I use GnuCash to track my finances. I run GnuCash on three different computers: two Linux and one Mac. For a long time I was using a shell-script wrapper to sync my GnuCash data file between the computers when launching GnuCash, but I recently decided to store the file on my Synology NAS and synchronize… Read More »
UPDATE [June 3, 2021]: DisplayLink works on Ubuntu 21.04 now without any of my fixes. If you’ve installed my fixes, see this blog posting for uninstall instructions. UPDATE [May 10, 2021]: A bug in the installer script which was preventing it from detecting some Ubuntu 21.04 installations has been fixed. The download link below has… Read More »
Recently, I was confronted with the problem of automating the activation and deactivation of parental controls on my TP-Link Archer AX6000 router. Specifically, I needed a command-line tool that would allow me to disable or enable internet access for a specific parental controls profile. The router only provides the ability to set separate schedules for… Read More »
The Comics Kingdom weekly comic “Gearhead Gertie” has been added to the comics aggregator. This comic doesn’t seem to be published on the same day consistently every week, so on days when it’s not published, you’ll see the “Click here to learn how to read Comics Kingdom comics in the aggregator” message. Speaking of which,… Read More »
The Comics Kingdom Sundays-only comic “Flash Forward” has been added to the comics aggregator. Note that you have to pay for a subscription to Comics Kingdom to view its comics through the aggregator, and then work with me to get you set up for it, as documented in the aggregator user guide.
I just got a MacBook Pro running macOS Catalina for work, and I wanted to set up Time Machine backups for it to the Synology NAS in my basement so that if the laptop dies or is lost and I need to replace it, I won’t have to redo all of the customizations it took… Read More »
Because I’m senior enough to have “spending authority,” an unfortunate fact of life for me at work is that I get a lot of cold sales emails. Most of them I just delete or report as spam, but occasionally I get one that is so ridiculously bad or offensive that I feel I must address… Read More »
I received this email at 1:15 this morning: When I saw it this morning, I was confused. I have never before received an email from “loyaltygateway.com”, and I was asleep at 1:15am, not placing an “order” to be confirmed by this email as its subject implies. It sure looks like spam, right? Well, it turns… Read More »
UPDATE [2020-07-30]: The current version of Chrome has restored the checkbox allowing people to tell Chrome to launch without prompting, so the hack described below is no longer needed. Executive summary If you’re using Google Chrome on Linux and it’s stuck in a state where every time you launch it, it starts in full-screen mode,… Read More »
I have updated the comics aggregator so that it now supports all available Comics Kingdom comics. Note that you need to pay Comics Kingdom for a subscription if you want to access its comics through the aggregator. See here for details.