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Busted, Again

I made an update to my post about mysterious traffic. The problem is most likely something inherent in Linux when running on that laptop. I cannot possibly account for what that might be, but the Linux OS is doing something … Continue reading

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Mysterious Network Traffic

So I restored Linux to my laptop. I tried out Xubuntu and OpenSUSE again before I settled on Linux Mint 19.3. There were some gotchas on Mint, too, but I think I’ve gotten past them. One of the things that … Continue reading

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Regarding Past Predictions

One of my predictions from the past came true, but I didn’t recognize it at the time. I suggested that Microsoft would jump the shark, and they did. It was the one-two punch of Windows 8 and Windows 10. I … Continue reading

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Trees in the Forest

Nimrod was relatively open and honest about his plans in Babylon. That’s the way it was with the ancients; they seldom saw a need to hide their strategy, only some tactics along the way. And why not? The “little people” … 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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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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