InPixio Photo Eraser

Last Updated on November 12, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

InPixio Photo Eraser solved a common problem for me. I have a couple of location blogs. I often need to take photos where unwanted  people or objects are in the photos (Like my inlaws.. ooops, just kidding).   I was editing unwanted objects out with GIMP (An open source Photoshop work alike). I saw some ads for the InPixio product and decided to give it a shot. It turned out to be a great investment. 

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Your toilet and faucets could be spying on you.

Last Updated on October 22, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Sept 2019 – Pretty soon you won’t even be able to trust your toaster.   Voice activated toilets and faucets could be used to spy on your conversations and water usage. 

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Ubuntu – Do NOT delete the lock file if you see a ‘could not get lock’ when trying to install an app.

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was trying to install ClamAv on two of my Ubuntu machines. I got a ‘could not get lock’ error. A lot of the posts I found said to delete /var/lib/dpkg/lock.  DO NOT DO THIS UNTIL YOU EXHAUST ALL OTHER OPTIONS.

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Craigslist password protected email danger – How to avoid the malware

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I received an email that appeared to be a response to a craigslist posting I made. The email said to open the Word document with the supplied password for the contact information. As soon as I saw that I pictured the goofy robot with it’s arms flailing saying “Danger Will Robinson. DANGER, DANGER”, or the weird fish guy saying “It’s a trap!!”. Here is how to identify these traps.

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Copying a Postgres Database from one laptop to another

Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I needed to copy a Postgres database from the dev environment on my previous laptop to my current laptop. The process was relatively easy.

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Copy and paste with Putty running on an Ubuntu VM

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

THIS was driving me batty. I have Putty running on Ubuntu which runs on an Oracle Virtualbox on a Win 10 machine. I was trying to copy and paste and getting nowhere. The solution turned out to be pretty simple

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Bias Lighting for your TV and monitor plus color temperature adjustment – Save your eyes!!

Last Updated on January 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I was under the assumption that the best way to view a TV was to have the room dark.  Apparently this isn’t the cast for TVs or monitors.  The idea is to have lighting behind the TV.

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Protecting your blog and website images with a watermark with a GIMP plugin

Last Updated on December 9, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

As I started to resurrect my blogs, I realized that I was posting images without a watermark. The sad fact is that people can and will steal the result of your effort and use it as their own for their own profit.

One simple technique is to watermark your images. This involves putting text or an image on your image. There are a couple of ways to do this.

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Windows 10 is coming!!!

Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Microsoft announced that the release of Windows 10 is scheduled for this summer (2015).

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Windows 10 will force updates on home users.

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla

Howtogeek published an article detailing how Microsoft will FORCE updates on users of home versions.

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