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by trapperjohn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Non Linux but networking question
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Non Linux but networking question

Hi, This is pretty straight ahead. First, determine the subnet of your FIOS router (typicaly 192.168.1.0/24, which means all of the addresses begin with 192.168.1). Then, take a second router and connect one of its LAN ports to an ethernet port on your computer and log into this second router's admi...
by trapperjohn
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

The hardest part of managing a hive of Windows PCs is managing the users. Here is a typical morning: I just clicked OK and now I can't see my files. I accidently drag-dropped my presentations folder somewhere and now I can't find it. The computer says Windows needs to reboot to complete updates... w...
by trapperjohn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: DNS not working after update
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: DNS not working after update

Hi, One of my first steps with a Mint install is to set the DNS servers manually and permanently. (Others may disagree with this, but it has worked perfectly for me... for years now.) If you want to give it a try: First, decide on your preferred nameserver. I typically use the router (192.168.1.1 in...
by trapperjohn
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Avoiding IoT
Replies: 60
Views: 2022

Re: Avoiding IoT

Once upon a time, asbestos was "the next new thing." When I was a kid, we used play with the stuff. Humm... what are we playing with today? The user agreements tell us straight up . For example, I randomly saw this one. Ref: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201809740 My ha...
by trapperjohn
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What tasks aren't suiteable for Virtual Machines
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: What tasks aren't suiteable for Virtual Machines

Hi,

In production environments I have found that SQL servers underperform on VMs. Network Available Storage too.

I don't have any benchmarks... other than complaint frequency.
by trapperjohn
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Could be a threat to Linux (?)
Replies: 24
Views: 1207

Re: Could be a threat to Linux (?)

AND I LOVE TO PLAY ALONG... ACT DUMB... WASTE THEIR TIME... WHATEVER I always try to do this, but I either get excited and start ranting or I break into uncontrollable laughter. they use the only vulgar English words they know Last time I got the call I snickered under my breath for one brief secon...
by trapperjohn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

Does anybody remember Spags?
by trapperjohn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

Hi, Yup, Park's closed. I actually live north of the Quabin in central MA and drive 80 miles to W. Warwick. The company, an environmental analytical lab, was in N. Providence for about 60 years and I worked there full time from '87 to '05. They moved operations to W Warwick two years ago and I got r...
by trapperjohn
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

I feel sorry for you! If I had to, I'd end up at Butler Hospital (Providence, RI).
Actually, I was nearby in W. Warwick all day yesterday... fixing windows computers that updated!!
by trapperjohn
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1682

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

Hi,

Try managing 50 of these beasts.
by trapperjohn
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is WICD worth trying as an alternative to Network Manager?
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Is WICD worth trying as an alternative to Network Manager?

Hi,

I do risky stuff in virtual machines first, carefully indentifying the steps that result in sucess. With a VM, if you make a mistake, you can restore your system to the previous step (provided you created a snapshot before you began your experiment). Give virtualbox a try.
by trapperjohn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Read this
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Read this

This too:
Section 2.a.(iv) feels like drinking out of the toilet to me.
by trapperjohn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Read this
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Read this

Beware, the screws are nasty in Windows stir:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Useterm ... nglish.htm
by trapperjohn
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Use mounted NAS share in filezilla?
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Use mounted NAS share in filezilla?

If it's a smb/cifs mount, you can locate the mountpoint within the filesystem, perhaps /run/user/1000/gvfs/

I have pretty much abandoned smb/cifs because it is (and always has been) slow and buggy. I prefer to mount my NAS shares with sshfs. The process varies depending on your NAS.
by trapperjohn
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Calculation
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Calculation

for the first column:

=C1/B1

then drag it down
by trapperjohn
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED] A Useful Bash Script for Beginner?
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: [SOLVED] A Useful Bash Script for Beginner?

Hi, Although marked solved, I want to add: https://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bash.pdf https://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/gawk.pdf https://www.gnu.org/software/sed/manual/sed.pdf And many others at: https://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html BTW: Have a look at the emacs editor for writing y...
by trapperjohn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SimpleScreenRecorder
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: SimpleScreenRecorder

I have had occasional problems like this. Toggling software compositing helped once. Transparency themes can cause problems. Also, the application presenting the video sometimes can be tweaked. For example, VLC has a setting for "accelerated video output" that has interferred with screen recording f...
by trapperjohn
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 3629

Re: Net Neutrality

and it is how the Moderators here are able to do what they do. But, if they were to "filter out content', currently there would be another forum available. What would happen if the WP wasn't able to use delivery services? You'd have to live with WT. Net neutrality guarenteed that, if a user wanted ...
by trapperjohn
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 3629

Re: Net Neutrality

OK, For me, I still believe I have it right on this. If the net is the new press, then it should not be subject to censorship and an ISP being able to shape information access allows this. There is no alternate newspaper or radio station here in the hills. I don't believe I have a conspiracy theory ...
by trapperjohn
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 3629

Re: Net Neutrality

Well folks, don't take it personnally. I'm just edgy about all this.

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