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Since the mailing list archive isn’t much in the way of searchable or at least doesn’t seem to be well indexed by search engines I will be keeping a series of posts on my blog with some of the “newer” and more interesting Jed issues as well as various configuration stuff I’ve found useful. Most of you have probably already noticed other posts covering this text editor. When one is working in a terminal it is one of the better ones. I put “newer” in quotes because many times they are old issues which someone just stumbled into and most of the gray cells containing knowledge of the solution sacrificed themselves to Chardonnay or some other enjoyable form of alcohol. Let’s get all of the offensive text editor comments out…

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Anyone who has tried a YABU (Yet Another uBUntu) based on Ubuntu 16.x knows they really hosed wireless networking. My HP laptop has become almost unusable when it comes to checking email or writing a blog post in bed. It was fine before this debacle. Given that Ubuntu 16.04 has been out for 8 months I don’t really see any light at the end of this particular tunnel. This finally pushed me to get a Netgear AC1200 USB Wifi adapter. I might have been able to use one of my older external adapters, but, none of them went up to even wireless N so I might as well make the leap to AC1200 which is what my routers are. Does a geek really need an excuse to buy a new…

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This post could have also been titled “When Did Republican Become the Party of Treason?” Today there are news reports of various Republican party elders trying to get Trump to remove himself as the party nominee. They complain about the devastation down ticket candidates are suffering because of him either because he is against them directly or because of his actions. The party of angry old white men seems desperate to “keep everything like it was.” Analysts far and wide are calling this their last hurrah. What the Republican party has failed to realize is that their vision never looks past the end of the next lobbyist check or Super PAC contribution. This lack of vision and incessant need to play dirty tricks desperately trying to cling to power is…

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This is part of a discussion I started on Linked-in. Since it is important I thought I would post a version of it here for those who don’t belong to that group or Linked-in. —- Lots of places have tried various methods of solving the Indie book store survivability problem. Most Indie book stores actually list inventory on-line with Alibris or Abe or somewhere else. I have read some claims that a large percentage of their business, especially for very old and vintage books, has come via these channels. All of these sites seem to be lacking the last little bit. “Consignment” is a filthy-nasty word for most. When dealing with Indie book stores it is fraught with peril. Some authors who have tried it claim no two have the…

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Over the past several years CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) has become a sad piece of shit. This was once the most reliable and respected parts of Linux, now it is something we all dread. On most distros the “settings” interface to add and maintain printer configurations barely works. Continuing the “expert friendly” tradition of Unix most distros and support centers seem to expect everyone knows about the back door into CUPS via the Web. For those of you who don’t know, you may wish to type this into your browser, then bookmark it.   http://localhost:631/admin   This all started when a truly clueless decision was made. Apple currently hosts the CUPS maintenance. There could be no poorer choice, but that is what we are stuck with now. The support/development…

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