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Karmic Upgrade Can Break Wireless 1

In October 2008 I found blog posts on how I might get wireless working on my laptop that has an Atheros AR242x card. A third party driver form madwifi had to be installed. There was a caution that a kernel update might require re-installation. Later that month Intrepid was released and I chose not to ...

Ubuntu Bittorrent Issues

The default bittorrent client in Ubuntu is Transmission. Some will argue that Deluge is a better choice. Quite some time ago I tried both and decided on Deluge. It seemed to be faster and seemed to use less system resources, allowing other programs to run concurrently. All that changed a few weeks ago when an ...

Credit Cards and Money Manager Ex 12

In an earlier article I demonstrated how to get started with Money Manager Ex, a versatile budgeting and checkbook managing software from Codelathe. I showed how to handle transactions involving “cash back”, that are a little less than obvious. This article will demonstrate a similar technique for handling credit card transactions. While I am using ...

Getting Started with Money Manager Ex 3

While I have some knowledge of double entry accounting, GnuCash is simply too complex for managing a checkbook and performing simple budgeting. In June, I published a post on HomeBank criticizing its inability to support split categories. At that time I installed Money Manager Ex. For a few weeks I ran it side by side ...

Help In Finding A Lost/Stolen Laptop

No-IP provides a dynamic DNS service. When you connect to the Internet your ISP assigns an IP address to your computer (or router if use one). The technical term for the process is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol usually abbreviated as DHCP. The easy way to determine your IP address is to visit a web page ...

The WordPress Learning Curve

I have several criteria in choosing the software I work with. Really good software should work “out of the box” and not require an instruction manual. It should be customizable (which may require some instruction) to meet the end user’s expectations and requirements. Finally, it should be free (gratis), and if it’s open source (libre), ...

About Internet Connection Speeds

Not long ago I attended a dinner sponsored by my mobile home park. Conversation turned to how fast were people’s Internet connections. One person said that the local cable provider was delivering 7 Mbs. Another said that their DSL provider was delivering 3 Mbs but could deliver more at a price. A third said that ...

Looking Good In Print

Other than games, the earliest applications for microcomputers were word processors. And why not? It was a task that just about everyone needed to perform and a task that the computer could do well. That is, do well up to a point. The computer could cut, copy and paste text at the users discretion but ...

More on eBook Formats

In my previous article I talked about the iPhone Stanza and the ePub format that it supports. There are numerous ebook formats, many developed to be used on specific hardware. For example, the .lit format is a proprietary format readable by devices that run some version of Microsoft Reader. Palm devices can read the “plucker” ...

Required Reading 5

A few days ago a friend dropped by with an errand list. On the list was a stop at a local bookstore to pick up a copy of a Mark Twain classic that was required reading for her grandson. Now this particular student owns and iPod touch. I asked her if she realized that most ...