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TerraMaster F4-210 and Linux

TerraMaster has software for Windows, but almost everyone wanting to use it uses Linux. Here is how to get it working with Linux. I’m going to use Ubuntu because I have a YABU on most machines. You will need to tweak for non-Debian distros. The F4-210 is a pretty robust…

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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…

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
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The CUTE Journey

Every now and then you will find yourself needing to install a really old Ubuntu version. I stumbled into this with CUTE and Scintilla. You see, the RedDiamond project really needs to jump ship from QPlainTextEdit. The syntax highlighting available in that module is horribly inefficient. If you never have…

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How to Show the Day in Ubuntu

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…

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The Best Part of Low End

As I get closer and closer to the cranky old man stage of life I get pickier and picker about my monitors and office lighting. I also find supposed high end products intolerable. Anyone who reads this blog knows I write a lot of books. “The Minimum You Need to…