Category Archives for Computers

Gosling on Electrical Engineers

James Gosling may use emacs, but apart from that, he’s clearly not stupid: computers were showing up in all kinds of embedded devices, like TVs, VCRs, elevators, locomotives and cellphones and all that. But it was all being done by … Continue reading

13. June 2017 by luke
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Homebrew

I guess I’m going to have to put together a master guide from all these entries. Here’s something else you should do: $ brew install coreutils findutils gnu-tar gnu-sed gawk gnutls gnu-indent gnu-getopt (Here’s somebody’s master guide.)

06. June 2017 by luke
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iMac configuration

I mentioned previously how I’ve rehabilitated the 10-year old iMac. Today, I’ve been setting up the software environment. First, I transferred my iTunes library over to the new computer. Then I installed some non-Safari browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. Then … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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Setting Up Homebrew on my New Old Mac

I set up Homebrew on my iMac. (If you go to their site, the Homebrew project has documentation there, which explains the whole not-use-sudo philosophy and using /usr/local now that Apple makes it hard not to, but I don’t understand it, so it … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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Moving iTunes from one mac to another

The biggest single reason I wanted to fix my old iMac was to put a honkin’ big HD in it, and the reason for that was so I could have an iTunes library on the main hard drive instead of … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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iMac Salvaged!

Mostly I’ve been blogging about my adventures in Linux-land. But I wanted to write a bit about my other project. About 9 1/2 years ago, we got an iMac, and about four years ago we replaced it with a Mac Mini. … Continue reading

12. May 2017 by luke
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Useful system monitoring tools

$ sudo apt install sysstat nmon htop $ iostat $ vmstat $ htop $ nmon Via.

09. May 2017 by luke
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Bonjour troubles in Ubuntu 17.04

Actually, it turns out that they’re really problems with IPv6. I guess. Anyway, the solution is really just a workaround: $ sudo service avahi-daemon restart See here. (Or follow me.)

09. May 2017 by luke
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Windows, BIOS, and UEFI — Adios!

I had some trouble with the laptop (an HP x360 13-A113CL) upgrading to Ubuntu 17.04. But something I did along the way gave the Windows an opening to screw me up, and it did. (I have Windows waiting to screw … Continue reading

28. April 2017 by luke
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HP laptop with Ubuntu – Intel 3160

The biggest problem with the HP laptop is that the Intel 3160 wireless chip doesn’t work. Something to do with BlueTooth. Here’s some information about the problem.

24. April 2017 by luke
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