CubicleNate Noodlings

Episode 13 | Kontact Solaar through a VPN

Another echo chamber podcast about my latest projects:

  • Kontact | Akonadi Reference
  • Solaar | Application for Logitech Unifying Receivers
  • Dell Inspiron 20 3048 SSD Upgrade
  • Windscribe VPN Service
  • BDLL Followup on FerenOS
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective about Word Processing

Episode 14 | LeoCAD, DeWalt and a UPS

I dusted it off, back by no demand… but the request of two.

  • LeoCAD from Design to Publication
  • DeWalt cordless Power tool platform
  • APC UPS Battery Backup Rebuild
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective

Full Show Notes:

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I love me a good noodling. Great show @CubicleNate. Thanks for putting it out!

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Another Noodling, only because I enjoy doing them, and I have 3 fans of them. Thoughts on KDE Plasma 5.19, Partition Manager, openSUSE Tumbleweed on an HP Zbook and a BADaptor.


Assuming your count is otherwise accurate, you’ve actually had four fans of them for a couple of months now. I’ve enjoyed hearing about your exploits very much. :smile:

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Noted, 4 fans, I am good with that!

My 16th noodling, now presented in Technicolor is available for you to download or just take a listen.

Topics include:

  • Amiga 1200 replacement case and keyboard
  • Video Content now on LBRY (too)
  • openSUSE Leap 15.2 Virtual Installation Party
  • openSUSE Documentation Update
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective on Storage Devices

My 17th noodling of technical musings | Designing, Replacing and Configuring

  • Fusion 360 Architectural Design
  • MechBoard64
  • Zoom Meeting Largue UI Elements Fix
  • Tuxedo Pulse 15
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective

Listened to 17 today and, as always, enjoyed it. Thank you. May I have another?

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Yes, you may. I have much of my next one set, believe it or not! :smiley:

I don’t know why, but I love these noodlings. Maybe because they are of reasonable length or because I’m often interested in your adventures reusing older hardware like I do on a daily basis, but I love these shows.

Speaking of which, I’m thinking of re purposing an old tower that I got from a relative, not sure of the AMD chip on the board, I need to look into this some more, but it has one dimm of DDR3 Ram that I believe is 3 GB, which I have never seen before, have you?
It has an open dimm slot so I could add another stick of RAM. It has a ton of open bays, and I have lots of 2.5 spinning rust drives from 320GB-1TB. It has two open SATA ports on the motherboard, but only one extra SATA power connector. If I get some power spliters, a SATA PCI-e card, mounting brackets to go from 3.5" to 2.5", could put at least 6 more disks into the tower.

My ultimate plan for the box mentioned is set it up as a Debian server with btfs controlling a RAID configuration of the extra drives and using it as a learning experience for network attached storage, backups, and administering docker containers.

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I might disappoint you as it includes some new hardare…

I think your project sounds fantastic! Though, when you say older with DDR3 my head spins a bit as I still find the speeds of DDR2 pretty phenominal but… I have to realize it is not 2008 anymore!

I think this would make a great system to learn any Linux+server applications. Debian is great for this, but if I am being my normal biased self… I think you might know what you should do with that BTRFS system!

Good luck with that fun stuff!

18 Noodlings strong | Hardware is for the terminal

  • Ultrawide Upgrade Challenges
  • Tmux Desktop setup and interaction
  • Turn off Monitor using CLI
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective on Printers
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Episode 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

  • BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440
  • AntiMicro
  • AMD Sever / Workstation CPU Downgrade
  • OBS NDI Plugin on openSUSE
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective on Fifth Generation Computers (1984)


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Noodlings | No Linux for 10 Days

The 20th cookie sized podcast, but not one of those oatmeal raisin type of cookies, more like something with chocolate chips.

  • Element | Matrix Chat Client
  • Amiga Fast File System
  • VisualBoy Advance
  • No Linux for 10 days
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective on Super Computers (1984)
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Do you happen to have a podcast feed somewhere for these? Just curious.

I sure do!

Thank you sir! Added and appreciated. :slight_smile:

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You are very welcome! Thanks for listening!

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Episode 21 | Inspiration is Around You

  • Modern Computer in a Commodore 64 Shell
  • WTTR Weatehr forecast in the terminal
  • Rickroll in the terminal
  • BDLL Followup
  • openSUSE Corner
  • Computer History Retrospective on Speach Synthesis (1984)