Category Archives: Computer Support

Mastodon Setup (hopefully final update)

Today I finally found out how to generate log files.  They are “less than ideal” but they are good enough that I figured out what the main problem was and it was a typing mistake.  I had (and I’m not sure how this happened): spotlight When what it should have been was: stoplight This was […]

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Mastodon Setup – More information

Last night (about 23 hours ago apparently) I shared about setting up a Mastodon instance, and that things were kind of working but not really. I shared that https://mastodon.openpsychology.net/ is open for registrations, and that people would be able to sign up there (at least for the time being). And I hoped that people signing up, […]

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Mastodon instance setup

Over the last approximately 2 weeks we have been working on setting up our fist Mastodon Instance which we’re now at the state that we want to let people know about as things are kind of settling out.  We currently have 3 accounts there which is enough to feel that things are working “reasonably well”. I […]

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Essential Oil Label Work

Today I have been working on doing some essential oil labels.  So far I’ve only really got one done: This is pretty much what we have for the label, it’s not a lot to it, but I guess it’s just that it’s work which has been done. I guess the thing about having done this, […]

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Migrating from wordpress.com to wordpress.org

A while ago I migrated a site I manage from wordpress.com to wordpress.org mostly because I wanted to do ecommerce on the site, and made a few notes with the intention of writing up a blog post about it. My notes say: Migrate wp.com -> wp.org Create vps Update system DNS Transfer Domain Change registrar […]

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sudo and su are very different…

I have been trying to get my computer updated since Friday (almost a week) and I usually use a command like: sudo emerge -uDaNt @world When I want to do an update of my “world”. To me this should be very close, if not practically identical to: su password: emerge -uDaNt @world exit And I […]

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Setting up QEMU/KVM virtual machine…

This is an odd one.  I am in the midst of setting this up, but I am working on a few different things right now.  First, I needed to get QEMU/KVM up and running, so I looked at this page about setting things up for the Gentoo host.  This looks like it is “mostly correct” […]

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More notes on Gentoo install (cheatsheet stuff)…

When I last wrote about my process for getting my machine up and running I was getting the system updated to the latest version of software.  That was a while ago.  But there are a few more things that need to be done before the computer really is bootable, though I have found the order […]

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Gentoo Install Notes

I was working on installing gentoo on a new machine (that will eventually replace this machine I am typing this on) and I was going through the Gentoo Handbook and kept running into problems (I have (and will explain) figured them out) so kept having to go through the same steps and was looking to create […]

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Using Inkscape replacing Adobe InDesign

I am currently in the process of seeing if I can get Inkscape can be used to replace Adobe InDesign.  Right now just downloaded it to run on the iMac I just restored.  The intention is more to find something which will run nicely on a Linux box, rather than running it on OS X or […]

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