Getting Spotify to Work on Ubuntu-based Linux in 2021

This was a trick One of the few online services for which I pay is Spotify. I enjoy the uninterrupted music, the podcasts, etc. And since I spend 95% of my time using Linux, I want it to work on Linux. I read a number of posts before I finally got the damned thing to …


Acronis ext4 fix

So numerous editions of Acronis purport to support imaging a drive formatted in ext4, but, often when you attempt to image such a partition you receive a message that “Some partitions contain errors and can only be imaged sector by sector…..” etc. I ran into this, recently, using Acronis 2018 to image a partition formatted …


Fixing Kodi exit problem on Linux

Install IIS 6 and PHP/MYSQL on Server 2003

This page = Not Ready for Prime Time This is a set of notes I made to myself a few years ago when I simply wanted to see how IIS (and, ultimately, Exchange) worked, or, did not work. Prior to this experiment I’d always used Linux as a server. When I wrote this page I …


Exchange 2010 Basic Install

To Get Started Add role – Active Directory Lightweight Services Add feature – Windows Process Activation Service Add feature – PowerShell Enable TCP Port SharingWhen you install Windows Server 2008, the default setup disables a service that is needed by Exchange. You will need to enable this service. At the Server Manager screen – expand …


Using fsck to check and repair Linux filesystems

No matter how well you take care of your computer, sometimes, it will just crash and you often have to pull off the plug to restart the computer. When such crashes happen, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make …


Two tools to create bootable USB sticks

Here are two, free software programs for creating bootable USB sticks on Windows. I can’t even recall their names….. DOWNLOAD


Migraines….

Migraines Migraines, which result from changes in brain blood flow, can produce severe headaches as well as disturbing visual experiences. They affect about ten percent of the general population. There are several different kinds of migraines, two of which can produce colour vision deficiencies or distortions: migraine headache with visual prodrome and ophthalmic migraine. In …


EPA’s Wood-Burning Stove Ban Has Chilling Consequences For Many Rural People

It seems that even wood isn’t green or renewable enough anymore.  The EPA has recently banned the production and sale of 80 percent of America’s current wood-burning stoves, the oldest heating method known to mankind and mainstay of rural homes and many of our nation’s poorest residents. The agency’s stringent one-size-fits-all rules apply equally to …


7z on Linux

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that 7zip is available for Centos and other Linux distributions. And it works just as it does on Windows. On Redhat-style distros you can get 7zip for Linux with the following: yum -y install p7zip It seems to me that I had to link /usr/bin/7za to /usr/local/bin7za (ln -s …