June 7, 2018 Notes

Slax Linux

You Can Now Create Your Own Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Live System with Pinguy Builder

Pinguy Builder For *buntu 17.04/17.10/18.04

Pinguy OS

AVADirect Custom Computers - Clevo N141WU

Best Linux applications (2018) 

How To Check Ubuntu Version and Other System Information
lsb_release -a

How To Check Laptop Battery Status In Terminal In Linux
upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0

upower -i `upower -e | grep 'BAT'

upower -i $(upower -e | grep BAT) | grep --color=never -E "state|to\ full|to\ empty|percentage

May 10, 2018 Notes

- Free Listing of Alpha Quality Tutorials with Virtual Environment

Let's Encrypt
- is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority.

GIMP 2.10 Is Finally Here! Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) 2.10.0 Snap

My Photographic Journey to Open Source

gksu Removed From Ubuntu, Here’s What You Can Use Instead
gedit admin:///etc/default/apport

California Consumer Privacy Act

- We’re setting the new standard of trust online, empowering people to take control of their information.

Bangs allow you to search on thousands of sites, directly.

Terms of Service – Didn’t Read

Privacy - When discussing privacy, the argument "I have nothing to hide" keeps coming up. This can be debunked with two main arguments: you don't KNOW what you have to hide; and you SHOULD have something to hide. But there is a third point: it isn't ABOUT having something to hide - privacy is a basic human need. 

Announcing the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

Private Internet Access Review

Detailed VPN Comparison Chart

Best Buy Hit by [24] Data Breach

The incident began on Sept. 26, and was discovered and contained on Oct. 12, 2017.

Best Buy Statement on [24] Cyber Incident

Updates on [24] Cyber Incident

More information on the web

April 5, 2018 Notes

Private Internet Access (PIA) goes Open Source

- The handheld keyboard and mouse computer input device. 

are universal containerized software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

Find snaps for Linux

Some snaps...

LibreOffice - is a powerful office suite including word processing and creation of spreadsheets, slideshows and databases.

Pencilsheep - is a free professional image editor with full GPU acceleration.

Remmina is a remote desktop client. 

Skype - instant message, voice or video call – all for free, no matter what device they use Skype on. Skype is available on phones, tablets, PCs, Macs and Linux.

Spotify - Stream the tracks you love instantly, browse the charts or fire up readymade playlists in every genre and mood. Radio plays you great song after great song, based on your music taste. Discover new music too, with awesome playlists built just for you. 

VLC - is the VideoLAN project's media player. VLC plays every multimedia file and streams.

March 15, 2018 Notes

2018 Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) Report

Microsoft headlined a major Linux conference
- Bryan Lunduke

Microsoft is buying control of Linux
- Bryan Lunduke

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V

Microsoft and Canonical to Offer Enhanced VM Experiences for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Sneak Peek: Taking a Spin with Enhanced Linux VMs

FEBRUARY 8, 2018 Notes

Diagramming You Network:

Ralph's current network

Ralphs network notes, etc.

Programs to diagram your network:


yEd Graph Editor

LibreOffice - Draw

Dia Diagram Editor

Install Ubuntu on your Chromebook

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 by Joshua Allen Holm

MATE Desktop Environment

XPS 13 Developer Edition — the 7th gen is here!
Don't get confused... This is the 7th gen Dell XPS 13 using the Intel 8th Gen CPU.

Dell Systems Developed by and for Developers

JANUARY  11, 2018 Notes

Ranch WIFI
- Bringing true high speed internet to the rural fringe.

- The best value all-in-one 1080p HD smart home camera.

WyzeCam Review: the best security camera $20 can buy

WyzeCam Review and Rating

WyzeCam 1080p
- Amazon

Blink Home Security

January 1, 2018 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge

Lenovo Yoga 920
- I needed a replacement device for a variety of aging portable laptop devices ranging from years 2012, 2013 and 2014. My go to everyday devices are still the iPhone 10 and the 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 tablet. I still have a variety of Windows 10 and Linux desktop and servers at home.

Fix Windows and Linux Showing Different Times When Dual Booting