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The iPhone is defective by design.

The iPhone is defective by design.

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 09:07 PM

"Our Advice about the iPhone is simple: it's defective by design. It deprives you of your freedom. Nobody should buy it. Nobody should write software for it." --FSF

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The State of 4G in Spokane in 2011, T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 05:19 PM

It looks unlikely that 4G will have much coverage in Spokane in 2011 for Verizon customers. T-mobile users have some spotty 4G coverage, that will hopefully improve.

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Plone export, import, and bulk import of zexp files

Plone export, import, and bulk import of zexp files

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:50 PM

The general consensus in trying to use zexp to export and import between different versions of Plone, is that "It's not just "not recommended" -- it doesn't work. Period." -SteveM #plone IRC. However, they are wrong, in very specific circumstances...

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Making Ploneboard 2.2 run with Plone 4.1

Making Ploneboard 2.2 run with Plone 4.1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:45 PM

Ploneboard 2.2 now installs on Plone 4.1 using buildout, but then the cluster won't start, causing plenty of disconnects/connects errors in client1, client2, and zeoserver log files. However, this simple hack to one line of the Ploneboard eggs code will get it working....

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Gold Text in Gimp

Gold Text in Gimp

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:31 PM

How to make golden text with Gimp. Original older version (2002) Thanks to Simon Budig. I updated for use with Gimp 2.6.8 on Suse linux 11.3.

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The State of 4G in Spokane in 2011

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Oct 09, 2015 11:28 PM

T-mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint. It looks unlikely that 4G will have much coverage in Spokane in 2011 for Verizon customers. T-mobile users have some spotty 4G coverage, that will hopefully improve.

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Install, Setup, and Configure Ampache on OpenSuse 11.4

Install, Setup, and Configure Ampache on OpenSuse 11.4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:29 PM

Since the few sites I could find for setting up Ampache on Suse 11 did not exactly fit setup on 11.4, I am posting some of the differences here, to help others.

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Debunking the Linux 1% market share myth?

Debunking the Linux 1% market share myth?

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:26 PM

This article by Caitlin Martin on the Oreilly website is a little old, September 2010, but not too ancient. But I was just chatting with Dell they officially abandoned sales of Linux systems, ALL of them, in the middle of 2010. What a strange contrast in information. Anyhow, though not definitive, she does makes some excellent points that Linux market share is more likely 8-10% at least, and backs it up with some reasonaable explanations and reports. A worthy read for Linux critics and supporters...

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Ebook Readers Track Detailed Reading Habits and Location Information

Ebook Readers Track Detailed Reading Habits and Location Information

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:23 PM

Not a surprise for those in the tech and security sectors, but many non-techies thinking of an eBook reader might not realize just how invasive these devices are in monitoring in significant detail your reading habits and locations.

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Pigin OpenSuse 11 Community Repositories

Pigin OpenSuse 11 Community Repositories

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:21 PM

Pidgin has been complaining a lot lately when trying to connect, that it is very out of date under OpenSuse 11.3f, even though I have most of the community repos enabled.

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OpenSuse Information Security Repository

OpenSuse Information Security Repository

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:48 PM

In preparation for my demonstrations at the upcoming Spokane 2600 meeting, I found that Suse was missing a LOT of standard security/penetration testing tools in the repositories. Fortunately there is a specialized repo that helps somewhat...

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Tech Talk With Hawke Website Moving

Tech Talk With Hawke Website Moving

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Sep 10, 2015 04:42 PM

Over time I have accumulated far too many domains. I am attempting to cut back (again). So I will be letting the various hawketechtalk.com and related domains expire rather than renewing. I have had all along the same site running at http://techtalk.hawkenterprising.com. So update your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly.

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Ploneboard with Plone 4

Ploneboard with Plone 4

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 13, 2015 11:42 AM

Ploneboard is not yet officially supported under Plone 4, however if you install the latest SVN version of Ploneboard under Plone 4.01, it can be made to work, there's just a few tricks to doing so...

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