Author: seasoned_geek

Roland Hughes started his IT career in the early 1980s. He quickly became a consultant and president of Logikal Solutions, a software consulting firm specializing in OpenVMS application and C++/Qt touchscreen/embedded Linux development. Early in his career he became involved in what is now called cross platform development. Given the dearth of useful books on the subject he ventured into the world of professional author in 1995 writing the first of the "Zinc It!" book series for John Gordon Burke Publisher, Inc. A decade later he released a massive (nearly 800 pages) tome "The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer" which tried to encapsulate the essential skills gained over what was nearly a 20 year career at that point. From there "The Minimum You Need to Know" book series was born. Three years later he wrote his first novel "Infinite Exposure" which got much notice from people involved in the banking and financial security worlds. Some of the attacks predicted in that book have since come to pass. While it was not originally intended to be a trilogy, it became the first book of "The Earth That Was" trilogy: Infinite Exposure Lesedi - The Greatest Lie Ever Told John Smith - Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars When he is not consulting Roland Hughes posts about technology and sometimes politics on his blog. He also has regularly scheduled Sunday posts appearing on the Interesting Authors blog.
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We’re All Contractors Now

 seasoned_geek  September 21, 2022  0 Comments on We’re All Contractors Now

Recruiters seem shocked that we are all contractors now, but that is the way it goes for tech workers, especially those in the medical device/embedded systems world. Honestly, that’s the way it is going for many job sectors. I’ve been…

Windows 10 – No Video Display After Update

 seasoned_geek  September 19, 2022  0 Comments on Windows 10 – No Video Display After Update

No video display after update will be a relentless theme over the next few months. You have already seen my post about Manjaro breaking with updates. Yes, had I paid attention, I could have “fixed” that from a terminal by…

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RedDiamond AppImage

 seasoned_geek  September 17, 2022  0 Comments on RedDiamond AppImage

It has been a while since I posted about RedDiamond, the editor with EDT keypad navigation, but there is finally an AppImage of it. Granted the New World Order wants Flatpaks of everything, but this is one small step. Those…

So, Did Manjaro Quit Working for You Today?

 seasoned_geek  September 16, 2022  1 Comment on So, Did Manjaro Quit Working for You Today?

Manjaro quit working today, but it is Friday. Did I deploy my tried and true embedded systems root cause analysis skills? Hell no! It’s Friday and it was working before I turned it off to connect it to a KVM….

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The Closed Question #2

 seasoned_geek  September 10, 2022  0 Comments on The Closed Question #2

A closed question is the mark of a site that is letting those without knowledge run amuck. Today I ran into another one. Others had already commented that this question should not have been closed. Those who do not understand…