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My Materials Available for Download

I have worked up a few spreadsheets and other items to share with others. I have been listing these for download at other sites. But I have seen several of those download sites disappear — leaving readers of my blog … Continue reading

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Using Thunderbird to Convert Web-Based Emails to Separate EML Files with Descriptive Filenames

I had some emails in Hotmail. I wanted to download them to Thunderbird, and then I wanted to export them from Thunderbird to individual EML files, one email message per file. I wanted the EMLs to have descriptive filenames, like … Continue reading

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Performance Comparison: ProtonVPN Free vs. Surfshark Paid

Summary Many sources recommended using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for security and privacy. Sources also often said that free VPNs were inferior to paid ones. This post provides the results of a comparison of ProtonVPN’s free service against Surfshark’s … Continue reading

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Installing and Configuring an OSBoxes Ubuntu 21.04 Virtual Machine

As discussed in another post, I was exploring the possibility of converting a Linux virtual machine (VM) to a physical installation (a/k/a V2P). For that effort, instead of installing my own Linux installation from scratch, I decided to experiment using … Continue reading

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Getting Global Weather Data into Excel: Sources and Tools

I was comparing weather at various locations around the world. To assist in that comparison, I wanted to download the necessary weather data, and view and manipulate that data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. This post provides notes on how … Continue reading

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Obtaining and Restoring Windows 7 Drivers

I had just finished installing 32-bit Windows 7 Home Basic on an old Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop. An earlier post seemed to confirm my recollection of no significant problem with drivers, in my previous Win7 installations on this laptop — … Continue reading

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Trying Microsoft’s Canned Downloadable Windows 10 VM

I was exploring virtual machines (VMs) that would run Windows 10. Against a separate post describing how I created a Win10 VM from a physical Win10 installation (commonly known as P2V), I wanted to compare one of the preconfigured Win10 … Continue reading

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A Test Run of the Qubes 4.0 Operating System

As part of an exploration of security in Windows 10, I came around to the possibility of enhancing security with the aid of virtual machines (VMs) that might use Linux; and it didn’t take long in that realm to encounter … Continue reading

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Installing Google Earth in a Linux Mint 18 x64 Virtual Machine

As described in another post, I was installing programs in a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) running Linux Mint MATE (LMM) 18. Google Earth (GE) was not cooperating. This post describes the steps I took to troubleshoot it. The Recap at the end provides … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Tradition Updated: Paying for Freeware

Four years ago on Thanksgiving, I decided to start paying for, or contributing to, the freeware I was using. This post reviews that project and commences an updated version thereof. The original concept was simple enough. It was Thanksgiving; I … Continue reading

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Overview: Using Wget to Create an Integrated Readable Offline Copy of Multiple (Mostly WordPress) Blogs

In a previous post, I worked through various difficulties, toward the goal of producing a readable offline copy of selected websites. This post presents a simplified and refined (and in some instances perhaps corrected) version of that previous post’s contents. Objectives First, … Continue reading

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Using Wget to Make an Integrated Readable Offline Copy of Multiple WordPress Blogs

Background In a previous post, I investigated tools that would give me a readable offline copy of a WordPress blog.  This would not be a backup intended to preserve the blog, in case I needed to restore it to WordPress … Continue reading

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Configuring Wget to Make a Readable Offline Copy of a WordPress.com Blog

Overview This post reports on a long and detailed investigation of Wget, a command-line program that could be used to download a readable offline copy of a WordPress blog.  The discussion begins with an explanation of the purpose and meaning … Continue reading

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Configuring WinHTTrack to Back Up a Blog

A look at ways of backing up and copying blogs and websites led to several tools and techniques.  WinHTTrack was one of those tools.  I did not fully understand its settings, but I did think it could be useful for … Continue reading

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