Frank's Web Notes A stream of blog posts and web page links written by Frank McPherson Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:11:23 GMT Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:11:24 GMT en-us Fargo v1.71 @frankm frank.mcpherson <p>I am no longer actively adding content to this site. Please join me over here: Let's Be Frank</p> Thu, 25 May 2017 14:15:46 GMT <p>One server I could SSH into, found the file system in read-only mode, and was able to reboot. Two servers I cannot SSH in to and don't respond to commands from the panel.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:13:53 GMT <p>More fun with CloudAtCost. Servers down and panel not working to reboot them.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:11:47 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Hands-on: Using CrossOver Android to run Windows apps on a Chromebook.</a></p> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:07:00 GMT <p>I've enabled Wi-Fi assistant on my <a href="">Nexus 6P</a> and have seen it kick in a couple of times. I wish it would automatically connect me at Starbucks.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:38:01 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">How to Use Android’s Wi-Fi Assistant to Keep Your Phone Safe on Public Networks.</a></p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:37:55 GMT <p>Pence says that he never considered dropping off the Republican Presidential ticket. I think the appropriate questions are, why not? And, why is the line of which Trump cannot cross? All my life the Republican party and it's religious right cohort have been the values and morality police. Even last night Trump mostly tried to make the claim that Hillary client's values disqualify her to be President. What I am waiting to see is Republicans holding themselves, and particularly their Presidential nominee to those same values. </p> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:14:03 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Why Are We So Obsessed With Teaching Kids Cursive Handwriting?</a></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:31:46 GMT <p>It is now easier to install Docker on a Raspberry Pi because the correct files are part of the "standard" Docker install process for Linux. Up until now installing Docker has been more difficult because of the ARM chips that is in the Raspberry Pi. </p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:57:24 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Get Started with Docker 1.12 on Raspberry Pi.</a></p> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:57:15 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Official Google Blog: Say hello to Google Allo: a smarter messaging app.</a></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:43:17 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">The Most Important Book I Read This Summer</a> "The book, 'The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism,' chronicles a period of great instability in Europe, centering on the rise of the massive political movement totalitarianism, and two individuals whose marks on history would be profound and horrific."</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:51:57 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a> "After the nation’s biggest banks utterly burned down Americans’ trust and faith by wrecking the economy in 2008, you’d imagine that Wells Fargo and other large institutions would be working overtime to earn it back." Of course, the solution is less regulation and let the "market" regulate itself. </p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:19:40 GMT <p><a href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=pockethits&amp;_r=1" target="_blank">What Should You Choose: Time or Money? - The New York Times.</a></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:13:11 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">The fall update</a>, which they call “ginormous” brings a lot of new but familiar things to the game, including 2 new chapters, some new pigs to go up against, new hats to wear, and more daily challenges, in case flinging birds at bricks and swines isn’t enough of a challenge.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:11:40 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Here's my question:</a> what will happen to the simple, lovely intimacy of sharing a pair of earbuds with your crush?</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 13:09:32 GMT <p>Here are <a href="" target="_blank">my notes of the 2016 Apple iPhone Event.</a></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 21:16:45 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Google will announce Pixel phones, 4K Chromecast, Google Home, Daydream VR viewer on October 4th.</a> Of course Google will release a 5K Chromecast, I just bought a new Chromecast for my new 4K Samsung TV!</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:11:31 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">These are Lenovo’s mesmerizing new Yoga products</a> Looks appealing, but I prefer writing directly on the screen, not on a side panel.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:33:29 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Google is giving up on its plans for a modular phone - Recode</a> I never understood how a modular smartphone would be appealing. Modularity may make sense for manufacturing, but not for consumers.</p> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:31:14 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Evleaks says that the first three quarterly Android Nougat releases are 7.1, 7.1.1, and 7.1.2.</a></p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 18:19:49 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">5 hidden Android Nougat features you should be using.</a> The alarm override feature of time events is great, but there is still an issue with event alarms. The problem is that with event rules, there is no option to turn off Do Not Disturb, when means you have to remember to turn such events off. </p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:34:03 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Nurse helps develop new pancreatic cancer app.</a></p> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:22:55 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Android adopting regular maintenance schedule, first Nougat release w/ dev preview this fall.</a> Might Google stop providing "full" version upgrades in favor of regular quarterly updates along the lines of other operating systems?</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:23:23 GMT <p><a href="" target="_blank">Ars Technica Android 7.0 Nougat</a> Once again Ars Technica has the best review of Android.</p> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:57:37 GMT