How to create a bottom bar for both monitors.
I'm certain these instructions work with three displays, but any more than three would get weird.
Note that it isn't possible to have two trays (for things like a status icon). I don't know why.
Computer security: Devuan + dm-crypt >
Devuan's installer has an encryption feature, but it formats your whole hard drive and uses LVM, neither of which I want.
- Given a hard drive which has regular partitioning and not LVM.
/ (root) partition is encrypted (dm-crypt) and in use.
- Such as with an earlier release of Devuan
Install Devuan, re-using the encrypted partition without re-encrypting/formatting from scratch.
Note - I will be writing separate instructions on how to manually make and manage encrypted partitions.
Problem: Given an item in the Internet Archive, e.g. The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, you may be tempted to download the PDF for its exactness. Admirable! However, my e-reader is horribly slow for opening it and turning pages. I find slow page turning aggravating; it makes me lose my train of thought and strains my reading comprehension.
This extra work is well worth it for me.
Software > Web browsers >
Pale Moon >
The "default browser" setting for Pale Moon does not work. This is how to do it manually.
The Chain of Trust >
I have trust issues with all storage, but flash memory-based storage is particularly unreliable.
TL;DR - Stubby metal drives are a problem.
See also Testing USB storage
Windows > Windows 10 >
Some commands from the
cmd.exe prompt to run various GUI utilities.
Just a quick review of Windows XP console utilities for Windows 10.
Computers > Hardware >
When a USB stick has been used for, say, a bootable Linux distribution, it usually cannot be re-used as a mass storage device by, say, Windows. These instructions are to wipe/reset a usb stick so it will work as it used to.
Windows > Windows XP >
To remove Microsoft DRM from Windows XP SP2 (*.dll's will not die)
(source unknown, untested)