UPDATE [2021-06-03]: 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. As of March 18, 2021, DisplayLink support in Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) is even more broken than I wrote about in my earlier blog posting describing how to make it… Read More »
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 »
Hey @StopandShop let me tell you why you just lost $350 of business from me. 1/ As I’ve written to you several times before (https://blog.kamens.us/2020/07/11/why-stop-shop-just-lost-500-of-my-business/, https://blog.kamens.us/2017/09/10/please-stop-shop-stop-treating-me-like-a-thief/), it’s bad enough when your Scan-It loss prevention system treats loyal, long-term customers like me as thieves. 2/ It’s even worse when it doesn’t work well. It’s even worse… 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 received a solicitation from yet another organization, “United Forward PAC,” purporting to be a PAC working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot: Let’s talk about all the reasons why this is suspicious: Why do we suddenly need a new PAC working to elect Democrats less than three months before the November… Read More »
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 »
Lowe’s continues to be unable to ship online orders reliably and unable to provide timely, effective customer service. Also, they promise refunds and then don’t issue them. Zero stars, do not recommend.