Tag: Linux

Have you checked your system’s BIOS lately?

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Have you checked your system’s BIOS lately? Maybe you should. It's pretty simple if you are familiar with your operating systems terminal/command line. Linux:sudo dmidecode --type bios Windows:systeminfo | findstr BIOS The simplest way to upgrade my Lenovo laptops was to re-install Windows 10 and use the Lenovo utilities to upgrade the bios Revision , then install my Linux Distro again. I could have avoided some of the pain if I had setup my laptops as duel boot systems, but I didn’t. There are other methods to go about this without relying on Windows, but using Windows was perfect for my situation just for the fact that it was so simple.Lenovo’s Service Bridge is pretty simple to setup.It wants you to download .NET 3.5 - which I did, not a big deal either. I figured I’d en

Focus, Focus, Focus

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We begin a new year, with a new focus, or shall we say a re-focus on working smarter, more efficiently, more productive, more economically, and hopefully with less stress. If you’re still using Windows 7, then make note that the support clock may be winding down. If you’re using Windows 10, then you may be looking forward to the possible Spring update, or not.I’ll most likely continue working with Windows when absolutely necessary, but Linux based objectives should remain my main focus.As noted in early posts, I remain a big fan of Lenovo laptops (mostly older models) - which really shine once you dump the Installed OS and install an up to date version of Linux.It's possible that some people are not overly excited about using older, less powerful hardware, but once you find the Linux Dist

PowerShell on LINUX?

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I know it’s not Christmas yet, but I did get a nice early gift. My main laptop has been very reliable over the last few years. My old Lenovo ThinkPad (11e) has been great, but lately I’ve been thinking I’d like to upgrade. I’ve been looking for something to replace the 11e, and finally (after much consideration and spec comparison) settled on a newer 11e with twice the memory and a i3. It looks and feels as rugged as the old machine, but it’s a little faster. The unit came with Windows 10 pro which I replaced with Ubuntu 18.10. I did play with it for a while with Windows, but after waiting for updates I decided I should stop fooling around and set it up the way I want. I did test a few other Linux LTS Distros, but Ubuntu 18.10 works great on the new 11e - actually better than i

Dark Roasted Conspiracy

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As the daylight hours grow shorter and darkness becomes the prevailing theme, the temperatures drop and the winds blow cold. It feels like the night never ends. The leaves are falling and swirling down the road. Without the sun’s energy and warmth, a good fire and a hot cup of dark roast coffee help take away the ever-present Autumn chill. Coffee is an ever-persistent habit for me. I like good coffee, and it keeps me going like high octane fuel. No cream, no sugar, not for me.I like coffee, just black coffee. The darker the roast, the better I like it. It’s a basic thing. You can make it more complicated than it has to be, or you can learn to appreciate it’s simplicity. I don’t care what other people put in their coffee, everyone is different. I only worry about my own. Just don’t mess w
End of Year

End of Year

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It’s been an interesting year Security alerts, Cyber threats, Fake news, and more critical patch updates than you can shake a stick at. Robots are competing in the job market, A.I is looming, and cold air from the far north is sweeping across the land.  Whether it was a good year, a bad year, or nothing too impressive, it’s just about over now. The new year is coming fast. Are you smarter than you were a year ago at this time? Hopefully, the answer is yes if you put any effort into improving your skills, knowledge, and confidence level. Now you can set down some goals for next year. You can also reflect on your hopes for next year. New Year Goals One of my goals is to continue to improve and refine my command line skills for both Linux and Windows. It’s the same goal every year, but I k