Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu

I just downloaded the Parity Ethereum node, and it’s an old fashioned terminal-based program. Here’s how to make a launcher for it so it’ll integrate with the GNOME desktop. It should also work with KDE, but I haven’t tried it. Continue reading Adding Desktop Application Icons for Terminal-based Programs in GNOME Linux and Ubuntu

Wrote a Short Book on Decluttering, also Sold the Mobo and Bought a Power Supply for the Old Computer

I wrote a short book on decluttering, under my other persona. Decluttering with Craigslist by declutter69. It’s free on December 13, 14, 16, 17. I also have a blog.
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Crashing Computer: Recovering from Disaster Recovery Plans

A couple weeks ago, I rebuilt my old computer with a new motherboard purchased for disaster recovery in case my original mobo died, but had some problems with crashing. The problems seemed to be related to RAM. Some configurations crashed pretty quickly, and often, and other ones were pretty stable, but nothing was as stable as the system I was hoping to retire. Continue reading Crashing Computer: Recovering from Disaster Recovery Plans