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Asus G74SX A1 on OpenSuse 12.1 and Suse 12.3 (64 bit)

Asus G74SX A1 on OpenSuse 12.1 and Suse 12.3 (64 bit)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:32 PM

All of the critical functions work, but some of the secondary features require some tweaking to make full use of this wonderful portable workstation behemoth.

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Why I Will NOT Be Buying Another Prius

Why I Will NOT Be Buying Another Prius

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 11:00 PM

I have had 3 Toyota Prius cars, 2006, 2008, and 2010. As long as I'm living in Spokane, I will not be buying another one, and am just waiting for the opportunity to get rid of the one I have. Here are the reasons why...

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Ea Games Origin BF3 Battlefield 3 Proxy, double NAT, Dans Guardian, Squid, server outages

Ea Games Origin BF3 Battlefield 3 Proxy, double NAT, Dans Guardian, Squid, server outages

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 10:57 PM

My son pre-ordered the limited edition bundle of BF3, and I actually waited in line to get it at the midnight release.

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Canon Pixma IP90 Portable Printer and Linux

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:06 PM

Just a quick reminder about the Canon Pixma IP90 Portable Printer and Linux...

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Free wireless tethering approaches for Verizon Bionic

Free wireless tethering approaches for Verizon Bionic

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:30 PM

This article walks you through how to enable wireless tethering on the Verizon Motorola Bionic with Android 2.3.4, using the free app Db Browser (or you can pay for SQLite).

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Root ing Motorola Droid Bioinic Smartphone

Root ing Motorola Droid Bioinic Smartphone

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:27 PM

Just some quick info on one (of several) options to root a Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic Smart Phone.

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Droid Bionic on Verizon

Droid Bionic on Verizon

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:21 PM

I finally have grudgingly given in to having an Android based phone. Here I will post my experiences.

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USB Docking Bays, comparison of 3

USB Docking Bays, comparison of 3

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:21 PM

I have needed to find some sort of docking bay for my Alienware M11x R2. ...

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Samsung UN60d7000 Reset and Pairing Double Sided Remote QWERTY Side

Samsung UN60d7000 Reset and Pairing Double Sided Remote QWERTY Side

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:17 PM

This seems to be a repeating issue, so quickly posting instructions on how to reset and re-pair the Samsung double sided remote on the QWERTY side.

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Alienware M11x R2 with Open Suse 64 bit

Alienware M11x R2 with Open Suse 64 bit

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:12 PM

I recently updated my Alienware by installing Suse 11.4 (& 12.1). As usual, I did not attempt to upgrade the existing 11.3 install, but instead performed a fresh install. Here is some information on what was necessary to make everything work as best as possible with this combination.

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Sirius XM Satellite

Sirius XM Satellite

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:15 PM

Just some quick thoughts, a basic review, about the experience with Sirius XM Satellite radio on the 2010 3G Prius...

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P2 Error on LG Portable Air Conditioner

P2 Error on LG Portable Air Conditioner

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:14 PM

I had seen this error, but couldn't remember what it meant. It completely stops the A/C from running. Here is some quick information on it.

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Samsung 60" 7000 series un60d7000 Tuning the broadcast antenna

Samsung 60" 7000 series un60d7000 Tuning the broadcast antenna

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:12 PM

The antenna tuning feature of this TV is not immediately found. Here is information on how to tune the signal for your antenna (or satellite) connection...

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Install Preware on Palm Pre Smart Phone

Install Preware on Palm Pre Smart Phone

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:10 PM

This is archived from other sites in case they disappear. These are excellent step by step directions for getting Preware on a Palm Pre. Anyone who wants more than the basics should definitely add Preware for the full experience of what WebOS and Pre really has to offer.

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Gentoo qmail-scanner perl suid

Gentoo qmail-scanner perl suid

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:03 PM

Recent major update of Gentoo broke my qmail-scanner install, here's the fix...

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An Alternative to Plone?

