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.
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.
I needed to copy a Postgres database from the dev environment on my previous laptop to my current laptop. The process was relatively easy.
Last Updated on January 17, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
Microsoft announced that the release of Windows 10 is scheduled for this summer (2015).
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.