Category: Information Technology

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LinuxLite 5.4 to 5.8 Upgrade Breaks NVidia

If you are using the easy update button on LinuxLite to upgrade from 5.4 to 5.8 be warned the upgrade breaks NVidia support. It’s not a hard break, just a stupid one. Kids need to learn the mantra CI/CD == Continuous Tragedy It’s true. Automated testing tests less than nothing….

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Why do actual senior developers walk out when a coding test is mentioned?

The simple answer is every senior developer will hang up the phone, walk out, or tell you to F-yourself when you ask them to take a coding test while those who only have those 50 free Vista-Print business cards saying “Senior Dev” will take the test. There is no higher…

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The Truth About Bootcamps

Bootcamps exist to part fools from their money and pretty much for no other reason. This post is a follow-on to my #cancelQuora post. Featured image courtesy of brokeassstuart.com. When Quora started having paid promotional content and paying for questions we must have gotten 32,767 “Which bootcamp is the best…

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Setting up a Ubuntu 10.04 LTS VM in 2022

Sometimes you need to use a really old version of Ubuntu for maintenance. Here is a quick run down on how to set Ubuntu 10.04 up now that the repos have moved. If you need Ubuntu 8.04 see this post. Basically 4GB RAM, 2 CPU, 30GB disk, 64MB video, enable…

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Remembering Lotus Symphony

I never used the DOS version of Lotus Symphony. (Windows wasn’t an operating system until Windows NT. Microsoft committed criminal fraud putting “operating” system on the box because it was nothing more than a task switching GUI on top of DOS. Janet Reno should have put Bill Gates in prison.)…