Sketch of the Day Theme: baby

It was supposed to be a cyberpunk baby, but mutated into a rather disturbing frankenbaby.

Sketch of the Day Theme: baby

Fri, 06 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: ninja

a rather silly, uninspired sketch. Nin-ja (nin is scouser for nanna) is a Liverpudlian drinking game loosely based on the ouija board. results will vary.

Sketch of the Day Theme: ninja

Thu, 05 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Dive

Continuum from yesterday. Kraxn diving out from a kraxn that is being attacked by a kraken.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Dive

Wed, 04 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Antique

My name kraxn (kraxen) is Viennese dialect for an antique vehicle (think jalopy, junker or rattletrap). If you do a search google will recommend that you change your query to kraken instead.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Antique

Tue, 03 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Cooking

Careful, the handle is hot. Earth about 7.6 billion years from now.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Cooking

Sun, 01 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Popcorn

Gryllus frustrum, native to Papua New Guinea, is known for its yellow, asymmetrical, chitinous outgrowths. Better known as the popcorn cricket, it unfortunately does have the same flavour as its namesake snack.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Popcorn

Sun, 01 December, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Reflect

Die Narzissenfische und die Spiegelquallen.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Reflect

Fri, 29 November, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Yoga

Naturebot love nature. pencil.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Yoga

Thu, 28 November, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Care

Despite his reputation for having a devil-may-care attitude, Satan was often crippled by anxiety.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Care

Thu, 28 November, 2019

Changing BIOS on LG Gram Laptops : Pheonix SecureCore Technology Setup

I am running a dual boot system of [Windows 10 and Linux Mint on my LG Gram Laptop][1], part of my obstacle was that the BIOS from LG threw me off course a bit. Here are some tips to help you with LG Gram Specific BIOS menus. Specifically I had 2 issues: I couldn’t find the ‘Disable Secure Boot’ option and I couldn’t boot up from a USB device. Hopefully this will help!

First Step: Press F2 for BIOS Setup when your LG Gram Laptop Boots up.

Second Step: Make sure that UEFI Boot is enable (if it is not already), its on the advanced tab:

Third Step: Go to the Security Tab, and highlight the “Secure Boot Option” you’ll see a little white arrow in front if its select. Hit enter to get more options. This is where it got me – I didn’t know there were further options here.

Fourth Step: In the menu now, disable secure boot.

Fifth Step: This is where I had trouble with initially recognising my USB: I moved the boot order of all but USB-LAN to the top to get it to work (I originally just had “USB – CD” on top. Here is the order I am running by boot set up, this should solve alot of USB booting issues:

  1. USB HDD
  2. USB FDD
  3. USB CD
  4. ubuntu <- Linux Mint
  5. Windows Boot Manager <- Windows 10

Finally a couple of things that may also help:

Rufus Bootable USB for Linux Mint. After trying several different pen drive options, this is the one that worked for me. It didn’t on the first run though, but when selecting the ISO it gave me [the choice to select][2] “Write in ISO image mode (recommended) and “write in DD image mode”, when I tried in DD mode, the image worked!

Upgrading RAM – I found this video on [upgrading RAM on LG Gram][3] very helpful, don’t let the fact that its in Korean through you off, its not spoken, it is show.

Wed, 27 November, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Hut

It start off as wordplay between the German words Hut and Hütte, but later morphed into the B-52’s love shack.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Hut

Wed, 27 November, 2019

Sketch of the Day Theme: Ivy

This is the swamp thing on an IV drip of ivy.

Sketch of the Day Theme: Ivy

Mon, 25 November, 2019

Virtualmin Email Setup Hints and Tips

I’ve recently worked on setting up virtualmin email accounts as an alternative to setting up my own mail server. Because I manage a few sites, I’ve decided to go use this instead of setting up an individual server such as mail-in-a-box. For the record, I think Mail in a Box is a great idea, just not what I needed.

Why set up your own mail if gmail or other free providers offer gigabytes of free stuff? Its because your email data is on their cloud, not your your hands. ###instructions:###

  1. Create Virtual virtual server: – under enable options do not tick Setup DNS zone? if you are running a Bind connection (I had this ticked and nothing would work) and also Setup IP-based virtual FTP? (which documentation says: You almost certainly don’t need this, even if you think maybe you do) – Note if you are using 3rd mail service like Google apps or tutanota, do NOT click on the mail option.
  2. Install Scripts: Install roundcube in the ‘roundcube’ directory (not top level/root) as this will conflict the website installed there.
  3. Ensure you have all your DNS records in order – these are shown at Server configuration -> suggested dns records. Don’t forget the MX, TXT records in in your hosting/admin panenl.
  4. Server Configuration -> SSL Certificates and generate a Let’s Encrtypt cert for example.com, www.example, mail.example.com (there may be others listed in addition to www and mail, just leave them if they do not cause errors)
  5. Set up a user, Edit User -> Add User to this server. Email only permissions are fine.
  6. See if domain has propagated yet: https://dnschecker.org/, if not, give it time.
  7. If ready, use your email/pass to login, and test your emails at example.com/roundcube. If they are not working check https://dnschecker.org/ again.
  8. for dkim, visit this. https://www.esecurityplanet.com/applications/how-to-set-up-implement-dmarc-email-security.html and add txt record.
  9. for dmarc, visit this: https://mxtoolbox.com/DMARCRecordGenerator.aspx
  10. use this for problems: https://mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx<txp:image id=“354” />

Please note, these are quick crib notes that I use of where to go, you’ll have to fill in any missing gaps!

Virtualmin Email Setup Hints and Tips

Mon, 25 November, 2019

Black Angel (1980 short film) - Where’s the bagel?

Black Angel – a cult film from the 80’s has some hilarious subtitles on youtube. “Where’s the Maiden” get’s translated “Where’s the bagel?” Here is the link, just put the captions on: Black Angel Captions<txp:image id=“353” />

Black Angel (1980 short film) - Where

Mon, 25 November, 2019

Package phpmyadmin is not available, but is referred to by another package

Package phpmyadmin is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

If you’ve come across this, some research shows: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1184802/phpmyadmin-has-no-installation-candidate :

Currently there’s no phpmyadmin package in the Ubuntu 19.10 repositories. As you may know, Ubuntu is based on Debian. The person who used to build Debian packages of phpMyAdmin doesn’t have the time for it anymore, so there are no current phpmyadmin packages for Debian. And without current packages for Debian, (at least in this case) there are no current packages for Ubuntu.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1184416/problem-installing-phpmyadmin-on-ubuntu-19-10

4 I am a member of the packaging team and we are doing our best to get back phpMyAdmin in the Debian buster repository ASAP (buster-backports), this will update Ubuntu afterwards. You can use our PPA: “https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/phpmyadmin/+bug/1837775/comments/7

Which will finally take you here to the work around: https://launchpad.net/~phpmyadmin/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

Sun, 24 November, 2019
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