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centos decrypt luks "feature only available with HAL" trinity

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 12, 2019 11:43 AM

Trouble decrypting LUKS encrypted device in Cent OS 7 using Trinity Desktop Environment (TDE). Quick notes to address.

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Heartbroken about what Plone has become :-(

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jul 17, 2019 01:14 AM

I have been involved with tech since the late 1970s when I first started programming. Fast-forward to the web, and content management systems and web applications, platforms, products, frameworks, etc. Plone has been a stellar solution up until the version 5.x line, and since then something seems to be going more and more "wrong" with the development and community, which breaks my heart...

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Major Google Outage June 2nd 2019

Major Google Outage June 2nd 2019

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 02, 2019 02:08 PM

Google is experiencing hours-long outages across multiple core services including Cloud Networking, Google Computer Engine, and others affecting Gmail, and other websites dependent on Google.

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Installing Gnu Health

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 12, 2019 11:35 AM

Information on setting up GnuHealth on Cent OS 7 and/or OpenBSD 6.

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Discord on CentOS 7

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 09, 2019 04:56 PM

Quick notes on install Discord on CentOS7

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Apache OFBiz on OpenBSD

Apache OFBiz on OpenBSD

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 02, 2019 09:15 AM

Notes on installing Apache's OFBiz on OpenBSD.

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ELGG Notes

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 07, 2019 12:04 PM

Notes on the social network opensource software ELGG (PHP-based blech!).

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Linux and TDE on Dell XPS 9575 15 inch 2-in-1

Linux and TDE on Dell XPS 9575 15 inch 2-in-1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 25, 2019 11:22 PM

Here is information on the challenges of trying to get Linux (and BSD) to run on a Dell 2-in-1 15 in. 9575 XPS laptop / tablet.

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Plone 5 Cookie Session Timeout

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 24, 2018 04:31 PM

Quick note reminder on how to set the session duration from the very short default of only around 20 minutes, to something more useful...

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RPG Research, RPG Therapy, & RPG Therapeutics sites completely removed from Google Search results (Suppressed)!

RPG Research, RPG Therapy, & RPG Therapeutics sites completely removed from Google Search results (Suppressed)!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 09, 2018 12:52 AM

I have been running my small one-person operation since the 1990s, serving about 30 or so small communities, personal projects, and several small businesses of mine (mostly non-profits). The sites generally are #1 in all search engines for their relevant keywords over the years, no SEO trickier, just honest content. All of a sudden, all of my business listings with Google have disappeared. But much worse yet, all keyword results that used to point to my 30+ various different websites have also all been completely hidden away ( "suppressed"?) from any search results by Google (while still being #1 on all the other search engines). These were a generally number one results for years, and still are on all of the other web search engines (yahoo, bing, duckduckgo, etc.), but have now zero results to all of my busiest community and business sites! And yet results to old outdated servers are all that I can get to come up in Google results now.

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Open Source, like Plone, becoming too mercenary?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 25, 2018 02:20 PM

It seems in recent years a number of the "open source" communities have become exponentially mercenary, scaling down the core of products to try to force paid development or add ons. Plone is just one of many examples of this unfortunate trend in the open source community (which I have been a part of since the 1980s)...

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Plone 5, Apache, and SSL with Lets Encrypt

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 01, 2018 01:18 PM

Walkthrough setting up SSL using Let's Encrypt by EFF, for a setup using Apache web server front end relaying to Plone 5.

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AMD GPU wx7100 Radeon on Ubuntu with Open Broadcaster Server OBS

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 26, 2018 03:43 PM

Information on getting OBS working on Ubuntu with AMD Dell wx7100 hardware encryption acceleration.

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Debian Stretch 9.5 and Trinity Desktop Environment TDE

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 26, 2018 12:19 AM

I am sick and tired of KDE4 & KDE5 being so awful. I can't stand the totally unproductive interfaces of Gnome. I find the minimalist Desktops pitiful. By far the most productive Desktop Environment was KDE 3.5. But long dead right? Thank goodness, no, there is TDE aka Trinity to save the day! I hope. Here I will log my experiences with Trinity Desktop Environment from the beginning, and progression.

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Jitsi Server setup on Ubuntu 16.04

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 12, 2019 01:34 PM

Notes on setting up Jitsi on Ubuntu 16.04

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Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 7

Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 7

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 19, 2018 04:01 PM

Notes about getting Jitsi Meet working on CentOS 7.

