To add to my summer of "Fix Everything", my home theater acted up this week. It would only stay on for 30 sec and turn itself off.
Turns out all it needed was a good cleaning out and the fan was sticky. All better now.
I was happy to see that my nearly 20 yr old unit had good working thermal protection.
LibreOffice 7.0 is here! And it's packed with new features - along with improvements to performance, compatibility and usability. Learn all about it, and download it: https://blog.documentfoundation.org/blog/2020/08/05/announcement-of-libreoffice-7-0/
I've become spoiled by updating on Linux.
I pull out my never used Win 10 laptop, let it do 3 months of updates, and do a little tune-up. Neglected. Expected.
But, I head to the Internet and realize Firefox needs updating, and then KeePassXC is outdated, and whatever else.
If I still used Windows daily those things would get done as they come available, but it can't compare to the one stop CLI updates on my Linux boxes.
TFW Version 1.0 is announced for some software you've been using for years without issues. #opensource
There are many places to "Get the weather" online, but if your plans depend on the outside conditions there is nothing better than watching the local weather person describe exactly what's going on.
However, our local city news websites are all but unusable. I don't mind watching a 1 min ad before the live forecast, but the slide in ads, banners, trackers, etc. are unbearable (and insecure?). Block that garbage, and the video player won't even load.
It's all bloat.
I've been having a problem with images not showing correctly in Firefox on #ubuntu 20.04 (laptop) and occasional slow page loading. If I disconnect the WiFi and reconnect, the problem goes away - for a while.
I believe it's powersave mode being applied to the WiFi card. I edited
wifi.powersave = 3 to wifi.powersave = 2
So far the problem went away. Not the first time I've had a powersave WiFi issue.
I take pride in helping people with their tech stuff by walking them through the process, making them complete the steps so they can learn how.
Too many times I get feeling the person is only pretending to understand, as I'm basically doing it for them, and they don't feel it's something they will be doing again any time soon. Until the next time?
I've learned myself that "Can you show me how?" really means "Will you do it for me while I pretend to care?"
Movie/TV Computer Security Explained
Except for some high budget, technically accurate releases, most Hollywood productions generalize security terms for the masses. Here's the translation:
Encryption --> firewall
Password protection --> firewall
Bio-metrics --> firewall
Passkey protection --> firewall
2 factor authentication --> firewall
VPN --> firewall
Firewall --> firewall
Example: "We need Agent X's passkey to break the fifth and final encrypted firewall and access the system."
Still playing with #Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop. It appears fairly solid; I haven't had any issues yet, other than one of my printers acts a little screwy when scanning. My other printer and 2 flatbed scanners work as usual.
I don't think 20.04 boots as fast as 18.04, but neither did 19.10, and I haven't done any serious tweaking yet.
Linux enthusiast. Old photo restoration. DIY repair.
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