Author Archives: Alan German

A new custom ROM for the Moto G3

Recently, I became aware that no further updates were forthcoming for the LineageOS 14.1 (Android Nougat) installation on my Moto G3 smartphone. There also seems to be a dearth of information on the status of this ROM. The LineageOS web … Continue reading

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Asus T100 Google+ Group lives on in Facebook

Some time ago, Google announced that it was going to shut down Google+. Recently, I found that the link for the Asus T100 Ubuntu Google+ Group produces a 404 error so this group is now well and truly defunct. Even … Continue reading

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Re-install a previously purchased Android app

I recently obtained a new Android smartphone and installed my favourite apps from Google’s Play Store. At least, I installed all the free ones. The problem I had was how to install a proprietary app that I had purchased previously … Continue reading

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Customizing an Adobe Cordova app – Part 6

In Part 5 of the present series of posts, we had developed an app that displays a screen with a link to a web site. We need to click this link in order to load the actual site. Furthermore, when … Continue reading

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Read no longer pauses bash script when using a program launcher

Upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa) seems to have broken the ability of a read command at the end of a bash script to pause the script so leaving the terminal window open. Such scripts work correctly when run … Continue reading

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Missing Public Key for Wine with Mint 19.1 (Tessa)

After upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa), Update Manager displayed the error: Could not download all repository indexes; Failed to fetch The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 76F1A20FF987672F

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Changing the date/time format on the panel

By default, the clock/calendar display on the panel in Linux Mint 19 (Tara) takes a form such as 11:15. Short and sweet – but perhaps too much so. However, the format can be easily changed by right-clicking on the calendar, … Continue reading

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