Using a Sun Type 7 USB keyboard in KDE

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 09/07/2020 - 18:47

If you look around, everyone make it complicated. It isn't.

* Settings > Hardware > Keyboard
Select the correct keyboard modal, then on the Layouts tab add a new one for your language, layout, and select the 'type 7' variant.
Move it to the top of the list so it's default.
Enable nothing in the 3rd Advanced tab

* Reboot - you should find the volume and power keys work


Monitoring TP-Link Powerline speeds on a TL-WPA8630P

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 12/29/2019 - 10:37

Firstly, you'll need to use your web browser's network debug panel to intercept a login request to the access points web GUI.
You'll want to find the 'Basic admin' cookie.

That done, just replace both 'x.y.z.w' with your devices IP address, and put the key in 'PUT YOUR KEY HERE'.

The script requires the standard 'curl' command, and also the 'jq' command to understand the output. If you don't have them. they'll be in your standard repositories.

How to become smoke free: My journey, trials, failures and successes - Part 4 - My past trying to stop

Submitted by Wheezy on Sat, 07/16/2016 - 15:40

So I thought this time I'd share with you how I've tried to stop in the past..... I'm going to try and not go on for pages and pages as I've made many attempts to stop with many different things, I may well miss one I've tried previously so as I remember them I'll pop them into the comments.

How to become smoke free: My journey, trials, failures and successes - Part 3 - misinterpretation

Submitted by Wheezy on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 16:13

There is definitely a knack to getting across the message you want people to take away and apparently, it isn't one I have!

Today I had 2 meetings almost back to back, so whilst I was waiting for the extra people to arrive for the second one I made the comment "I'll just nip outside."

There were 3 people there who immediately said "But I thought you were quitting."

How to become smoke free: My journey, trials, failures and successes - Part 2 - My motivation

Submitted by Wheezy on Mon, 07/11/2016 - 16:15

Everybody who is anybody, whether they've never smoked or smoked and stopped always start with the same "advice" what's your motivation for stopping?

Well I think for many of us, this is actually and acutely hard question to answer..... Why?

Well, here's 4 reasons

1 - We know it's not healthy but that hasn't helped us stop, in fact if you are like me the more you are reminded about that the more you smoke!

How to become smoke free: My journey, trials, failures and successes - Part 1 - JFDI

Submitted by Wheezy on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 17:14

So yesterday I posted "How to become smoke free: My journey, trials, failures and successes - An introduction" (…) which I shared on Facebook. Immediately the first comment I received was a negative support comment - what do I mean by that?

Well the "It's easy to give up step 1 - say I'm giving up! step 2- stop smoking! so JFDI"

Root Sony Z3 compact with Lolipop (Android 5.1)

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 12:18

This keeps all your data and most settings intact, so you can use your phone as you do it (though it will spend a lot of time 'optimizing apps') or stop and go out :-)
You don't need to unlock the boot loader, so the camera quality stays awesome, and you get all the bundled apps, along with the Google ones.

Use the built in update app to go from 4.4 to 5.

Then use the settings, about, update menu to update to 5.1 latest.

Install Kingroot (I used 4.8) and let it root your phone.

Raspbian and media keys

Submitted by Falken on Sun, 03/06/2016 - 18:49

Just got a Raspberry Pi3 and a bluetooth keyboard and annoyed that the media keys for doing things like change the column don't work ?
Just add these to ~/.config/openbox/lxde-pi-rc.xml after all the other <keybind> before the </keyboard>

Heart of noise : first two tracks mini review

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 08:16

After a brief fight with the website, I got my advance copied of the first two tracks as part of the physical 'fan box'

Any complaints from the first part of the album that it wasn't Jarre enough with all the collaborations can be instantly dismissed.
This is him on top knob twiddling form, albeit sounding very digital.

Part one is a slow epic wide Bladerunner style piece. Goes well with the bleak snowy weather I have at the moment.

Part two speeds it up a little and underlies the melody with heavier bass beats. I think we have the making of a classic here.