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Still running slackware.

Posted 05-31-2015 at 03:25 AM by peonuser
Updated 06-03-2015 at 11:32 AM by peonuser

Just finished running the slackeware 14.1 update on my old Pentium 1 586. The wordpress update is taking a bit longer. Have tried to install all the old CL favorites like sc, but my favorite install is Freebasic. Have been able to port so much of my old software. Need to copy all my new batch files especially the page scrapers. Also installed is the web server for use as a doc server. When I did the install I did it with a pxeboot to a directory on the web server and the internet did the rest....
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Run Android 5.1 Lollipop Exton build 2 on Raspberry Pi 2 – version 150527

Posted 05-27-2015 at 12:44 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS about RaspAnd 150527
I have compiled yet another Android 5.1 Lollipop system which can run on Raspberry Pi 2. I call “my” new system RaspAnd build 2. My first version of RaspAnd is from 150405. The following useful apps are pre-installed in build 2 of 150527: Aptoide App Manager (to be used instead of Google Play Store), Terminal Emulator, WinZip, FileManager, Rotation Control Lite, WPS Office and Offline Maps. Those apps were not included in build 1 from 150405.

Screenshot of RaspAnd’s build 2 Desktop...
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Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

Posted 05-25-2015 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 05-25-2015 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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