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How to fix Ubuntu 20.04 on the Lenovo ThinkCentre M920q / ThinkStation P330

I mentioned a few months ago that Ubuntu 20.04 was unstable on my Lenovo ThinkCentre M920q. 18.04 worked fine, so I kept it on there until development circumstances forced me to upgrade. I took a gamble that the issue might … Continue reading

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How to REALLY fix Chrome Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 18.04

So, as I hinted in my last post, I’ve been fixing up an Ubuntu machine to do some development on.  This machine needs to be headless because it isn’t my primary development machine, and running a VM everywhere I have … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 18.04 – how to fix auto login

I always joke that when a new release of Ubuntu comes out, it’s time to f*** up all my computers. It’s funny only because it’s true. The plan had been to use 20.04 when it came out last week, but … Continue reading

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Nest Temperature Sensor impressions

It’s not uncommon for a thermostat to be located somewhere that doesn’t correlate well with the area you really want to be temperature controlled.  In fact, it’s probably the rule rather than the exception.  Thermostat placement is often dictated by … Continue reading

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iPad Pro 12.9 long term review

In my previous review of the iPad Pro, I touched on a lot of the awkwardness surrounding the pricing, new peripherals, and overall experience of Apple’s latest tablet.  Now that I’ve had the iPad Pro 12.9 for almost a year, … Continue reading

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Stupid Apple tricks: #5 – The USB Ethernet adapter

Want to get gigabit wired speed from your MacBook?  You can use a third party adapter with a funky third party driver (which, if you do any sort of research, are apparently all completely unreliable).  Or you can use Apple … Continue reading

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Stupid Apple tricks: #4 – The Mac Pro

Don’t get me wrong.  I love the idea of the Mac Pro.  But the execution of it in 2016 is just ridiculous. Pro implies a few things.  One, you’ll update it reasonably often, since professionals can easily justify the cost … Continue reading

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Stupid Apple tricks: #1 – not reconnecting to WiFi

Even though we all love our Apple products, sometimes it’s just maddening that we put up with weird issues day in and day out that nobody at Apple seems to care about.  It’s almost as if nobody there uses their … Continue reading

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The iPad Pro review

First impressions.  For someone that’s only seen iPad sized tablets for the past 5 years, seeing the iPad Pro in person for the first time is invariably giggle inducing.  The size just seems ridiculous and unnecessary at first glance … … Continue reading

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Here’s a good drive to use with Time Machine on the Airport Extreme

If you weren’t aware of it, the current generation of Airport Extreme (802.11ac version) officially supports Time Machine backups to drives connected to the USB port. But which drive to get?  Some drives work strangely with the USB port on the … Continue reading

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