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Review of 2010 QX56 - Tall person's perspective

Review of 2010 QX56 - Tall person's perspective

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:52 PM

Back in 2012 I bought a used QX56, nervously. Now its my favorite vehicle ever, and I've owned over 30 since 1986, from 1960s muscle cars, to 3 praises, and everything in between. I was also certified ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) technician in the early 90's, so I have worked on, and driven, thousands of cars over the years...

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OpenSuse 13.2 on Dell PowerEdge R415 1u Server

OpenSuse 13.2 on Dell PowerEdge R415 1u Server

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:50 PM

Here will be any issues noted with installing OpenSuse 13.2 on Dell Power Edte R415 AMD processors server...

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Hawke Scheduled to run Dungeons & Dragons Game as DM on The Spartan Show

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:48 PM

Last week someone posted on the Meetup.com Spokane area RPG forum looking for an experience DM to run a game broadcast over Twitch.tv. The show is known as "The Spartan Show". I am tentatively schedule for the first session next week, Tuesday, January 27th, 8:00 pm Pacific time...

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Change registration validation expiration duration for Plone 4

Change registration validation expiration duration for Plone 4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:46 PM

Just a quick note where to find the form to change the default expiration from 168 hours (1 week) to custom number of hours...

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Bitwig Studio 1.0 on OpenSuse Linux 13

Bitwig Studio 1.0 on OpenSuse Linux 13

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 26, 2016 05:14 PM

I am glad that a major DAW product has been created that supports Linux as well as Windows and Mac. Folks that previously worked for major DAW companies have gone independent and with much fanfare released their 1.0 product. ...

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LG Enact Smartphone

LG Enact Smartphone

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 26, 2015 12:01 AM

I finally replaced my POS Motorola Bionic that I have hated so much, with the LG Enact KEYBOARD!!!!! phone. Here is information related to my experiences with it.

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Windows 7 Create system image fails

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:02 PM

Recently wiped my Alienware M11xR2, and after getting all the updated drivers and windows updates completed, wanted to make a system image snapshot before adding other applications...

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Fn keys (function keys) on Microsoft Surface Pro and Windows 8.1

Fn keys (function keys) on Microsoft Surface Pro and Windows 8.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:42 PM

The Windows 8.1 upgrade "broke" a number of features on my Surface Pro 64. I found one simple work around that was a little tricky to find...

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OpenSuse 13.1 Linux on Asus G750JW Republic of Gamers 17" Laptop

OpenSuse 13.1 Linux on Asus G750JW Republic of Gamers 17" Laptop

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:38 PM

OpenSuse 13.1 RC2 only took 13.5 Minutes for the full base (mostly defaults) install! This system is now up and running. I detail how. ...

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OpenSuse 12.3 Linux on Microsoft Surface Pro 64

OpenSuse 12.3 Linux on Microsoft Surface Pro 64

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:40 PM

I recently had to get a surface due to some requirements imposed by others. Of course, I "had" to see if I could put Linux on it so I could be more productive...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 64

Microsoft Surface Pro 64

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:34 PM

Due to school requirements, I had to get this device....

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Alienware m11x R2 OpenSuSE 12.3 64 bit Optimus Optirun Primus Bumblebee Drivers

Alienware m11x R2 OpenSuSE 12.3 64 bit Optimus Optirun Primus Bumblebee Drivers

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 11, 2015 08:41 AM

Here is some information for the video drivers with OpenSuse 12.3 64 bit on Alienware m11x R2. Primusrun Segmentation Fault / Won't Run

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VSXU VJ, Audio, Video, recording with recordmydesktop on OpenSuse 12.1

VSXU VJ, Audio, Video, recording with recordmydesktop on OpenSuse 12.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:30 PM

This has not been easy to get working, so hopefully it helps others.

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Jailbreaking now legal under DMCA for smartphones, but not tablets

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:26 PM

Arbitrary rulings illustrate fundamental brokenness of the DMCA.

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TOR (The Onion Router) versus Facebook

TOR (The Onion Router) versus Facebook

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:26 PM

If logging into Facebook via TOR, The Onion Router anonymizing IP masking tools, Facebook will give you a lot of grief over doing so...

