Receiving an “If you have to evacuate” email from Senator Skinner made me consider more seriously “What if there is an earthquake or wildfire? After all it’s 2020!” Since I’m not traveling due to COVID, I took my Osprey travel backpack and my eBag carry-on and filled them with necessary items. Below is a list […]
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tl;dr: Type sudo apt-get install followed by the name of one of these apps to install it: gedit, rar, libreoffice-common, vlc browser-plugin-vlc, mplayer, audacity, inkscape, youtube-dl, gparted, id3v2, lame, regexxer, gnome-do, udisks, terminator, arora For example, to install Inkscape type: $ sudo apt-get install inkscape Before you go crazy installing apps In case you missed my last blog post, the first thing you need to do is […]
There are a couple things I didn’t read anywhere on the internets about selling a car on Craigslist. Here they are… If you are a member of AAA, they can handle the transaction at a local office, free of charge. They offer the same services as a DMV without the lines! The pink slip is […]
If you end up dropping someone off at or near the airport, it’s beneficial to go to the TNC lot and wait for a rider. Here are some things you need to know. First, the app will tell you that you need to leave the airport to receive rides. Head to the designated TNC lot […]
If you want to start driving for Uber and/or Lyft, here are a few tips. First, go to their website and sign up. IMPORTANT: When you sign up, use an invite code. When you do, you will get a BIG bonus. Here are invite codes for Uber and Lyft: Uber: ANNEMARIEW14 Lyft: ANNEMARIE869065 It takes […]
I just got back from spending one and a half months in Bali and Australia. I lived out of my Osprey Farpoint 40 liter backpack and loved loved loved it (after I managed to figure out a system for packing it)!!! Below is what I brought and how I packed it. There are a couple […]
A client just got diagnosed with breast cancer. She is purchasing a new bed for the room she will be moving in. Before she does, she wanted to make sure the room was energetically okay and that the bed wouldn’t be on a noxious zone. This is the bedroom she is going to stay in […]
Clients of mine just bought a 4-bedroom, single-family home and hired me to assess it for geopathic stress zones. They are planning to gut the inside but wanted to know what I felt before signing off on the architect’s plans. One of their main concerns was the bedroom. They want to find a good place for the bed […]
You just installed Xubuntu / Ubuntu / Linux on your machine. Now what? The most important thing is to update your system via the apt-get update command in your shell. The reason is that you need to keep your system up to date with the latest packages. I’m going to explain how to do this using Xubuntu […]
The DVD I had to install Xubuntu wasn’t working. So I was forced to learn how to create a bootable thumb drive. Honestly, I avoided learning this forever because I thought it was going to be complicated. It’s not! Now, while I explain how to create a bootable thumb drive / USB for Xubuntu, these steps can be […]
- Disaster Hack: Prepping Your To-Go Kit for an Earthquake or Fire
- Apps You’ll Want to Install on Linux/Ubuntu/Xubuntu
- Craigslist Hack: Selling a car on Craigslist
- Rideshare Driver Hacks: Picking up Uber/Lyft riders at the airport
- Rideshare Driver Hacks: Read this before signing up to be a driver for Uber or Lyft – Get a bonus and more
- Travel Hacks: Osprey Farpoint 40L to Bali & Australia: What to bring and how to pack your Farpoint40
- Building Evaluations: Assessing a bedroom for a cancer patient before surgery (case study)
- Building Evaluations: Assessing a newly purchased home (case study)
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