Logikal Blog https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress For people with attention spans longer than a Tweet Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:07:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 97594033 Who Do You Trust? https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/who-do-you-trust/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/who-do-you-trust/#respond Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:07:50 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4146 Poking around this morning I stumbled into this post talking about what your email address says about you. The “Who do you trust?” question hits everyone with an email address, but technical recruiters most often. I love the survey results, even if they did only survey their own members. The graphic found later in the...

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Interesting PostgreSQL Oddity https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/postgresql-oddity/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/postgresql-oddity/#respond Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:26:04 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4136 I was working on a tiny database to send out some emails with varying subjects. Decided to use PostgreSQL so I could have a real database as the back end. SQLite doesn’t share (on most platforms) so I couldn’t add data while the program was running. Being able to add stuff and check on progress...

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How to Show the Day in Ubuntu https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/show-day-in-ubuntu/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/show-day-in-ubuntu/#respond Sat, 21 Nov 2020 19:16:54 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4128 Trapped inside during COVID-19. Spending days on your computer either working or looking for work or just searching for something interesting to keep your mind off the four walls it is easy to lose track of the day. Those of us who write software for a living can get so far into what we are...

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Making the GigaWare 2600460 Keyboard Work With Ubuntu 20.04 LTS https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/make-gigaware-keyboard-work-with-ubuntu/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/make-gigaware-keyboard-work-with-ubuntu/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:18:20 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4113 There was a time when RadioShack was cool and when it had some great cheap products. The GigaWare 2600460 keyboard was one such product. This is sometimes listed as 26-460 and sometimes just called the GigaWare Multimedia keyboard. It has a pleasant and unusual feel when typing. Some of the modern keyboards are like banging...

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Shifting Gears https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/uncategorized/shifting-gears/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/uncategorized/shifting-gears/#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:13:47 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4111 50 Baby Boomers Share Their Meaningful Journeys in Retirement  Biographies and Memoirs Date Published: 11/17/20 Publisher: Bublish   Shifting Gears is based on interviews with retirees telling how they are shifting gears in their retirement. The stories reveal the rich abundance of retirement activities, from the exotic to the mundane. Discover their joys, challenges and...

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Fixing Ubuntu Duplicate Printers https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/ubuntu-duplicate-printers/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/ubuntu-duplicate-printers/#respond Tue, 17 Nov 2020 09:28:00 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4105 Duplicate printers are annoying. Many times I feel Canonical long ago abandoned the “Just Works” slogan for “Just Ship It!” What makes it worse is the duplicate entries don’t work. Duplicate printers are happening on every system in my office. Doesn’t matter if the system started with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS minimal beta/pre-release or a full...

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OS/2 Back From the Grave! https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/os2-back-from-the-grave/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/os2-back-from-the-grave/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 13:34:33 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4100 There were too many banks and too many ATMs still running OS/2. Honest to God I thought IBM officially dumped it in the late 1990s. Then I read this 2007 article on OS/2. They didn’t publicly kill it until 2001 and really really really kill it by ending support in 2007 according to that article....

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The Bottom for Technical Recruiting Just Keeps Getting Lower https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/professional-technical-recruiting/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/professional-technical-recruiting/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2020 14:34:14 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4086 Ordinarily I wouldn’t drag something this specific onto my geek blog, but every time I try to reply to the pimps email it bounces. I had never heard of gandi.net. Given how well their email works I suspect they won’t be around for very long. Why do I need to have an unsubscribe link when...

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The Little Breadwinner https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/uncategorized/the-little-breadwinner/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/uncategorized/the-little-breadwinner/#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:00:00 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4084   War and Survival in the Salvadoran Heartland History, Non-Fiction Published: September 2020 Publisher: Aperion Books   Finding Hope and Survival in The Midst of War FROM 1980 TO 1992, A TURBULENT CIVIL WAR ravaged the Central American state of El Salvador, claiming the lives of approximately 75,000 Salvadorans. The Little Breadwinner is a story...

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Neither Flakon nor Epiphany browsers will play videos https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/video-not-playing/ https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/information-technology/video-not-playing/#respond Sat, 07 Nov 2020 11:23:28 +0000 https://www.logikalsolutions.com/wordpress/?p=4078 This is really annoying. As more and more people and companies attempt to monetize OpenSource we are going to see more and more of this shit. It all has to do with licensing and it is a pain in the ass. You installed either Falkon or Epiphany (also called Gnome Web) because they are somewhat...

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