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Testing a new toy

Posted 11-30-2013 at 12:24 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

The other day while running a maintenance for a customer in which we had settled on communicating via IM, I noted that typing on my android was a pain. Sure, the on screen keyboard is ok if I'm texting a quick message or typing out a short explanation of the final deal, but going from my laptop to the android and back for each step was getting old...so I figured it was time to grab a bluetooth keyboard and wire it up to a Galaxy tablet and test it out...only my wife beat me to it and picked one...
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Yet another 64 bit version of exGENT (Gentoo)!

Posted 11-29-2013 at 09:53 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 20131129
I’ve made yet a new version (20131129) of exGENT 2013. This time for the 64 bit architecture. The new version (131129 of 990 MB) uses LXDE as Desktop environment.

Used kernel: 3.12.1-gentoo-exton. Kernel 3.12.1 is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org. Released 20131120.

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

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First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

Posted 11-28-2013 at 10:33 PM by flshope

A few days ago I had a heart-stopping moment on my main linux box running Ubuntu 12.04. I had just deleted two links from my desktop when suddenly I discovered that none of the remaining links on the desktop were working. Worse, clicking on any one of them them produced an error box saying the linked file no longer existed. I actually broke out in a sweat. All of these links are to files on a second internal hard disk where I keep my own data files, as opposed to the files for the OS and the various...
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MeX Linux 64 bit – now with KDE 4.11.3 and kernel 3.12.1 (latest)

Posted 11-27-2013 at 02:47 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 131127
I have upgraded all installed packages to latest version and changed kernel to 3.12.0-3-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.1).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

FOUR DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu) 7.1. I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.3, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Classic 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation)...
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Happy thanksging

Posted 11-25-2013 at 07:34 AM by peonuser

Went one more step with the PII and made it a squeezebox server for the Chumby to access.

Modding RC controllers for adaption to computing devices.

Looked at flingo only slightly to see if I could use it with my piece of crap streaming device Neotv. It has been pretty much replaced anyway with an RPi.

Prices of android devices are seming to drop like a rock.

Found a new OTA TV RF amp schematic. Going to try to build it.
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