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Star Trek Warp Drive - A Possibility?

Star Trek Warp Drive - A Possibility?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:30 PM

I first heard about this a few days ago on XM Satellite broadcast of Fox News, and then a few hours later on NPR. In case you hadn't already heard about this, enjoy!

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John McAfee Wanted for Murder

John McAfee Wanted for Murder

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:22 PM

"Antivirus pioneer John McAfee is on the run from murder charges, Belize police say." " In July of 2010", "McAfee began posting on a drug-focused Russian message board called Bluelight about his attempts to purify the psychoactive compounds colloquially known as "bath salts." "MDPV"....

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Firefox 15 keeps crashing under OpenSuse 12.1, solution for some

Firefox 15 keeps crashing under OpenSuse 12.1, solution for some

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:21 PM

Was very much annoyed when upgraded Firefox 12 to 15 from the OpenSuse 12.1 repository, it kept crashing every time I closed the browser....

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“Why putting a lot of energy into building a Facebook presence is a sucker’s game”.

“Why putting a lot of energy into building a Facebook presence is a sucker’s game”.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:24 PM

- Facebook acknowledged... messages now reach, on average, just 15 percent of an account’s fans...Pay them for better access...

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Trying to no longer use Google Search

Trying to no longer use Google Search

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:23 PM

Since I noticed it as a default in the TOR (The Onion Router by EFF.org http://tor.eff.org) I've decided to remove Google Search, and setup https://ixquick.com as my default search engine for a while (it claims to keep your searching private).

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Getting Started in Information Security and Information Technology

Getting Started in Information Security and Information Technology

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:19 PM

I frequently get asked "how do I get started" in information security specifically, and information technology in general. Of course there are many paths to success, and this is not the only route to take...

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Latest MacBook Pro (15), Do Not Buy...

Latest MacBook Pro (15), Do Not Buy...

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:15 PM

Unless you like wasting your money, or have absolutely no other choice...

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Open Source Robotics Operating System and Development Platform

Open Source Robotics Operating System and Development Platform

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:09 PM

I heard about this on NPR today, Willow Garage PR2 robots...

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Plone Enable RSS Syndication

Plone Enable RSS Syndication

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:07 PM

To enable rss feed syndication in Plone 4.1 simply add synPropertiesForm to the folder you wish to enable, then click the "Enable Syndication" button. Then...

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Alesis LineLink Dual 1/4" to USB Cable working under Suse Linux 12.1

Alesis LineLink Dual 1/4" to USB Cable working under Suse Linux 12.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:57 PM

To get working under Linux, it auto detects as a USB C-Media device. Under Windows or Mac you have to enable it after it autoloads the PnP drivers, the same applies to a linux setup as well...

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VSXU VJ on OpenSuse 12.1

VSXU VJ on OpenSuse 12.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:16 PM

VSXU VJ, Audio, Video, recording with recordmydesktop on OpenSuse 12.1 . This has not been easy to get working, so hopefully it helps others.

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Change Java version used for Firefox under OpenSuse 11.4 and other versions

Change Java version used for Firefox under OpenSuse 11.4 and other versions

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:03 PM

Typically Open Suse cofnigures Firefox to use Open Java as the default java binary. However this doesn't work well for a number of sites, so you may find it necessary to install the Sun JRE and browser plugin...

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Only one vehicle now exists that comfortably fits 6'+ Tall people including the driver: Nissan Armada / Infiniti QX-56

Only one vehicle now exists that comfortably fits 6'+ Tall people including the driver: Nissan Armada / Infiniti QX-56

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 11:01 PM

This news is a couple weeks behind in posting.. The boys are growing faster than expected. Now at 6'3", 6', and 5'9" (and myself 6'7") the Prius became too small in the back seat for people with above-average-length-legs. I hunted for a long time, tried out scores of vehicles of all kinds, and only 2 vehicles were even close to physically fitting 4 people my size, full size pickup trucks, and the Nissan Armada...

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Recent Items Portlet viewable by anonymous users Plone 4

Recent Items Portlet viewable by anonymous users Plone 4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2015 10:58 PM

his simple hack makes the Recent Items portlet viewable for non-logged in users rather then the default of only being viewable to logged in, non-anonymous users.

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