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Elementary OS Loki and Kernel Updates on HP x360 Spectre

Elementary OS Loki and Kernel Updates on HP x360 Spectre

UPDATE May 19, 2017: Elementary just updated their ISO with the latest hardware enablement stack. I haven’t had a chance to test this yet, but definitely give that a shot first before using the instructions below if you are installing from scratch! Yes, it is […]

Tasty Grilling

Tasty Grilling

Here are some more grill ideas for you! We knew we wanted corn, brussels sprouts, and sausage on the charcoal grill tonight so I started thinking how I could do them up and this is what I came up with. Brussels Sprouts Brussels sprouts, cut […]

Running Eclipse Che Easily on Fedora 25

Running Fedora 25 and want to give Eclipse Che a test spin? It’s far easier than you may think. Install Docker Install Che Run Che The steps are simple but quite important they are followed closely. Best to always follow the official process, right? In […]

Fixing Elementary OS Slow Boots

For the past 6 months or so I’ve been running Elementary OS Loki on a 2015 Macbook Pro. Recently I noticed my laptop intermittently booting more and more slowly. With some downtime today I did some searching and found a few solutions that helped me […]

Hiding Application Icons in Wingpanel on Elementary

Elementary OS Loki looks beautiful, though I do find myself annoyed with the extra application icons that show up in wingpanel in the upper-right of the screen: In order to get rid of them you need to edit ayatana.blacklist to include the Id of the […]

Googling in the Woods

Googling in the Woods

As Douglas Adams effectivley pointed out, 42 is “the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything” but is valueless if we don’t know what the question is. The internet can answer almost any question if you know what to ask. Filter […]

Weekend Reads – Dec 17, 2016

Joan Didion on Self-Respect For the past half-century, Joan Didion (b. December 5, 1934) has been dissecting the complexities of cultural chaos with equal parts elegant anxiety, keen criticism, and moral imagination. No, you’re not entitled to your opinion …I’m sure you’ve heard the expression […]

Arc theme for Slack

I quite enjoy the Arc theme for Linux. Personally, I use the solid version as Electron-based applications don’t leverage transparency and stand out slightly otherwise. I also use Slack almost non-stop every day and wanted to make sure it fit in well so I put […]

Weekend Reads – Dec 10, 2016

Attentional Bias: Why You Talk Yourself Into Buying the Thing You’re Obsessing Over in Your Head… and How to Stop It Attentional bias is the tendency of our perception to be affected by our recurring thoughts. For example, people who frequently think about the clothes […]

A Tale of Two Communities

A few quick important notes before I begin. I am a huge fan, supporter, and fervent believer in open source. It is not “the only way” but I do firmly believe it is a necessary and good way. I am intentionally not mentioning any specific […]