Issue: Attempting to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 generates Failed to Fetch errors and the process aborts. The cause is custom PPA (Personal Package Archives) sources that are used for some software, in my case FMPEG. Solution: Check your sources.list or […]
Threaded email on iOS 10 is kinda shady. So I thought I’d give Outlook a try – very nice save one thing, contacts… Issue: Exchange contacts are only available within Outlook on iOS – they’re not available to the iOS […]
Issue: Several Lenovo laptop models have had issues returning from sleep, suspend or hibernation mode. An affected laptop may be fine one day but wont power on the next. In this state the Power LED indicator light may do nothing […]
You know how no one knows how to take a screenshot? Windows Key + Shift + S = screenshot heaven! You’re welcome!
Gallery of Architectural Photography – updated randomly and often… Monadnock – Chicago – Wikipedia page | Architecture Gallery here
Issue: The default Windows 10 lock screen uses Windows Spotlight which streams a feed of excellent photography but… also displays Microsoft Store offerings, messages and may display ads. If this annoys you follow these steps to disable Windows Spotlight and […]
Issue: Windows 10 Update KB3194496 makes it to 75-100% complete then fails with the following message “We couldn’t complete the updates Undoing Changes”. Error message in event log: “Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x800F0922: […]
Desktop or laptop – you put your computer into sleep mode but return to find the computer wide awake. It may be after just one minute, one two or ten hours. Is it the cat, a ghost? Nope, just Windows and […]
Had a little updating to do for my 2014 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye – air the tires, check the oil and of course update the firmware. In this case updating the radio for improved performance and new features. It’s pretty […]
Trip to Wasatch Lake – Wasatch Lake – gallery
A fan in my sons 2yr old Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro was making very loud grinding noises. We dissembled to check for dust and clogged vents but no dice, sounded like the bearings were going out. Next step was to replace the […]
Amazing story that you must read first, makes the video below off the charts Cyclingnews.com – Iljo Keisse: From tragedies to triumph A man who has over come so much is asked to over come yet one last hurdle after returning from […]
Paris Roubaix – the Monument, the classic – THE one day race all riders love and fear. 250km with 70km of roman cobblestones. Long, hard, fast, dangerous, luck and skill plus power. Who has it for the greatest one day […]
Have you upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 or are in the Windows Insider program and are running low on disk space? If so you may have noticed the Windows.old folder weighing in at about 20gbs and you may have tried […]
Post Pop Depression Tour – Live at The Chicago Theater 4.6.2016 A little blood on Bassist Matt Sweeney by the end – happened on the prior song Come Live With Me when Josh Homme tagged him while they were both […]
Death Trap from Hawkwind’s 1979 release P.X.R.5. – recorded 1977-78. Full on Punk here and it rocks – Devo Prog.
Did you know that you want to magically open the Notification Center? yeah, me too. Windows Key + A = you’ve been notified! You’re welcome!
Issue: Drupal, WordPress, any PHP based Website or Cron jobs stop working after your web host upgrades from PHP 4.x to 5.x. In my case the issue was random as some sites and Cron jobs on the same host broke but […]
Dreamweaver has excellent automated code cleanup functions that handle just about anything based on your code formatting preferences but it does not handle empty lines. To do so you need to use regular expressions. Related reading: Dreamweaver Using regular expressions – […]
The Thematic Theme uses Superfish to manage multi-level drop-down menus. Overall this works very well but the default Superfish menu speed of “normal” is far to slow for my liking. Slow enough I feel people will miss the drops downs […]
And… Koken is dead again. Sometime in 2018/19? See update here: How to Export Albums from Koken to a new system When my favorite photo gallery software Gallery closed up shop after 14 years I was faced with the decision to migrate […]
Pretty Sure this is rock n roll Pond – Midnight Mass (Live on KEXP)
To run windows you have to explore! Windows Key + E = badda boom there is yo direc-tory-tree! You’re welcome!
http://KEXP.ORG presents The Donkeys performing “Ride The Black Wave” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 29, 2014. The Donkeys – Website
Best viewed full screen with the volume up! From Nations Number 1 Beast
As the number of devices and bandwidth needs in my household increased so to did the frequency of reboots and number of issues for my Netgear N600 router. The router had served us well but wasn’t keeping up with my Comcast […]
WHISKEY ACRES -From Seed to Spirit- from Whiskey Acres Distilling Company on Vimeo.
