Author: MikeW Date: 2020-08-10T00:02:32+00:00+00:00
If you haven't heard, at the end of May 2020, Microsoft released update 2004. This update updates WSL 1.0 to WSL 2.0 which makes Linux a first class citizen. Linux now has a full kernal, full virtual machine, and really let's you run Linux on Windows. This is super cool.
The update has been rolling out for a while now, but for me, it never was pushed to any of my Windows Pro machines. But you can actually install the Windows 2004 update yourself and get this cool features. Because of this, I created a guide to WSL 2.0 with links to detailed information. Check it out here:
tags: #windows10 #linux #ubuntu #admin
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-08-09T23:50:25+00:00+00:00
So have you ever wanted to skip the radio commercials and news at the top and the bottom of the hours when listening on Google Home? After searching around a bit, I could not find a way to directly skip radio ads while listening. However, I think I have found a workaround, and it should also work on an Alexa or similar device. Here are the steps.
You radio show continues after the 5 minutes as if you have been listening the whole time. Its a good way to skip all the ads and fake news. Enjoy!
tags: #googlehome #radio #voice
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-03-31T02:20:13+00:00+00:00
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-03-23T19:51:40+00:00+00:00
Just a quick blurb. Yesterday I was installing Ubuntu Linux 18.04 on VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Much to my chagrin, I noticed that
DiskImagerMounter could no longer mount any of the new Linux distros. Throwing a
no mountable file systems error on Debian and RedHat distros. My guess... There is a new filesystem used for those images that the utility can't read.
Anyway, I just want to test the integrity of the iso. So I found a workaround.
Just install the wonderful
7zip utility on MacOS.
brew install p7zip
7z l your-file-name.iso
That will list the contents of the iso so you can be sure that it is readable. An easy check with little overhead.
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-03-18T02:43:41+00:00+00:00
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-02-24T05:59:02+00:00+00:00
Westworld Season 3 is coming out soon, March 15. So on Friday, some fans discovered three hidden trailers on one of the HBO Westworld web sites. You can get the details from this IGN story.
So here are the videos with the titles for each one.
Quite a bit more information provided here which I will comment on in other posts.
Author: MikeW Date: 2020-01-21T04:56:07+00:00+00:00
I'm starting a new feature on my site, content HQ pages. Information on TV shows and movies that I am currently watching or plan to watch. Each HQ page is a landing page for a show with links to the key information and the latest stories.
The first page is up for Netflix's the Witcher. Enjoy! Still working on a system for feedback, but will post on that once I figure something out.
Author: MikeW Date: 2019-12-17T03:32:45+00:00+00:00
First, here is my quick spoiler resistant review of the Watchmen TV show on HBO. Spoilery comments follow after the main review.
Author: MikeW Date: 2019-10-30T18:53:17+00:00+00:00
Ever since season 8 of Game of Thrones ended, we have wondered, what happened. Did Dan and Dave just phone it in because of all that Star Wars money? They just didn't care? Or maybe they are just incompetent. Well folks, its beginning to look like the latter. To their credit, Dan and Dave were brutally honest about their Game of Thrones experience at the Austin Film festival over the weekend (Oct 26-27, 2019).
Author: MikeW Date: 2019-08-13T03:07:50+00:00+00:00
The Boys is an 8 episode comic series on Amazon Prime based on a comic book with the same name. The Boys takes place in comic universe where super heroes a little more human than in the Marvel or DC universe. Heroes and heroines are more media stars and actors than real heroes even though they have super powers. The Boys are formed to keep the supers in line. Click the title for more.
Author: MikeW Date: 2019-05-28T02:45:49+00:00+00:00
This is a brief outline of how to fix season 8 of Game of Thrones “mad queen“ storyline. This requires little or no changes to the existing season. However, it provides Danny’s character some agency at the end, and makes the ending clearer.
Author: MikeW Date: 2018-07-04T03:28:22+00:00+00:00
With season 2 over, I created this FAQ in hopes of helping explain some of it for everyone.