Category Archives: Computers and Technology

Gnome (3.10+) Extension – Add User and Host name to panel

With the new version of Gnome comes a need for a new way to display the User@Host names in the panel.  Gnome 3.10 has changed their drop-down user menu, so the old extension no longer works.  Right now, this just … Continue reading

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Gnome Shell Extension – Add Hostname to Username

This is a fairly simple extension.  It adds the hostname to your username in the top right corner of the gnome 3 panel. Download Extension  extension.js: const GLib = imports.gi.GLib; try { userMenuName = imports.ui.main.panel.statusArea[‘userMenu’] } catch(TypeError) { userMenuName = … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 install failed – UEFI BIOS

If you have purchased or built a new computer in the last few years, you might be aware of the switch from traditional BIOS software to UEFI.  What you might not be aware of is that this can cause your … Continue reading

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How to build a cheap, reliable desktop computer for every day use.

For a tech nerd, it is hard to beat the excitement of bringing home a brand new shiny computer. That is except for maybe building one yourself. Some people question why even bother building computer yourself. What could possibly make … Continue reading

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Gnome Extensions (extensions.gnome.org) shows says Gnome3 is not up to date

If you experience the above error message on extensions.gnome.org saying that you’re using an outdated version of gnome, try this: In a terminal, type firefox -P. This will force it to open the profile chooser. Create a new profile, select … Continue reading

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Fixing Gnome3 extensions after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.10 and Gnome 3.6

The latest version of Ubuntu, 12.10 – Quantal Quetzal, is here and as (what seems to be) always you will likely have some issues after upgrading. One of the first issues that is going to jump out at you is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) – Clicking sound from speakers

With a recent kernel update (to linux-image-3.2.0.26), I suddenly found my speakers clicking almost every second.  It was a small clicking noise, but a big annoyance. In a Google search, I found several answers to this problem, all pointing to … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10

The latest version of Ubuntu is out.  Time to fix it up a little. This assumes a clean install of 12.04. Basics The first thing to do is to fix your software sources. Press the “Super Key” (a.k.a. the Windows … Continue reading

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How to fix Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 (How to live with Gnome3 / Gnome-shell)

I often find myself looking forward to April and October, because these are the months when Ubuntu releases their latest updates for my favorite operating system. But, with my most recent upgrade I found myself thrown into the world of … Continue reading

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The top Android apps that you shouldn’t live without.

Below is my list of Android apps that every phone should have (in my humble opinion).  Some of these might require root access. ADW.Launcher (AnderWeb) Extremely customizable launcher replacement.  This gives you back the control of your Android phone that … Continue reading

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