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I'm old school and take notes on *paper* using a stripped down version of #BulletJournal-ing. I've always used the disposable #Bic pencils with 0.7mm lead. I've tried other pencils but even the nice ones never felt quite right.
Well the other day I saw a video on the Pentel Graphgear 1000. They come in multiple sizes, but I stuck with the 0.7mm. It's such a great #pencil. I love the feed mechanism and retraction mechanism, it's a nice weight, and the finger knurling is well done, too.
At $10 it's a relatively inexpensive bit of luxury for someone who uses a pencil all the time.
After much tinkering over the years, I consider star screws to be the best available for the vast majority of needs. They allow for more force to be applied to drive them in and out, and they greatly reduce the chance of cam out (which increases their life span and is less irritating).
"The Application Mode feature is available in all Chromium-based browsers, including Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and the Brave Browser. It can generate realistic-looking login screens that are hard to differentiate from a legitimate login prompt."
I am getting a few customers who are having their Windows computers taken over and password locked.
So far, I have been able to unlock the machines with various Windows exploits to clear Windows passwords or remove the lock by reverting to a Windows registry backup. There are various ways the computer can be locked.
However, the problem of these computers being remote controlled again remains. One of the computers, I did a "Computer Cleanup" service on, got it back to the customer. Was fine for a few days, then a lock screen appeared. This was an abandoned feature of Windows that could be set in the Registry. So I reverted to a saved backup of the registry. That worked. But the problem of the obvious remote control exploit was still there. That registry setting had to be changed somehow and the customer certainly didn't do it.
I kept digging and found the #Supremo remote software, similar in function to #TeamViewer. It was not listed in the "Add and Remove Programs" list. I also could not remove the Supremo files from "Program Files" until I had stopped and disabled the Windows Service for it that was running.
This is just one reason to be very happy about your decision to use #Linux or #BSD instead of Windows. I expect to continue to see these kinds of exploits in Windows. They are targeting elderly people.
Building a custom computer with my youngest son.
The most important criteria for him is that it is red in color.
No problem. I can do that.
I found a used case with a red front and partial clear side window. We'll be customizing and upgrading it together.
We'll start with a Gigabyte FM2 motherboard with A4-4000 series processor with Radeon HD graphics (cpu is an APU).
We'll start him off on base specs and then upgrade to a better graphics card, cpu and memory as time goes on to help him get a feel for what each of those components does.
He'll have #LinuxMint and we'll find a red and black theme for it.
We have a red Logitech M185 mouse that may work (yet to be tested).
Right now we have a Logitech keyboard also with the Unify connector so it can use the same receiver as the mouse.
However, I am hoping to find a mechanical keyboard that I think I have somewhere that would fit his theme well. It is a CoolerMaster cmStorm Quick Fire Rapid mechanical gaming keyboard with optional red WASD keycaps. I think he'd really like that.
Thanks to people's protests (and because developers weren't ready yet), #Google #Chrome is delaying the deprecation of #ManifestV2 as part of their transition to #ManifestV3. Slow down--don't call this a win, but at least we now have extra time to prepare.
Before, the cutoff for regular users was January 2023. That has been delayed to June 2023, when all Manifest v2 extensions will be changed from Public to Unlisted in the Chrome Web Store. The enterprise cutoff used to be June 2023. That is now January 2024, when all Manifest v2 extensions will be removed from the Chrome Web Store.
Google will be running experiments in Chrome 112 in the Canary, Dev and Beta channels on disabling Manifest v2 in January 2023, and in Chrome 115 in all channels, including Stable, in June 2023. Expect then that your Manifest v2 extensions like uBlock Origin will stop working, and Enterprise users will have until January 2024 to run those extensions, when Google will finally kill Manifest v2, remove all the remaining extensions from the store, and remove any references to Manifest v2 in the Chromium source code.
You can learn more by reading the article below:
You may also read Google's official release about the delay of Manifest v2's deprecation:
I finally saw a wooly worm yesterday. I have been trying to convince myself it was not gonna be a brutal winter despite seeing many other signs to the contrary. Yesterday's sighting put the kibosh on that delusion. It was nearly completely black. One tiny splash of orange about 1/4 of the way thru.
One of the many other signs are these acorns. These are the biggest I have ever seen and there are hundreds of thousands of them.
Maybe i should collect these in case we need to make acorn flour? 🤔
If animal burps and farts are going to turn us all into crispy critters, why didn't it? 500 years ago, the world had more pounds of animals (including humans) than it does today. North America produced far more pounds of flesh 500 years ago than it does today. Some 200 million beavers consumed more vegetable material than all the humans. Bison numbered 100-200 million. Passenger pigeons in flocks big enough to blot out the sun for three days flew overhead.
It is very similar in specs to the Dell Chromebook 11 models I have been using, code name CANDY.
My "go to" distro on these machines has been #Devuan, which has worked well.
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