An Alternative to Plone?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 05:23 PM

Plone has been having a rash of severe, critical, security compromises to all versions the past seveal months, and even their hotfixes and newer releases have ended up regressing back into newer versions. The multiple exploits this year have been severe, and impacting all versions of Plone since at least 2.5.

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The iPhone is defective by design.

The iPhone is defective by design.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:07 PM

"Our Advice about the iPhone is simple: it's defective by design. It deprives you of your freedom. Nobody should buy it. Nobody should write software for it." --FSF

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The State of 4G in Spokane in 2011, T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 05:19 PM

It looks unlikely that 4G will have much coverage in Spokane in 2011 for Verizon customers. T-mobile users have some spotty 4G coverage, that will hopefully improve.

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Plone export, import, and bulk import of zexp files

Plone export, import, and bulk import of zexp files

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:50 PM

The general consensus in trying to use zexp to export and import between different versions of Plone, is that "It's not just "not recommended" -- it doesn't work. Period." -SteveM #plone IRC. However, they are wrong, in very specific circumstances...

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Making Ploneboard 2.2 run with Plone 4.1

Making Ploneboard 2.2 run with Plone 4.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:45 PM

Ploneboard 2.2 now installs on Plone 4.1 using buildout, but then the cluster won't start, causing plenty of disconnects/connects errors in client1, client2, and zeoserver log files. However, this simple hack to one line of the Ploneboard eggs code will get it working....

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Gold Text in Gimp

Gold Text in Gimp

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:31 PM

How to make golden text with Gimp. Original older version (2002) Thanks to Simon Budig. I updated for use with Gimp 2.6.8 on Suse linux 11.3.

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The State of 4G in Spokane in 2011

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:28 PM

T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint. It looks unlikely that 4G will have much coverage in Spokane in 2011 for Verizon customers. T-mobile users have some spotty 4G coverage, that will hopefully improve.

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Install, Setup, and Configure Ampache on OpenSuse 11.4

Install, Setup, and Configure Ampache on OpenSuse 11.4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:29 PM

Since the few sites I could find for setting up Ampache on Suse 11 did not exactly fit setup on 11.4, I am posting some of the differences here, to help others.

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Debunking the Linux 1% market share myth?

Debunking the Linux 1% market share myth?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:26 PM

This article by Caitlin Martin on the Oreilly website is a little old, September 2010, but not too ancient. But I was just chatting with Dell they officially abandoned sales of Linux systems, ALL of them, in the middle of 2010. What a strange contrast in information. Anyhow, though not definitive, she does makes some excellent points that Linux market share is more likely 8-10% at least, and backs it up with some reasonaable explanations and reports. A worthy read for Linux critics and supporters...

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Ebook Readers Track Detailed Reading Habits and Location Information

Ebook Readers Track Detailed Reading Habits and Location Information

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:23 PM

Not a surprise for those in the tech and security sectors, but many non-techies thinking of an eBook reader might not realize just how invasive these devices are in monitoring in significant detail your reading habits and locations.

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Pigin OpenSuse 11 Community Repositories

Pigin OpenSuse 11 Community Repositories

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:21 PM

Pidgin has been complaining a lot lately when trying to connect, that it is very out of date under OpenSuse 11.3f, even though I have most of the community repos enabled.

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OpenSuse Information Security Repository

OpenSuse Information Security Repository

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:48 PM

In preparation for my demonstrations at the upcoming Spokane 2600 meeting, I found that Suse was missing a LOT of standard security/penetration testing tools in the repositories. Fortunately there is a specialized repo that helps somewhat...

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Tech Talk With Hawke Website Moving

Tech Talk With Hawke Website Moving

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:42 PM

Over time I have accumulated far too many domains. I am attempting to cut back (again). So I will be letting the various hawketechtalk.com and related domains expire rather than renewing. I have had all along the same site running at http://techtalk.hawkenterprising.com. So update your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly.

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Ploneboard with Plone 4

Ploneboard with Plone 4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 13, 2015 11:42 AM

Ploneboard is not yet officially supported under Plone 4, however if you install the latest SVN version of Ploneboard under Plone 4.01, it can be made to work, there's just a few tricks to doing so...

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