Category Archives: Computer Support

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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New Topics?

Thinking of some new topics.  I will post a new “new topics” page each time I come up with some new ideas of what to write about: Previously considered topics: Adobe CS4 on El Capitan (still need to figure this out) Technical perspective on Activism stuff Sound working on new computer (got it working rather […]

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Accounting Software

I have been in the process of testing an install of the accounting software which I currently am running.  The version I have been running (in part due to the fact that I am not really in need of it that much) has been in beta the whole time. I have been running LedgerSMB.  This is […]

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Setting up SUDO Gentoo

I had not been using SUDO on my testing server until just a little while ago (like less than a few hours).  I realized that this is a problem which I should fix, so I did.  Well mostly… Installing SUDO After trying to see what I had to do to get SUDO working correctly, I […]

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Securing Server (Part 1 of ?)

There was a recent link posted to YCombinator Hacker News titled “My First 10 Minutes on a Server” (Link to article, link post is here).  With seeing that it reminded me that I have meant to start working on securing the web test server (which is currently not web accessible). There are some things  mentioned […]

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The Onion Router (TOR)

I was asked about whether someone should be using The Onion Router (TOR) and I thought I would answer this as best I can here.  So let’s look at the 5Ws+H that I might ask about TOR. What? What is TOR?  Who? Who created TOR? Who is running TOR? Who needs to use TOR? Do […]

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