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Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

Posted Yesterday at 08:32 PM by wagscat123

So my newer laptop that ran openSUSE 13.2 got an LCD cable in it pinched off, and the new parts and a open heart surgery-like repair awaits this laptop from 2011.

But I wanted to be able to surf the web with a mouse in the library, in lounges, and not be trapped to my dorm. So I dug up a 1999 PowerBook G3 "Lombard" that we were given in 2005, and downloaded some Debian.

I did this back in 2012 with Debian 6.0 and XFCE, but with no motive beyond pure curiosity.....
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Not-so-smart devices

Posted Yesterday at 02:56 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

A few years ago, my 47" Toshiba TV developed a strange characteristic. It would suddenly, and without warning, feed static through the speakers (making it impossible to watch TV). Changing the channel up one and then back down one "fixed it", until the problem occurred again.

In the end, the real fix was a firmware update. Being a guy from the days of rabbit ears and tube TV's, I'm a bit irked that they call this "improvement" "smart" (very much...
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Quick install/uninstall of glib debug version for tracing, or... just for the heck of it.

Posted 05-22-2015 at 03:59 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 05-22-2015 at 04:27 PM by rainbowsally (an afterthought)

Quick install/uninstall of glib debug version for tracing, or... just for the heck of it.

For the heck of it?

Yeah. I told yuh. This is Computer Mad Science. It doesn't have to make sense or to be useful. ;-) [Though it might very well be both.]

Today's wonderful experience in Computer Mad Science features:
  • A download and a teaser snippet.
  • This might be interesting for folks new to using C and/or looking for interesting powerful yet simple
...
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En route to testing KDE 5 : Part 1 , the minimal slack install

Posted 05-21-2015 at 02:17 AM by jheengut
Updated 05-21-2015 at 02:19 AM by jheengut

Last time I visited changelog64 , a major up haul to slackware current was done, new xfce, kde releases and a new 3.18 kernel. This indicates a possible 14.2 Slackware will be released in due time when stability is deemed.

Until then, I embarked on a little experimentation about making a minimal -current install.

Since I did not want to reboot, I tried chroot. It did not work, so have to do more steps.

This is how i format my hard disk:

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AndEX (Android-x86 Lollipop 5.0.2) with GAPPS and kernel 4.0.0-exton-android-x86

Posted 05-20-2015 at 09:34 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 150520 about AndEX – The Absolute Ultimate Edition
My new build of Android-x86 Lollipop 5.0.2 has GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Google+, Maps, YouTube and more apps. The ISO is called android-x86-5.0.2-lollipop-GAPPS-kernel4-exton-687mb-150520.iso. I call it The Absolute Ultimate Edition because AndEX build 150520 is totally error-free. Google Maps is the only app you’ll have to update. (Just start Google Play Store and do it!). All other included...
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