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You can just see the top of Denali from the top of the maintained Mt. Healy Overlook Trail that sets off from the Murie Science Center, at Denali NP. (2018-12-01)


netctl configuration for eduroam at University of Alaska, Fairbanks (2019-01-05):

  Description='eduroam'
  Interface=wlp3s0
  Connection=wireless
  IP=dhcp
  ESSID=eduroam
  Security=wpa-configsection
  WPAConfigSection=(
    'ssid="eduroam"'
    'scan_ssid=1'
    'key_mgmt=WPA-EAP'
    'eap=PEAP'
    'identity="foobar@alaska.edu"'
    'password="xxxxxxxx"'
  )

The new Linux kernel 5.0+ causes intermittent, temporary GPU freezes (or hangs) for up to 5 seconds, on my Lenovo ThinkPad x270, running Openbox & Xorg on Arch Linux. I couldn’t find any online posts about this. I’ve since downgraded to kernel 4.20 and all is fine. Not sure when I’ll try to upgrade the kernel again... (2019-06-03)


In skypeforlinux, you can activate the developer/debug mode with Ctrl + Shift + Alt + D.


Using an (old) USB Apple SuperDrive on Linux. Thanks to this post. Wake the drive up with:

  sg_raw /dev/sr0 EA 00 00 00 00 00 01

Use eject to eject the disk.