Unlike most people, I still have a local library of music on my computer, and I don’t like streaming music over 3G/LTE because it uses precious data! Therefore I wanted to find a way to create playlists on my computer and put them on my phone. Unfortunately It wasn’t as straight forward as I hoped, manually copying and pasting music between devices was cumbersome and not idea. Until I found doubleTwist!
So here is my workflow :
- Install doubleTwist Sync on your Windows computer!
- Create a smart playlist in iTunes that aggregates all songs with 5 stars
- Inside doubleTwist ONLY sync this playlist to your phone.
Now whenever you want to add new songs to your Android device, go to itunes, 5 star any new songs you want to add, sync with doubleTwist!
Google is great, but with a few tips it can be awesome!! These are the tips I found most helpful to memorize.
- Ignore Spelling (google will correct you)
- Only unique, descriptive keywords
- Use quotes for exact match
- Case insensitive
- Ignore Special Characters
- Wont be in the search: @#%^*()=\
- Omit common words
- a, the i
- Put them in quotes if they are important: “a”, “the”, “i”
I tried installing Arduino IDE from the repo’s through apt-get but realialized that the Arduino Yun was not listed. So I google some more and eventually installed the newest IDE and arduino Yun was finally listed.
- Download Arduino IDE (file ending in .tar.xz)
- Extract the folder containing the files
- IMPORTANT: Move the folder containing the Arduino IDE files into the directory you want it to reside
- The installer will rely on this being the location of the Arduino IDE
- In a terminal, cd into the directory containing the Arduino IDE
- Run the command $ sudo ./install
Note: When you run ./install, sometimes desktop shortcut will be created but you wont be the owner (It will show up with an X and a lock) in that case run $sudo chown <username> ~/Desktop/Arduino-IDE.desktop
I could not find any tutorials on how to disassemble this keyboard so I thought I’d take pics along the way to disassembling mine. I also decided to make it wired (still with the dongle!!) because I realized that if you lose the dongle, there is no way to replace it and you need to spend another $70 on a new keyboard !!! So I decided to hide it in the body of the keyboard, and that way I will never risk losing it!
This is a list of my most used shortcuts and tweaks for the different operating systems, they can save you a lot of time and make your workflow much faster through the day.
Show/Hide Program Windows
- macOS ==> F3 (Expose Key)
- Linux Gnome ==> command Key
- Windows 10 ==> command + Tab
- macOS ==> option + cmd + power == > lock Screen
- Linux ==> command + L
- Windows 7/10 ==> command + L
- macOS ==> cmd + F3 (Expose)
- Linux Gnome ==> command + D
- Windows 10 ==> command + D
Copy or Move Dragged Icon
- macOS==> Click and drag an icon, hold option/alt before releasing
- Linux ==> Click and drag an icon, hold ctrl before releasing
I got a startech 5.25 hot swap bay for my computer (Windows 7 on an MSI Z87-G41), hot swap wouldnt actually work. Saw that there was a new Intel® Rapid Storage Technology driver for my motherboard and decided to install it. Unfortunately I got the error “The following application requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology” even though I had .NET 4.7 installed. After a while or looking I came across a post that helped me fix the problem.
This is a list of things I had to do to get Ubuntu Gnome ready to use to my liking.
- Enable 1600×900 resolution
- Install Chrome
- Install chrome-gnome-shell
- Disable top left hot corner
- Disable Screen Shield Extension when lock is disabled
- Tweek Tool
- Desktop: Enable Icons on Desktop
- Top Bar: Show Date on Top bar
- Appearance: Disable Animations
- Windows: Enable Minimize/Maximize
- Install Spotify
- Install Spotify-AdKiller
- Install KeepassX –> Software Center
- Install Dash to Dock
- Install Player Indicator
- Media Keys on Top Bar
- Install and setup OpenVPN
- Install and configure network-manager-openvpn-gnome
- Configure openVPN
I had a friend’s mac stop booting so he told me to backup his mac. These are the steps I took to copy the files from the hard drive, reinstall OS X and restore the files
What you’ll need:
- External HDD
- Flash Drive 2GB
- Mac that wont boot up
Update 5/20/2017: After spending many hours getting Qubes to work just right, and even upgrading from 8GB to 16GB, it stopped booting (error below). I thought it was the hard drive so I bought a Crucial MX300 and lo and behold it happened again after a few hours of setting it up, so I said screw this and installed ubuntu Gnome. I think its a really cool idea, and takes a bit of time to get your head wrapped around how it works and how to use it, but it is too unstable for daily driver. What it presents is a very safe environment and easy to compartmentalize different working environments, but I don’t like the feeling of uncertainty that any update will kill the whole thing.
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I wanted to try using Qubes OS for its security and compartmentalization. The problem was that I could not even get it to install :/
Problem: Error below when trying to install
[ 0.000000] efi: EFI_MEMMAP is not enabled.
[ 0.000000] esrt: ESRT header is not in the memory map.
[ 5.901147] dracut-pre-trigger: cat: /tmp/dd_disk: no such file or directory
- Update RUFUS to latest version 3.14 as of this post.
- Select DD image onto USB drive
No trying to install, you will get the error above still but it will continue with the installer in EFI mode.
This post directly references using the DD flag :
Common UEFI Errors – https://www.qubes-os.org/doc/uefi-troubleshooting/