Author Archives: Brian

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Engineer. Aviator. Educator. Scientist.

Palm V Screen Calibration Broken – Solution

You’ll see various version of this complaint all over the web. I was ready to discard my Palm V due to the same problem. Then I accidentally stumbled across a solution.

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Saikat Chakrabarti Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

This is a story about a tech geek. Tired of working in Silicon Valley. Wanting to make a difference in the world. No different than me or many others.  Continuing to work at a bright computer startup didn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Puppy Linux “sfs not found” hard fix

Puppy linux has a recurring problem about not finding the sfs file during the boot process. Have you also seen the error “sfs not found. Dropping out to initial ramdisk console….” ? Here’s an out-of-band hard-fix to that problem.

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Bootstrap Tomsrtbt Linux with Netcat

In order to rebuild a bootable hard drive on an older computer, I was able to use the Tomsrtbt Linux v2.0.103. However, the 3.5″ floppy disk from 12 years ago was exhibiting read problems on some of the sectors (hex … Continue reading

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AOC, Croissants, and Minimum Wage

A few days ago, AOC tweeted “Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE. Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??”

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