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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  • Tethering on KDE Plasma Desktop Tethering is a fairly common practice using a mobile phone data access to some other device like a laptop or tablet. It is very straight forward to on an Android phone, merely "flipping a switch" in the network settings. I'm sure it is similar on other like devices. Did you know it is possible to tether from KDE Plasma Desktop 5 to another device? It is indeed true and you have several tethering options depending on your hardware.This feature is not unique to openSUSE but this was done on openSUSE Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma version 5.10.3. This should work on any KDE Plasma 5 installation. Why on Earth did you need to do this?I have ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2017, 6:34 PM by Nathan Wolf
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed on Acer Aspire E15 From time to time, I will get a request for help with someone with their computer problems. Most of the time it is to fix a Windows issue but I don't do Windows. A coworker brought me his laptop and asked for Linux to be installed on it. He expressed his dislike for Windows 10 and all the background nonsense with advertising going on.Normally, I would set someone up with Leap, but seeing as how I work with the guy, I thought I would see how installing Tumbleweed would go for him. I have had such a good experience with Tumbleweed, I wanted to see how it would work for a Linux newbie. I realize there was a ...
    Posted Jul 11, 2017, 7:03 AM by Nathan Wolf
  • KDE Plasma 5 Regional Settings Format Makes Me Happy Again Since my move from Windows to Linux, KDE has been my preferred desktop environment. I remember switching between Gnome and KDE for a while until I determined that KDE was for me (what I really wanted was Amiga Workbench). KDE's strength has always been its flexibility and ease of customization. I value options which is why I value KDE.The transition from KDE 3.x to KDE 4.x was somewhat painful for me as for a while, many of the options that I became used to disappeared but later returned. Through the change, I never lost my ability to adjust how I wanted information displayed to me.With KDE 5.x I was no longer able to properly ...
    Posted Jul 2, 2017, 4:49 PM by Nathan Wolf
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