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Washington State Worst Web Form Coding Ever!

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 13, 2018 12:19 PM

I have been involved with technology since the 1970s. I just experienced the worst web form coding for a "working" online form, ever! This was at the Washington State Office of the Secretary of State, Corporations & Charities Division https://ccfs.sos.wa.gov/

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Upgrade OpenBSD

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 23, 2018 03:59 AM

As needed, upgrading installed versions of OpenBSD in-place...

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Virtual Reality (VR), Role-Playing Games (RPG), Linux, Research

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 12, 2018 10:52 AM

Research updates on using VR in 2018 for RPGs, and any options for Linux use...

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Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates

Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates

by Hawke Robinson — last modified May 23, 2018 01:43 PM

Notes on how to fix java and Libreoffice in Parrot OS if start having trouble after updates...

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Fiverr.com Caveat Emptor

Fiverr.com Caveat Emptor

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 27, 2017 02:09 AM

At the suggestion of Ivan Van Norman, to get artwork and logos made before the January 22nd brodcast at WotC's Dragon Talk, I attempted to make use of a gig service called Fiverr.com. This has been a mixed experience...

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OpenSuse 42.3 on Dell Precision 7720 Xeon

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 02, 2017 03:52 PM

Here are the details for getting OpenSuse 42.3 working on Dell's laptop Precision 7720 custom build with Xeon processor and AMD WX 7100 GPU...

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Green Light for Phase 2 of ZOE

Green Light for Phase 2 of ZOE

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 11, 2017 01:33 AM

This weekend received the okay to proceed with phase 2 of Zombie Orpheus Entertainment's platform development.

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The RPG Network Project Starting to Come Together

The RPG Network Project Starting to Come Together

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2017 03:34 PM

I have had a number of ideas on the backburner for nearly 15 years, and I am finally starting to bring them to the front. The technology, and probably the market, I didn't think was ready back then, so I set it aside until I thought I saw interest growing, and the Internet use of users might be interested. Now I think my ideas for "The RPG Network" might have some interest, and I am hoping to get things launched by sometime in November, other priorities permitting of course.

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Is TeamDecades.com a Scam? Or just a poor implementation of their web-face, as a startup venture?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Aug 31, 2017 09:57 AM

Recently had interactions with representatives from the organization "Team Decades" with CEO "Ron Norman". There are a LOT of red flags with this company. Is it just a start up, or an exceptionally complex scam?

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Trying to get Plone working on OpenBSD (part deux) - SUCCESS! (update: well, mostly)

Trying to get Plone working on OpenBSD (part deux) - SUCCESS! (update: well, mostly)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Mar 14, 2018 09:55 AM

Years ago I fought with trying to get Plone to work on OpenBSD, to no avail. Recently I was able to get Plone 4.3 working on OpenBSD 6.0, but not Plone 5.0.6.. I was finally able to get Plone 5.0.7 Unified Installer working on OpenBSD 6.1!

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Trick to get New Skype for Linux working with alternate Microphone

Trick to get New Skype for Linux working with alternate Microphone

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 27, 2017 01:44 AM

It took several false starts before I finally figured this out. The new Skype for Linux (2017) is no longer a separate dedicated application, it is a Chromium web app. This version of Skype has no options for changing default microphone! But, here's the trick...

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This is what I think of PHP

This is what I think of PHP

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jun 22, 2018 08:06 AM

This Dilbert comic sums up what I think of PHP-based technologist/websites. Many years ago I had to support a lot of people that foolishly ran sites that had sadly been setup on platforms written in PHP... And I have continued to watch that insanity keep spreading. "What fools these mortals be!"..."forgive them they know not what they do!".

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OpenSuse LEAP 42.2 Worst Version of Suse Yet! (on Asus ROG)

OpenSuse LEAP 42.2 Worst Version of Suse Yet! (on Asus ROG)

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 01, 2017 01:56 PM

From a stability perspective, this has been the worst OpenSuse Release in years! I reached a point I needed to clean up some clutter on my primary laptop (running OpenSuse 13.2), so I backed up, and wiped (while retaining the windows partitions for the few video games I play with my kids), and installed OpenSuse LEAP 42.2. Here is how it went...

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