Author Archives: Alan German

Managing mail folders in K-@mail

Recently, a number of “strange” folders appeared in an IMAP account in the K-@mail app on my Android smartphone. However, the folders were not present on the mail server when I accessed my account through the web interface. So, the … Continue reading

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Using portrait and landscape page formats in the same Calc spreadsheet

I have been developing a simple general ledger spreadsheet in LibreOffice Calc. Most of the account listings fit nicely onto a page in portrait format; however, the general ledger has more columns of data, and requires printing in landscape format. … Continue reading

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Reclaiming disk space on Android devices

My smartphone has been complaining lately of a lack of space. It has almost a Gigabyte free so I don’t really know why it thinks it has a problem but, nevertheless, I decided to see how to fix it.

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Safely removing a USB drive with a bash script

In a previous post (Safely removing a USB flash drive) I noted that, when removing an external USB drive, Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya) provided a message indicating that “It is now safe to remove the drive”. However, I sometimes noticed … Continue reading

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Updating LineageOS

One of the reasons that I installed a custom ROM on my smartphone was so that I would be able to update the operating system and maintain some level of security. And, sure enough, the installed LineageOS 14.1 provided notifications … Continue reading

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Customizing Mint’s login screen

One of the things I don’t like about the default login screen in Linux Mint Cinnamon Version 18.3 (Sylvia) is the availability of a guest session. Fortunately, it’s easy to disable this function:

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Incorrect System Time in Linux Mint 18.3

After putting a fresh installation of Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia) in place on my dual-booted laptop computer, I noticed that the system date was fours hours slow. Previously, I found this to be related to the difference in which Windows … Continue reading

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