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Welcome to CubicleNate's Techpad of likely less than useful information to most people... unless you like things Linux, vintage computing or the obscure. 

My primary focus will be on Linux, or specifically openSUSE Linux and getting work or fun done with it. I enjoy re-purposing yesterdays "modern" hardware and make it relevant once again. Linux extends the service life of a lot of the hardware that is so often discarded before its time.

I am currently running openSUSE Leap 42.2 on my primary machine. It is amazingly rock solid. This is a testament to the great job of the openSUSE community of developers. It not only 17% more available packages but also lower memory usage and a lighter weight feel on KDE.

I recommend a Base Application Set for all openSUSE Linux installations. These are bits of software that openSUSE will not include automatically for some silly legal reasons.

Comments, constructive or not, are welcome. I do try other distributions from time to time but I have no intention on switching to anything else.


For now, I am still building content into this site so most things are in a draft state. If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact me.



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20170102

Latest Blatherings

  • Crazy Awesome KDE Plasma Desktop Bluetooth Audio on openSUSE I often hear complains of Bluetooth on Linux and how it just doesn't work well. I scratch my head as I just don't understand the problem because I just cannot relate at all. Bluetooth in Linux has been a breeze! I don't know if it is universally this easy with KDE Plasma or the way openSUSE packages it all together but of any Bluetooth enabled device I have ever used, KDE Plasma on openSUSE does it right.Adding the audio device in KDE is as easy as it is on an Android phone and more stable than my Chromebook. I have this CoolVox Kitchen Sound System as a part of my Whirlpool 5-Door refrigerator in my ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2017, 3:49 PM by Nathan Wolf
  • Syncthing on openSUSE As part of my quest for my illusion of freedom, I have been looking for an alternative to Dropbox and Google Drive to backing up and synchronizing the bulk of my data between machines. I am a user of Dropbox and Google Drive via Insync, that won't change for many of my needs. I still have a need to share data easily with other individuals.  I also decided to stand up a replacement primary openSUSE machine to replace my nearly 10 year old Dell Latitude D630. I have done all that I can do to make this thing as fast as possible but it is time to change its role to a home-station only machine.  I want to ...
    Posted Apr 19, 2017, 6:34 AM by Nathan Wolf
  • Gateway NE56R41u openSUSE Install My efforts to spread the good news of Linux continues with this somewhat basic but capable Gateway laptop. The name is a little odd and not very memorable: This is the NE56R41u… sounds awesome… It seems that not everyone can have naming creativity.Admittedly, in my hasty search on the web for other individual Linux install experiences, I didn’t see much positive. I expected there to be some fiddling around with the machine in order to install openSUSE Linux on the Gateway computer.This is the second laptop I have converted for this particular family. The first one went so well for them, they asked if I could fix up their other broken PC. It is rather encouraging to ...
    Posted Feb 15, 2017, 5:16 PM by Nathan Wolf
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