Putting VirtualBox To Work

Mint and Ubuntu Server on OS X

What is VirtualBox? The simplest description of VirtualBox is that it is software that allows you to run another operating system (OS X, Unix, Linux, Windows, and others) in a “window”on your computer. This “window” becomes, in almost every aspect, another computer, and is commonly called a Virtual Machine (or VM). Depending upon how the… Continue reading Putting VirtualBox To Work

Find Available Repositories for Ubuntu

While doing research for an article, I stumbled upon a one-stop-shop for Ubuntu repositories. Quite a find, a website that has an “Ubuntu Sources List Generator” (You can find the website HERE).  Basically, in the first two drop-down boxes, “click” your country, and your Ubuntu operating system (Precise, Trusty, Wily, or Xenial).  Next, from an… Continue reading Find Available Repositories for Ubuntu

Fix Apt Cannot Update Ubuntu Repositories

Cannot Access Ubuntu Repositories Last week, I tried to update the program repositories on my Ubuntu Server operating system (version 16.04).  Here is the results from my “apt-get update” command: From the graphic above showing the terminal’s output to my “apt-get update” command, you can see the repository URL’s are not being resolved, nothing is… Continue reading Fix Apt Cannot Update Ubuntu Repositories

Install Linux On VirtualBox With Mac Host

Why use a virtual machine? There are many reasons to use a virtual computer, to name a few:  Software development (configure, and see how software runs on different OS’s), secure LAN networking and/or web surfing, experimenting with different OS’s, keep using legacy software, or reuse or re-purpose old hardware.   My reasons fall into the later… Continue reading Install Linux On VirtualBox With Mac Host

Firefox – Keep Yahoo From Hijacking Google

Yahoo Is Hijacking Google…. After my latest Firefox update (47.0), I began a search for some material for an upcoming article.  Instead of Google doing the search, Yahoo was now working in its place.  I got out of Firefox, and reloaded it, same thing:  Yahoo had become my default browser.  A trip to Firefox’s preferences,… Continue reading Firefox – Keep Yahoo From Hijacking Google

Duplicate Photo Cleaner for iPhoto – Review

The Problem: I discovered the “Duplicate Photo Cleaner for iPhoto” out of necessity. I keep a master collection of all my photos on my server. Photos from my cameras are collected there, and then imported into iPhoto on each of my local Macs. I do this to protect my “original” photos from any errant issues… Continue reading Duplicate Photo Cleaner for iPhoto – Review

Increase Speed and Security of CloudFlare using Sunny WordPress Plugin

What Is A Content Delivery Network? If you are already using a content delivery network, you know there is a good decrease in page load times for your users. CloudFlare is the content delivery network of choice for LarryTalksTech. There are both Free and Pro versions of CloudFlare. LarryTalksTech uses the Free version. For those… Continue reading Increase Speed and Security of CloudFlare using Sunny WordPress Plugin

Ideal Sizes For Sharing Images On Social Media Networks

If you are sharing images on social media networks, you’ll want your images to appear as you intended, and not cropped to fit a space-mandated format.  Use these dimensions when you design and upload your images to individual social media networks: Facebook                           1200X628 Twitter                                1024X512 LinkedIn                               800X600 Google                                 800X1200 Pinterest                              735X1102 Instagram                          1080X1080 For… Continue reading Ideal Sizes For Sharing Images On Social Media Networks

Using A Virtual Private Network With Your Local Network

Who knew???

Three months ago, I added the use of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to my arsenal of online protection (Click the article’s title here to learn more about VPN’s:  Virtual Private Network – Why And How To Use One).  As with most security applications, the more secure your system, the less convenient some of the… Continue reading Using A Virtual Private Network With Your Local Network