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My Car history

by Hawke — last modified Jul 25, 2021 07:11 PM

Top Gear and Grant Tour likes to ask people what their "car history" is, and though I'm nobofy, thought I'd just capture that here, since I have had a somewhat interesting (albeit "poor man") varied history of driving and car ownership.

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Struggling to dual boot install Q4OS Centaurus alongside Windows 10 on Dell XPS 15 9575 2in1

Struggling to dual boot install Q4OS Centaurus alongside Windows 10 on Dell XPS 15 9575 2in1

by Hawke — last modified Apr 22, 2021 12:39 AM

I have been using the previous version of q4os for about a year, very happily on my Dell XPS 15 2-in-1. I started having issues and found the the Samsung 970EVO was failing, so backed up everything, and with a hardware cloning device copied to a fresh matching SSD. The Windows side booted right up, but I couldn't get q4os to boot. This was last week. I have since completely wiped all the q4os partitions, etc. in frustration, and have been trying to get just a basic dual-boot install working. The install runs fine, but on boot I get the grub> prompt. Try as I might, I cannot get the grub setup to work on this system. I am logging my battle to get this working here, in the hopes that it may help others in the future.

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How to stop this slow death spiral?

How to stop this slow death spiral?

by Hawke — last modified Apr 17, 2021 09:20 AM

I am by nature hyperactive. I have been involved with martial arts since I was 4 years old (1974). But successive injuries and lung damage have lead me to become horribly sedentary. And the combination of issues I am really struggling to try to find a way to turn around this death spiral.

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Researching Puppy Food

by Hawke — last modified Jan 11, 2021 07:19 AM

Now that we have a new puppy, I need to research the best practices to provide the healthiest environment for our new pet.

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History of Pets in our Family

by Hawke — last modified Jan 11, 2021 07:06 AM

A brief history of pets in my family

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Reality About Voter Fraud

by Hawke — last modified Nov 13, 2020 10:32 PM

There is a lot of hype on all sides about voter fraud. Here is the reality.

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2008 Crisis warnings ignored by Palosi, Frank, Dems, etc.

by Hawke — last modified Mar 23, 2020 10:21 AM

So sick of the lies by so many about who is responsible for the Great Recession of 2008? Here is proof of who is really responsible, and why.

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Stop the Insanity! Fear is the mind killer. Pan-epi-panic-demic

Stop the Insanity! Fear is the mind killer. Pan-epi-panic-demic

by Hawke — last modified Oct 10, 2021 10:53 AM

I am part of the immuno-compromised, and have been for many years, and especially with significant lung damage and on immune suppressing inhaled steroids, etc. Every day I run the risk of a pathogen killing me quickly causing me to drown in my own fluids. I have also worked in healthcare on and off since 1990. I am all for good hygiene, but everyone needs to de-escalate the disproportionate response in their over-reactivity. Adapt good healthy habits that should always have been there in the first place. Stop listening to the conjecture-based hype and focus on the actual data-supported reality, OVER TIME. Remember the data is lacking for years, proper studies take yeas before any real conclusions can be nailed down. Better yet, quit focusing on what you have no control over, and do focus on what you do have control over, that will help down-regulate your fear response, which will help your immune system, and reduce the disruption to societies normal functioning.

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Recommend do not use "Delaware Corporate Agents, Inc"

by Hawke — last modified Jun 14, 2019 12:16 PM

After years of using them (since 2001), they have become unresponsive and worse than useless. They have actually become very problematic for others. We are recommending everyone avoid the organization "Delaware Corporate Agents", Inc aka delcorp.com like the plague! Details included.

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Delcorp.com

by Hawke — last modified Jun 14, 2019 12:16 PM

Delaware Corporate Agents delcorp.com review.

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Regarding Automotive Innovation, Boring Cars, and Derisive Comments about Capitalism

Regarding Automotive Innovation, Boring Cars, and Derisive Comments about Capitalism

by Hawke — last modified Apr 11, 2019 12:44 PM

This came up from a Facebook posting someone made derisively about capitalism in the automotive industry.