The Birth of the Bicycle http://mashable.com/2015/08/29/evolution-of-bicycles/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link
The Jam – Start The Jam – News Of The World (1978) The Jam – Eton Rifles The Jam – Bill Hunt The Jam – Butterfly Collector
Issue – After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Groove Music fails to list any music despite being correctly pointed at the default Music location where my 10,529 songs and 1,401 artists reside. I removed and re-added the default locations […]
GoPro Rides the Tour De France
My iPhone had an interesting issue after upgrading to iOS8 … Infinite virtual disks!? Unfortunately it was but an illusion, all gone after restarting the phone.
Kashmir – Louisville Leopard Percussionists
Strava Feed – Sometimes there’s activity –
I don’t pretend I know how to play, but I do have fun. We hang, we drink, we play. Songs are live improv, lyrics are developed on the fly, jamming is long, sometimes magic happens, sometimes not. The Flying EP – […]
My photo website’s excellent software Gallery had gone end of life with no support. I used the opportunity to explore new photo gallery software, Koken, and move from shared hosting to my first VPS – Virtual Private Server. VPS is like going […]
Are you suffering from notification overload? It can be a bit confusing as to where to change or disable notifications on iOS devices. “Notifications” would be the logical place to manage notifications and it does work, sometimes. Sounds is where […]
Cortana is awesome until you know, there’s weather. And then you’re getting weather alerts from Cortana and your weather app (Blue Skies for me). Here’s how to disable the alerts. Disable Weather Alerts in Cortana – Windows Phone 8.1 Open Cortana Tap […]
I recently cloned Windows 8 with apps and data from a 500gb 5400RPM Hybrid disk to a 500gb SSD using “Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0“. The process went smoothly – install Paragon’s software and connect the new SSD with a USB to […]
When you first connect a Windows Phone an Explorer window will open to the phones folders and files. You’ll also be prompted to install Phone App for Desktop. After installing Phone App for Desktop management of options moves from AutoPlay […]
After an update on 12/22/2014 OneDrive started magically importing photos and videos from my iPhone (my Windows Phone is managed by Phone App for Desktop). Microsoft refers to the process as “Auto Save”. This is the second OneDrive update in a row where the […]
New Photo site ->
Adrian Belew was playing in bar & cover bands going seemingly nowhere and hitting thirty. Then Frank Zappa’s limo driver was asked for a live music destination in Nashville. They were covering the stones when Frank tuned in, stayed and made […]
This is my house – Nokia 1020 Windows Phone, iPhone 5, Moto X Android whatever version. The Moto-X is badass, Windows 8 on Nokia kinda cool and iPhone is awesome as always (but getting boring?!).
The Issue – When using Windows Remote Desktop client the remote screen turns black right after login and you have no control. The issue can affect workstations and servers, laptops or desktops and happens in Windows 7 through Windows 10 […]
Adaptive keyboard sounds cool right? It does make for a very clean, uncluttered and easy to use keyboard. But it also makes accessing some functions harder, more time consuming and without knowing the special commands you’d be forgiven for thinking several common keyboard […]
In case I’m not the only one who had trouble figuring out how to create a Database Model from an existing Database using MySQL WorkBench. Database – MySQL Database Tool – MySQL WorkBench v 6.1 Documentation – Database Modeling using […]
Pics from two quick two night trips to New Orleans. I’d never visited, now twice in month for the NCTM and IRA conferences at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. One over a weekend that had me missing my daughters return from School and […]