How to Perk Up Your Sluggish Nexus 7 Tablet – Wipe the Cache Partition

My Nexus 7 tablet is about three years old. Like a good Google disciple, I’ve been diligently updating my Nexus 7 whenever a new system update came along. My little tablet worked fine running Android 4.4 (KitKat). Then around the end of 2014 Google pushed out Android 5 (Lollipop). I was really excited at first. However, after a very short time I realized things had changed drastically on my Nexus 7. I had to reboot almost everyday just to get it to do anything. My tablet was very sluggish…almost unuseable. I hate the new email client too. So the result is, I have not been using my Nexus 7, which has me shopping for a new Samsung table (that’s another story). Continue reading “How to Perk Up Your Sluggish Nexus 7 Tablet – Wipe the Cache Partition”

How to Create a Hyperlink in Word or Outlook to a File or Folder on a Shared Drive

Have you ever been working on a document or email and needed to include a hyperlink to a file or folder on a shared drive on a file server? This seems to be happening more and more. Continue reading “How to Create a Hyperlink in Word or Outlook to a File or Folder on a Shared Drive

How To Uninstall, Disable, and Remove NetworkManager from RHEL6 and CentOS6

The default install of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6 and CentOS6) automatically includes the NetworkManager service which was optional in previous versions. The purpose for NetworkManager is to make RHEL6 more portable which is great for a notebook computer or perhaps a desktop. Portability is not a major concern for a server. Usually servers are fairly fixed and configuration of network settings is done statically using manual tools. NetworkManager also does not support many advanced networking features like IP forwarding. Continue reading “How To Uninstall, Disable, and Remove NetworkManager from RHEL6 and CentOS6

How To Install Netbeans with JDK Bundle and Sublime-Text in CentOS6 and RHEL6

Several students in our PHP/mySQL class have asked about installing Netbeans IDE and/or Sublime-Text editor in their CentOS6 virtual servers. After researching the installation instructions for these programs, I determined that there was no one place that explained what our students were looking for.  Therefore, I am going to provide an installation guide here. Continue reading “How To Install Netbeans with JDK Bundle and Sublime-Text in CentOS6 and RHEL6

Digital Atomic Wall/Desk Clock with Thermometer from Walgreens

I am a bit OCD when it comes to time. I always have clocks around me. I especially like atomic clocks that synchronize with www.time.gov in Boulder, Colorado.

Back in 2003, our local Walgreens ran a special on atomic clocks for about $20.00 each. At that time atomic clocks were not as easy to find as they are now (just research them on amazon.com and see how many come up). I ended up buying two of these clocks – Model #701070 Item #C17D1775. Continue reading “Digital Atomic Wall/Desk Clock with Thermometer from Walgreens”