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Shamestorming, shadowbanning, blacklisting, court of public opinion, the modern day Scarlet Letter

by Hawke — last modified Feb 15, 2019 12:15 AM

As more and more people ignore the concepts of freedom of speech, especially speech that is disagreeable (the whole point of freedom of speech, it has never been an issue if the speech is agreeable), the days of the Scarlet Letter and the Mob are increasingly rising once again...

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More opposing voices not fewer...

by Hawke — last modified Aug 15, 2018 05:30 PM

As social shaming becomes the latest form of censorship for individuals and organizations, further losing sight how critical liberty is to the lifestyle those against it have become accustomed to...

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Lifelong Learner, Disgusted with Majority of "Academia".

by Hawke — last modified Jun 26, 2018 06:04 PM

Love learning, teaching, sharing, achieving. It appears that most schools and most of of academia have lost site of the purpose (I thought) was to improve the human experience...

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Ooops! I've done it again....

by Hawke — last modified Aug 15, 2018 05:32 PM

I have been stating since semi-retiring from computer-science/IT that I "am a reformed workaholic". The past two weeks I'm afraid I fell off the wagon...

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Projects Overload Spring 2018

by Hawke — last modified Mar 26, 2018 06:39 PM

A quick snapshot of all that is going on right now...

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Shallow, petty, appearance-driven, busy-body neighbors harass charity efforts for people with disabilities.

Shallow, petty, appearance-driven, busy-body neighbors harass charity efforts for people with disabilities.

by Hawke — last modified Nov 27, 2017 09:04 AM

I'm going to have to temporarily cut back a number of my charity programs because of the beginning warnings of harassment from shallow neighbors. This saddens me greatly about such human beings, but we'll adapt and find a way to bounce back eventually. I always suspected how shallow some of our neighbors were. Last week this was unfortunately confirmed. I am going to try to find property away from such self-involved, shallow, selfish neighbors (though likely will take years to save up for such a move, this is when it begins). This is in the Whitworth University area, North Five mile area, Forest Hills are, of Spokane, Washington.

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1 Percent "joke"

1 Percent "joke"

by Hawke — last modified May 30, 2018 03:25 PM

A quasi "joke" on the 1 Percenter (top 1 percentile) fad...

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Child Labor Protection Laws - Gone Too Far?

by Hawke — last modified Jan 25, 2017 12:27 AM

Currently in a course on the Psychology fo Child Development at EWU. We had a section on Child Labor (and abuse) throughout the world. This was my classroom discussion posting.

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Minimum Wage Consequences List

by Hawke — last modified Jan 23, 2017 04:06 PM

Several times this month I have been running into people, regarding businesses closing, firing, etc. due to the minimum wage increases. I thought I should start keeping a list as it comes up. I will update as I can.

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Discourse Forum - Warning

by Hawke — last modified Dec 02, 2016 02:07 PM

A quick warning to not use Discourse.org's Discourse forum software. Consider other products and communities... I can now recommend people instead consider NodeBB...

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Canadian Healthcare

by Hawke — last modified Sep 22, 2016 02:28 PM

When people bring this up, point this out...

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The TSC Fiasco

by Hawke — last modified Aug 26, 2016 11:45 AM

In 2000, I turned down IBM & Pacific Bell to accept a position as Senior Principal (Junior VP) for a publicly traded company known as "Technology Solutions Company" (TSC), but due to a single HR person with a warped view of things, it was very short lived. This posting sums up my perspective on the events around what I call "The TSC Fiasco"...

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My Take on MightyWords

My Take on MightyWords

by Hawke — last modified Aug 26, 2016 12:57 AM

I was recently prompted by others about discussion of MightyWords Inc. A company where I worked as CTO. In reading press releases and quotes of the CEO, I have a similar but also slightly different take on events I thought I would share here...

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Example Consequences of Obama Administration

Example Consequences of Obama Administration

by Hawke — last modified May 20, 2017 01:55 PM

Here is a quick summary of how the Obama Administration has been ruining me financially, and the impact this has on the rest of the economy...

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World's Slowest Pub Crawl

by Hawke — last modified Apr 13, 2016 03:35 PM

Brian & I began this year what we have nicknamed "The World's Slowest Pub Crawl"...

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Hillary or Trump? 2016

by Hawke — last modified Mar 14, 2016 11:08 AM

Let's see, if it ends up being between Hillary or Trump the choices would be...

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