Category Archives: computers

Threat: Web Assembly Language

This is not for the faint of heart, but you should at least be aware that Big Tech has foisted upon us yet one more way they can seize control of our computers at their whims. We’ve already seen how … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE: No Sales Pitch

The average consumer gives precious little thought to the technology they use, beyond concerns with their own convenience. The only time they start caring about what’s going on behind the interface they experience is when failures impinge on their convenience. … Continue reading

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Fix-it: Win10 1903 Update Breaks File Sharing

Short Version Once the 1903 update hit the Win10 computers my wife uses, the normal file-sharing setup quit working. This has to do with tightening security. If you have a significant number of computers on your network and you share … Continue reading

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Router Update

Amazon delivered our Pepwave Surf SOHO router this afternoon. The styling is totally bland, but the guts are a sheer delight. Not to say that it was easy; this is a commercial device, after all. I found a manual and … Continue reading

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Admin: Router Failing (Resolved)

After evaluating minor problems with networking here at home, I conclude that our router is starting to fail. It’s not dead, but it seems to be fading slowly. We don’t have the money to buy another right now. If you … Continue reading

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OpenSUSE Admin: Unneeded Services

This one is pretty easy, since the defaults tend to be sensible, for the most part. I have identified only three default services that may not be that useful to the average user. The technique is simple. Open YaST, look … Continue reading

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Quiet But Not Gone

I still can’t explain why I switched, and it’s not subject to debate, but I’ve been running OpenSUSE the past few days and I’m pretty happy with it. There were some gotchas, like not having installed by default the software … Continue reading

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