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General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself
« Last Post by fox on Today at 07:19:23 am »

Well, that's okay, Ben Franklin, you were raised in a different era :-) ....

Actually, I use the Benjamin Franklin moniker in honour of my late father. He was bald on top but had long sideburns and I used to call him "Ben" because he reminded me of Franklin. Also, I identify with him as a scientist. :)

While the Bon Jovi photo doesn't creep me out, I don't think it fits you. Now if it was some NDP personage; even Andrea Horwath.
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General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself
« Last Post by ssfc72 on Today at 12:16:24 am »
That photo creeps me out, Jason.  I think you should just go back to a picture of Tux the penquin. :-)

Bill
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Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Last Post by dougal on Yesterday at 10:49:52 pm »
here's a picture of that spring sentiment

i've also 'resuscitated' and older tower and monitor; 2007 HP 6700 quad core with 4gb ram and a radeon card with hdmi output which allows me to hook it up to my DYNEX monitor which wouldn't hold a vga input anymore; loaded it with Linux Mint 18.3...i can hear how much 'newer' it would seem with ssd but i haven't come across any used ones yet, so still using hdds....
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Support / Re: Raspberry Pi 3 remote usb webcam - help!
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:54:38 pm »
Did you recall if they were listed as WARNING or ERROR beside the messages, usually in all-caps? WARNINGs are often just about deprecated code that still works but the warning is given because upcoming versions of the libraries or built-in functions in the future might not support the code. That's more for the developers to worry about. If it's an ERROR, that could be an actual problem. In other words, if it works, don't worry about :-)
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Marketplace / Re: Power Bank, 4400 mAhr, $4
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:49:54 pm »
Turns out they do have these at the Dollarama in Lansdowne Place, just not where I thought to look. They're at the beginning of the rows you go between to get to the cashiers, right on the end of one of them.
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General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:45:38 pm »
Shows how much I know about musicians. I didn't recognize the moniker.

Well, that's okay, Ben Franklin, you were raised in a different era :-) I don't know a lot of his music but I do like some numbers. But here's what I really like about him, a pay-what-you-can restaurant he created in New Jersey that serves healthy food for low income people and I look like him minus the good looks.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/oct/20/jon-bon-jovi-restaurant
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That's pretty cool! Thanks, Bill!

Note that coding on a phone can be complicated if you don't have a real keyboard (or full screen keyboard on a tablet).

But I remember reading this article about an African guy who wrote an app entirely on his feature phone. Feature phones are the old phones that only have numbers and a couple of other characters and tiny screens. To enter a letter, you have to push the number from one to three times. So you can imagine how much work that took!
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Marketplace / Re: WIFI usb adapter dongle for Linux
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:34:57 pm »
Thanks for sharing, Bill. I haven't tried it myself but after doing a system backup, you could use these steps to blacklist the driver that LM keeps trying to install and load:

https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-blacklist-a-module-on-ubuntu-debian-linux

It won't prevent the driver from being downloaded but will prevent it from starting.
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Articles, Tutorials and Tips / Re: New Life for an Old Computer
« Last Post by Jason Wallwork on Yesterday at 09:22:22 pm »
Why doesn't the attachment show? It's even indicated there is one on the left.

That was my fault. Because you created a new account, I had to approve your post. And I did that but didn't realize there was an attachment I had to approve, too. Now you're in the Posting Member group so further posts should just go straight through without moderation. Let me know if you still can't see it.



Regarding the SSD, thanks for sharing your experience, Buster. There many be those in the group that don't realize just how amazing SSDs are.

I had a similar experience when I put a Crucial 250 GB drive in my wife's computer a few years ago. SSDs can be from 5-20x faster than hard drives and I knew hard drives were the slowest part of the computer (other than external USB 1.0/2.x devices but the difference still blew my mind.

On my own desktop, you can see in my signature lines that I have a tiny 64 GB SSD but it was the best consumer SSD at the time, the Samsung 830 type. I just put my OS and programs on it. Files are usually small or they're video files which stream much slower than regular hard drives anyway so don't need to be on fast drives.
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General Discussion / Re: I'd like to introduce myself
« Last Post by fox on Yesterday at 06:59:01 pm »
Shows how much I know about musicians. I didn't recognize the moniker.
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