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Wordpress Versus Plone 5

You may have seen my various postings about the decline of Plone sine 5.x. A recent solicitation email prompted a revival of our disappointment and real issues and challenges we're dealing with as we try to find a platform to migrate to from Plone 5.x.

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Django-cms on CentOS 7

Since we are trying to drop Plone and evaluate moving to Django we are evaluating various options. Centos needs extra steps to be able to install Django and Django-cms and to use it. here are some notes as guidance and reminder.

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Neverwinter Nights and Cent OS 7 64 bit

Neverwinter Nights Diamond, and more recently Enhanced Edition have been compatible with Linux since 2002. However Cent OS has some issues trying to install and run. This page lists some of the issues.

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centos decrypt luks "feature only available with HAL" trinity

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 :-(

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

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

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

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Discord on CentOS 7

Quick notes on install Discord on CentOS7

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Apache OFBiz on OpenBSD

Apache OFBiz on OpenBSD

Notes on installing Apache's OFBiz on OpenBSD.

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ELGG Notes

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

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

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)!

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?

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

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

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

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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Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 7

Install Jitsi Meet on CentOS 7

Notes about getting Jitsi Meet working on CentOS 7.

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Washington State Worst Web Form Coding Ever!

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

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

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Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates

Can't start Libreoffice in Parrot OS after updates

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

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

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

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

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?

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)

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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