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KB3185330 Windows 7 Update failing

October 2016 security monthly quality rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 If KB3185330  is failing to install and keeps getting rolled back, chances are your machine is dual-booting Linux and uses GRUB as a bootloader. … Continue reading

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Currently installed thunderbird extensions

For a dark look install the “TT Deepdark” theme (also change the text/background in Options->Display): Also why isn’t there an ability to export/import your config, including loaded extensions?

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Love ‘Marble Madness’ but Wish It Was on Your Watch? ‘Marble Watchness’ Might Be for You | TouchArcade

Apple Watch gaming is super weird, but developers have figured out all sorts of crazy ways to sort of make these game experiences work on the small screen. Usually that’s bite-sized companion style games, not full-blown arcade style games. The … Continue reading

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I donated to @mozthunderbird today to #freetheinbox. Join me to support communication privacy. Source: | Give to Mozilla Today Seems only fair as it’s been my mail client for a long time.

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You Don’t Have to Pay $20 a Year for Solitaire and Minesweeper on Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, a solitaire game that requires you to watch 30-second-long full-screen video advertisements to keep playing. Ad-free solitaire costs $1.49 per month or $9.99 per year. That’s $20 per year if you want both ad-free solitaire … Continue reading

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Fixing “Directory /tmp/uscreens/S-username must have mode 700” on Cygwin

chgrp -R Administrators /tmp/uscreens chmod 777 /tmp/uscreens chmod 700 /tmp/uscreens/S-username From here

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Installing Apricity on a HP Spectre x360

Boot into windows, resize (shrink) windows partition with disk management tool to create space for Apricity. Download Apricity and write to USB stick. Go into BIOS (Esc+F10 at boot). Disable trusted boot. Boot off USB Stick (F9 at boot). If … Continue reading

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dual boot kodi & multi emulator system for raspberry pi

Follow Matt’s advice – this uses recalbox and NOOBS    

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A quick test from org2blog

Didn’t work until I whitelisted my IP address from the Bad Behaviour plugin however. As I like to do everything in emacs, may as well blog from it too.

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Apache Tika

Apache Tika – a content analysis toolkitThe Apache Tika™ toolkit detects and extracts metadata and text from over a thousand different file types (such as PPT, XLS, and PDF). All of these file types can be parsed through a single … Continue reading

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