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Transitioning to Odoo 13

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 20, 2020 09:56 PM

So, at long last I think we have found a complete replacement for Plone. It breaks my heart that the Plone developer community has fallen apart so badly, but it has been too many years of pain since the Plone 5.x approach has continued down a path that is too far off track from previous versions and typical open source. We are migrating to Odoo 13 Community Edition.

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Facerig Error on Startup: vcomp100.dll not found

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Jan 08, 2020 06:15 PM

Just freshly purchased and installed Facerig on Windows 10 computer, but can't start it up. Tried full reboots, uninstall, reboot, install fresh Facerig, still same error. here is the easy fix...

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NWN Linux Dedicated Server Running Maintaining and Updating

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 27, 2020 08:07 PM

Notes for running dedicated and persistent world Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition linux dedicated server.

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Q4os Linux on Dell 2 in 1 XPS

Q4os Linux on Dell 2 in 1 XPS

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Feb 20, 2020 10:54 AM

Since Cent OS 7 was never able to fully support my hardware, and Cent OS 8 doesn't support any of the software I need (see the previous postings), I had to drop CentOS from laptop use. After some research I'm trying out Q4os to see if it can address both the hardware and software requirements. Here are notes on the process...

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Cent OS 8 Linux on Dell XPS 2-in-1

Cent OS 8 Linux on Dell XPS 2-in-1

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 09, 2019 10:09 PM

Recently "upgraded" from Cent OS 7 on my Dell XPS 2 in 1 to Cent OS 8. This has a slew of challenges and differences from similar efforts with other distros. This page will be a capture of my notes.

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Wordpress Versus Plone 5

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Dec 05, 2019 09:09 AM

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

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 12, 2019 01:57 AM

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

by Hawke Robinson — last modified Nov 07, 2019 09:14 PM

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

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 Jan 20, 2020 09:30 PM

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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