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Gmail - Terribly Slow Response - Work-around

Sometimes I get epically slow response from GMail. I'm running GMail in a Chrome tab on a late model Macbook. Sometimes it takes 15 seconds to echo a keystroke or to respond to a mouse click.

Learning R - Painful R Learnings

I'm learning programming/analysis with R. Here are a few things I've learned that were more painful than necessary.

Reconfigure Ubuntu (Linux) Keyboard for Dvorak

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

When Nothing Else Unzips a Zip File

brew install p7zip

unzip using the command: 7za x

Lastpass Search by Password

Lastpass does not search in passwords. If you have a password and you don't know which site it goes with, what can you do?

Export your Lastpass data to a CSV file and search the CSV file.

Don't forget to secure-delete the file when you're finished.

Sublime Text Hints

  • To pretty-print HTML, use
    • Once installed, select Tools >> Command Palette, and type "htmlprettify"

Unable to Acccess OneNote

I started OneNote this morning and received, "OneNote can't start. This might be because there's not enough free disk space or because we don't have permission to write to files in your user settings folder. If you're out of disk space, please try to free some up. Otherwise, contact your system administrator."

It turns out that I used to have Admin rights on this PC and they were revoked overnight. OneNote created a C:\Tmp\OneNoteRuntimeCache folder which I was unable to access without my Admin rights. I couldn't even take ownership of the folder and grant myself rights.

Alternatives to LastPass

LastPass Alternatives

I'm not entirely happy with the Logmein purchase of Lastpass. I'm looking at alternatives.

I need passwords on my laptop, my employer's laptop, and my cell phone. I'd like access

to them when I use a web browser elsewhere, but I could refer to my cell phone data.

I need sync across platforms. I need 2 factor authentication (2FA).

Set up Edimax AC600 WiFi Dongle to Auto-connect to VMware Guest on a Windows Host

Automatically connect EDIMAX AC 600 USB WiFi to VMware Player guest:

Do this with VMware shut down!

MacBook Pro Retina Locks Up Until Mouse Plugged In

a.k.a. MacBook Pro Retina locks up internal keyboard and touchpad

Every now and then, my MacBook Pro Retina locks up the keyboard and the touchpad. Plugging in a mouse and clicking somewhere recovers it. This is reportedly due to Android File Transfer, which I do use. I removed AFT from my auto-started applications and killed it.

If this doesn't fix it, I'm going to add a mouse jiggler to my carry kit. (USB device that moves a mouse a few pixels every few seconds to defeat screen saver.) Small and and easy to use recovery device.


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