms of downloading and manipulating new emails. I had not been backing up the .opera directory....
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Trying to get video capability working under Ubuntu 11.10

Posted 10-09-2012 at 05:12 PM by flshope
Updated 10-09-2012 at 05:15 PM by flshope (Took me until now to figure out how to get out of draft mode)

Problem description: I am struggling to get a working video capability on my Pogo2003 machine, which was recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. My specific problem is that I cannot display the magazines from https://www.zinio.com. The Zinio site requires Adobe Flash Player. I use three browsers: Opera 12, Firefox 15, and Chrome 18; Opera is always my first choice. After accessing Zinio and opening a magazine, Opera reports "Shockwave Flash has crashed"; Firefox puts up a mostly blank screen...
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Gear To Go Digital Still Camera works with Ubuntu (!)

Posted 09-18-2012 at 10:55 AM by flshope

A decade or more ago, I bought a little digital camera at Walmart for $20, a Sakar Gear To Go Digital Still Camera. To see the pictures you had to run some sort of proprietary software, apparently on a Windows computer. I could never get it to work, and my old Windows 95 machine didn't even have a USB port. Even my first linux computers couldn't do anything with it. The OS didn't even recognize it as a USB device. But yesterday, fresh from a successful OS upgrade, and on a whim, I plugged it into...
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Upgrade Pogo2003 from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 LTS

Posted 09-15-2012 at 05:21 PM by flshope

My AT&T DSL was running at its peak data rate today -- 80 KB/s (yeah, I know that's slow and I'm not bragging about it, but it's cheap) -- so I decided it would be a good time to upgrade my older linux box Pogo2003 to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The complete upgrade took about 5 hours but was uneventful. So far, the installation appears to be successful.

My new desktop under 12.04 appears to be the full 2D matrix of workspaces with both right/left and up/down workspace changes. However,...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10

Posted 09-03-2012 at 11:25 AM by flshope
Updated 09-05-2012 at 08:37 AM by flshope (Correcting textual errors)

Since this is my first entry, I need to define a few of my boundary conditions. I have two primary computers, both from Pogo Linux. The machines are configured as follows:

"Pogo2011":
- Pogo model Altura M3, purchased Sep 2011
- 3-processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 3200 MHz
- 8 GB RAM
- 2 500 GB Seagate HDs
- GF108 [GeForce GT 430] nVidia Corporation
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) as of 04 Aug 2012

"Pogo2003":...
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