Author Archives: Jake

Through 41

Finished Lesson 41 of Saxon’s Algebra 1 today yesterday (this didn’t post last night for some reason). Easily the furthest I’ve gotten in a math book in 5 years.

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Saxon Algebra 1: 21 Lessons In

After a mighty struggle to figure out which math book I ought to start with, I decided to take the high road by going for the lower-level math book first: Saxon Algebra 1. I’m pretty sure I completed this entire … Continue reading

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Back here again

I temporarily had an actual dedicated URL of my full name.com, but I decided not to renew it. So I’m posting here again. I may try to get my old posts all consolidated here. We’ll see.

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Download mode without power button on S4

I could not find directions for this online, so after I figured it out, I figured I’d post it here so it’s somewhere when someone else runs into this issue. I don’t have a power button on my S4. It … Continue reading

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Back to Windows?

I might be going back to Windows. I’m just getting sick of Linux. There are a few things I like: resumes from hibernate faster, it isn’t Windows. OK, so really that basically means there’s one thing I like. Everything else … Continue reading

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Back to Xfce

So, I’m back to Xfce on Fedora 20 and I’m staying put for now. Gnome has its advantages, and I could probably make it work, but I simply don’t have time to figure out all of its quirks right now. … Continue reading

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White Text on Black Background == ACK!

This should be illegal. That is all.

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Gnome 3

So, I’m trying to really try Gnome 3. There are a few problems: 1. Heat. It’s definitely hotter than Xfce. 2. Fonts. Some fonts, like on my blog, for instance, are fuzzy. I got most of them fixed, but some … Continue reading

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Printing on Linux — Wow.

That’s a good “wow,” by the way. My wife’s computer has kicked the bucket, apparently, so when she needed to print something this morning I inwardly groaned. I figured it’d be an arduous task to set up printing on Linux … Continue reading

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Installing LibreOffice

So, um, I googled this and found no easy instructions for installing LibreOffice. The only instructions I found looked arduous. I don’t like 37-command-line-commands to get a popular program installed. So, I took a guess and it worked: sudo yum … Continue reading

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