Category Archives: Computers and Hardware

7 Handy Chromebook keyboard shortcuts

I love to use keyboard shortcuts to speed up my everyday workflow.  Chromebooks have many of the same shortcuts as Windows and Mac (copy, cut, paste, print etc), but here are some that are OS specific. Show Chrome OS version … Continue reading

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Mac scripts and Chromebook tips – hiding Mac applet

I’ve been thinking about adding some posts on here with tech tips.  Here’s a taste of what I’m thinking. You’re all done creating a nice little applet for Mac OS, maybe using Apple’s built-in Script Editor.  Now you want it … Continue reading

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Lubuntu – two finger right click emulation

I use Mac OS X all day at work, and Linux at home.  One thing I have come to miss was being able to use two fingers to click and have it come up as a right click.  Now I … Continue reading

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Lubuntu – ignore power button press

There is only one thing that has irked me about my ASUS VivoBook, and it isn’t the laptop’s fault.  When I go to hit the “delete” key, it is right next to the power button.  The reason this matters is … Continue reading

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Load Arduino / avr bootloader using Raspberry Pi

This is more notes for me than anything else, but maybe someone else interested in using a Pi to program their Arduino would be interested. It can be done: https://learn.adafruit.com/ftdi-friend/programming-the-arduino-bootloader https://learn.adafruit.com/program-an-avr-or-arduino-using-raspberry-pi-gpio-pins/programming https://oxygene.sk/2015/02/using-raspberry-pi-as-an-arduino-avr-programmer/ https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/raspberry-gpio/gpio-pinout https://learn.adafruit.com/introducing-pro-trinket/pinouts https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_ProTrinket_Bootloader sudo avrdude -p atmega328p -C … Continue reading

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