Category Archives for Computers
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
$ sudo apt install sysstat nmon htop $ iostat $ vmstat $ htop $ nmon Via.
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.)
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
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.