This is my Blog on how I have
solved some problems in Linux and Windows to be used in
business or for
pleasure. I do not play any games, so if you are looking for
ideas on how to solve problems with playing games, then you
should look elsewhere. Most of my work is being done on
laptops using Ubuntu/Kubuntu Linux and with hardware such as a Sierra
875. Lately, I am using Windows 7.
January 5, 2013
Running DOS programs
under Windows 7 64 bit
Adding a Parallel
printer to Ubuntu 12.04
Simple Ubuntu 12.04 File Server
September 5, 2012
Think about it: Computers will allow communism to
June 25, 2012
China Mobile phones and
January 2, 2012
Make a Bootable USB
drive with Avira Rescue antivirus
your hard drives with Avira Rescue antivirus program using a bootable
USB drive makes checking all your computers for viruses easy and
October 7, 2011
Android 2.2.1 telephone
Getting and using an Android phone with USB sync of calendar and
offline GPS map.
August 22, 2011
out for Criterion Automation of Riverside California. They have delt
unethically with me in my business, by ordering and then not accepting
a custom product. I will have to scrap the whole project, because they
did not bother to call my company and let us know that they purchased
another product. After many man-weeks of work, and custom ordering
cabinets for them, they simply refused shipment. I guess I should have
looked at their web site to see that they have to tell people about
their honesty. It has been my experience, that it you have to tell some
one you are not a liar, you probably are a liar. Same for honesty and
ethics. This has never happened to me in over 30 years of business,
Windows Phone 7
July 18, 2011
My opinion of Windows Phone 7 and what it won't do.
ALK Copilot Live V8 for
Win Mobile Installation
December 24, 2010
This is notes for installing Copilot Maps on an HTC T5388 phone.
Don't buy CoPilot!!!
Massey Ferguson Tractor
Some notes about my 1975 Massey Ferguson MF-40 tractor/backhoe: A side
Boost Mobile first impressions
See what I have to say about Boost Mobile
Windows password retrieval
is a way to get your computer started after you forgot your password or
your children change it for you, in a Windows computer using a Linux
of Charlie Morrison
This is a link to my genealogy page, which is
notes on using the AT&T Mercury USB Connect on Ubuntu 9.04
Just plug it in and click 2 choices and you're on the Internet in 30
seconds. Takes 15 minutes with Windows Vista.
My notes on downgrading
to XP from Vista for a Toshiba L305-S5921 Laptop
On boot, press F2 and change the SATA drive from AHCI to Compatibility
then reboot. Let it install the compatibility drivers and
restart with the XP install CD.
Some notes on VB6
running under Vista
Error" message when trying to run a VB6 application under Windows Vista
even when just a screen with no code is run, was caused by the
|My notes on installing Feisty Linux
on a laptop
is the notes I took when I installed Kubuntu Feisty on an Acer
5100-3357 laptop. Notes include Sierra 875 Aircard and wireless.
notes on an invalid Mac address booting Kubuntu Gutsy Linux
is the notes I took when I installed Kubuntu Gutsy on the Acer
5100-3357 laptop. A bad MAC address was reported and corrected.
My notes on
Installing ShrewSoft VPN Client under Linux
These are my notes on installing the ShrewSoft VPN client on my Acer
5100-3357 laptop to connect remotely to my company server.
NOTE: Shrewsoft is now available in the Hardy
Upgrading to a TL-52 processor from an MK-36
This is my story on upgrading my laptop processor.
Gutsy 7.10 Linux reinstall and file transfers
is a "how to" describing the steps to do a clean install of Kubuntu
7.10 on an Acer 5100-3357 laptop including recovery of data from the
a windows network drive on boot using Linux Samba
is a "how to" on setting up the fstab file to automatically mount a
Windows networked server on boot, on Kubuntu Gutsy on an Acer 5100-3357
install Delorme 2006 Plus on Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) Linux and WINE
Sierra 875 Aircard
and ATT phone service
is a link to my procedure on installing Delorme 2006 Plus mapping
program under Ubuntu Hardy Linux using WINE, and yes it runs.
is a link to my possible explanation of the slowness of ATT aircard
service, but no answer as to how to make it work better.
Digi DC-ME-01T-S module
This is some history of a Digi Ethernet to serial bridge rebooting
programs with serial ports under Windows XP
Run the application under "Compatibility mode" using an earlier Windows
Use USB 1.1 USB to serial adapters: available from BestLinkNetware.
Don't use Belkin.
connect speed isn't nearly as fast as they advertise. It takes longer
to start and connect the Mercury Aircard to the ATT network than
anything else. I would guess it takes several minutes to start the
aircard manager, detect the aircard, and then get ready to connect. The
commercials are a far stretch from reality and ATT should be made to
remove the ads or to make it work as they show.
Using Linux, it
is almost as fast as ATT shows on the TV ads. Plug in the card, make
one click and
you're on the air in about 10 seconds using Ubuntu 9.04.
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