Found my mainframe DVD

Restless night, so up at 3:30AM and finally found my Mainframe DVD that I had been looking for but wasn’t looking for it at that hour, which also had my COBOL, ASSEMBLER, REXX and JCL job streams and importantly, my mainframe Log file. It was really nice to see that Log file. It confirmed that […]

2FA for GitHub

Enabled 2FA for GitHub on Android Phone…FreeOTP app. Enabling 2FA caused me problems doing a git clone on the command line! The solution was to generate a “Personal access token (PAT)”. I selected “read:packages” on “Generate Token” which didn’t work! Googling didn’t help various solutions said to… use PAT for username & <ENTER>for password. use […]

Slow Progress

Trying to complete the LPI Linux Essentials Certification course @ Linux Academy but finding it very hard due to my mom’s (and my biggest cheer leader) declining health condition.

failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)

Attempted to apply a large Manjaro update (190+ packages) by… sudo pacman -SyuBut got (after many other messages)… (193/193) checking for file conflicts [################################################] 100% error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/init.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/client.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem firewalld: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/firewall/pycache/dbus_utils.cpython-38.pyc exists in filesystem and so on… Errors occurred, no packages were […]

Linux Academy Certificates of Completion

I’ve received a few Linux Academy Certificates of Completion without my name. So I reached out to them with the following email. “I have recently observed some people displaying their Linux Academy “Certificate of Completion” on LinkedIn. I noticed the “Presented To” has their name printed below that and above the “Student” on the certificate. […]

Mouse double clicks

I don’t know what happened but…knock on wood, I don’t seem to be having the unexpected mouse double clicks, that I have recently been having a problem with lately. It was especially annoying when using Thunderbird as I mentioned. However it wasn’t a Thunderbird only problem.