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It’s a bit like shouting in a large room with everyone else shouting at the same time. (quote from my brother)

My First Use of Hugo

on October 14, 2017

I make myself laugh. The title is so “meta”. My first use of hugo is in hugo. :-/ I’ve been searching for a static website generator not a CMS. For the uninitiated, or you don’t want to read the links, a CMS creates the pages a viewer see dynamically when the page is requested (sometime cached), based on looking up data and using templates of sorts to generate pages. A Static Site Generator uses data and templates but pages are generated once during “build time” and the same stuff is displayed until data/files are changed and another “build” happens.

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Modding a NuVision TM800W560L Tablet

on September 24, 2017

So a friend gave me a NuVision tm800w560l tablet running Windows 10. Honestly I tried to use it, but it was a joke. From the start with it not connecting to WiFi because Windows 10 wanted uppercase alpha characters even though every other Linux, Android, Mac OS X or iOS device works with lower case. To the fact that the on screen keyboard would hide where I was typing. To the periodic hick-ups.

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An IBM T42 with Manjaro

on September 13, 2017

I’ve taken quite a liking to Manjaro. All the random tasks I’ve used it for have turned out extremely well. Enough so that I want to go beyond those very directed needs and do a general review. And I’ll start out by installing Manjaro on my IBM/Lenovo T42. Which is a little late since they just announced deprecating 32-bit / i686 support. So, since I did all this work over a few months, I figure I might as well put out this post.

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Manjaro, a distro that I'm really digging

on April 2, 2017

Linux “distros” are many. Linux is awesome that way: scratch an itch, climb that mountain, being as satisfied as a cat. I encourage folks to explore. Head over to Distro Watch to start exploring. But what makes one stick to a distro? Its a very personal thing. This is the Internet, so I’m shouting out what’s important to me. :-) A bit of history first. I started in 1997 with Red Hat, moved to Gentoo to learn nuts and bolts, then ended up using Kubuntu because I liked things “that just worked”.

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