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Shifting Gears (again)

Posted 06-23-2015 at 11:01 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I was given an "opportunity" to move to a new team at ${DAYJOB} (a required clearance for advancement in my position was denied...such is life in the government sector). I've been increasingly bored with Linux lately, so jumping over to commercial Linux support didn't seem very appealing at all. I wanted to branch out into a more diverse ecosystem with room for me to learn. As I'd done considerable work with Windows in support of Government work, I wasn't keen on heading there either...
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Being a geek sometimes saves the day

Posted 06-23-2015 at 10:10 AM by HMW
Updated 06-23-2015 at 10:12 AM by HMW

So, there we were, sitting in front of a PC about to do some actual work. But we couldn't, because we needed instructions from a particular e-mail. Said e-mail could not be reached online since it was sent using POP, not IMAP.

The computer with the super important instructions did not have any VNC connection to the outer world, so we could not simply log in that way, start Thunderbird and check out the e-mail from a distance.

What do you do? Take the bus to where the...
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Use any widget theme with Krita, outside KDE with a tiny cheat

Posted 06-23-2015 at 02:12 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-18-2017 at 01:54 PM by the dsc (update)

export KDE_FULL_SESSION=true && krita

It may have other collateral effects I haven't figured yet, not only on krita, but perhaps even elsewhere. Possibly DANGEROUS.

Be warned that other widget themes besides plastique and oxygen are known to be often broken outside KDE, that's the reason for such theme-enforcing policy. If your preferred theme doesn't work on Krita, don't complain about that to them, they've manifestly done that in order to avoid trying to make...
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Second day of summer

Posted 06-22-2015 at 05:42 PM by onebuck

Well we are having some wet weather here in central Illinois. We are under a Tornado watch until 23:00 with expectations of severe weather throughout the night. I have been through my share of tornado and respect them very much. Preparedness is important!
Sun is shining now but the radar shows the storm traffic/path and we will be hit by some bad storms. I am tired of all the rain. We are at 11.5 inches and this is the last week in June. More than we need.

I cannot get caught...
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A very informative and positive test report re. my KitKat 4.4.4 build 6

Posted 06-21-2015 at 04:39 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 06-23-2015 at 12:38 PM by exton

One member on wrote this today about my KitKat 4.4.4 build 6 of 150606.

I've been testing the 4.4.4 Kitkat version 6 on my Asus Vivobook with Intel HD Graphics and touchscreen. The touchscreen works perfectly and supports multitouch. Finally a build that works great with with games. I played Clash of Clans with no hassle. I ran most of the graphics benchmark apps available.

I had a persistent "Unfortunately, your app has stopped" error problem
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