Randy May Family in Hillsboro Oregon

September 19, 2015

Word Press new editor I hate I hate!

Filed under: Blogging,Creating a Blog,New Blog,Writing — rmay4 @ 6:33 am
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I really dislike the new form and function or lack there of in the new WordPress. I am going to research what I can find out about not using but keeping my blog. I believe there are ways to access the old dashboard, edit, stats and admin pages that will allow me to continue to edit and add too my blog.

Here are some of the links and info I have found. Some of this is for people who edit locally and then upload. I edit and host on wordpress.com at this time but might have to change in order to avoid this editor.

This link goes to the classic dashboard: https://rmay4.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-do-i-go-back-to-the-old-version

http://diaryofdennis.com/2015/03/24/how-to-force-a-redirect-to-the-classic-wordpress-com-editor-interface/

http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-get-old-wordpress-admin-interface-in-wordpress-3-8/

https://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-to-use-the-classic-editor-on-wordpress-com-blogs-and-never-see-the-beep-beep-boop-editor-again-by-lo/

https://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/navigating-the-classic-wordpress-com-interface/

https://onecoolsite.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/navigating-the-classic-wordpress-com-interface/

https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-do-i-get-the-old-editor-back-1?replies=11

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/revert-to-an-older-wordpress-version

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-do-i-go-back-to-the-old-wordpress-dashboard-design

https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/wordpress/old-look/

https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/get-back-the-old-dashboard?replies=7

https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/beautiful-makeover/

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-return-to-old-dashboard-design

http://1hourwp.org/

Mazda Miata MX5 Cup Holders

Filed under: Adventures — rmay4 @ 6:12 am
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It is kind of crazy when thinking about a car that in a car known for prowess on the track that so much is devoted to its cup holders, lack there of or improving and adding them but there is.

I have a 2000 Miata and the next year they improved them! I thought I would put together an article on the ideas, mods and hacks that people use to improve the cup holder situation in the own Miatas both for my research on improving my own car and as a source of ideas and info for others online as well.

Come back as as I add to and improve this post.

Miata Cup Holders

Filed under: Adventures,Automotive — rmay4 @ 6:02 am
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Here is the first installment of articles focused on driving and enjoying my Mazda Miata MX5 convertible. I have a 2000 Mazda Miata MX5 5 speed manual. I really enjoy that car. I had a Triumph Spitfire as a teen and developed a love that type and style of convertible. It still persists today!

A couple of searches online and you will quickly realize that there are tons of people who enjoy these two but the camps are very different. You have a group of radical hot rodders doing v8 conversions producing 400 HP animals that can not stay connected to the road. There are racers making 250 track cars designed to stick to the road like glue but hang on to your wallet loosely! They are easy to add turbo or super chargers to and the list goes on.

There are a couple other camps that areĀ  not even really in the race camp at all. There are the young kids who think they are cool and affordable as well as dependable. There is a camp that wants to re-capture the old MG/Triumph classic look with retro luggage racks and wooden shift knobs and steering wheels and more.

There is another camp and that is the adventure driver. I belong mostly in that camp. a trip that can last all day or few days and tour the scenic byways and back roads (the curvier the better) with the top down and the sun and wind battering you for hours and hours. Unique small towns and hotels and motels that people forgot years ago. People you would never think of meeting but are glad you did. A hidden coffee or sandwich shop owned by a local and typically only frequented by locals but all with a story and personality. That is the element in which I enjoy the Miata the most for sure!

The other thing I enjoy is customizing it to make those adventures more fun and enjoyable. Being it comfort for myself and a better set of cup holders or performance and handling to increase the adrenaline rush in the curves.

Come join me and lets go down the road!

Randy May

WAAAM – Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Another post in discovering weekend and day trip adventures near home.

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What a great local spot for a day trip with wife or family? I discovered paper card models a few years back. This would be a great chance to get to see some of the old planes and cars in real life that I am trying to model. These are real working machines from a time long ago. They have scheduled Fly In’s when people fly in in their vintage crafts. Check them out. I know I am going to.

http://www.waaamuseum.org/

September 9, 2015

Retro Arcade Linux Puppy Style

Filed under: Computing,Family,Games,Linux,Tools and Projects — rmay4 @ 7:56 am
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Of the many things I find interesting in Linux is a distro devoted to classic arcade games. There are more than one but Puppy seems to have a really good one that can run from a thumb drive or on a Raspberry Pi.

I will develop this article around checking them out,

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/install-puppy-arcade-to-a-flash-drive-from-windows/

https://code.google.com/p/groovyarcade/

http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/04/puppy-arcade-11-portable-retrogaming.html

http://www.linuxvoice.com/arcade-machine/

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/puppy-arcade-retro-gaming-live-cd.3205

Linux Ubuntu Grub

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmay4 @ 7:36 am

The neat thing about grub is that installs at the time of a Linux install and allows you to install Linux along side windows or any other OS allowing you to use both and have have to make dramatic decisions. It allows “and” instead of “or”

Once you have this, you might find you want to edit it like I did and here is what I found to make it easy

http://askubuntu.com/questions/265010/how-do-i-edit-grub-menu

http://www.howtogeek.com/196655/how-to-configure-the-grub2-boot-loaders-settings/

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

Linus Terminal

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmay4 @ 7:33 am

I have been using Linux for a bit and it is often my daily OS for my web browsing and email and even work on web based apps and sites.

I have taken the next step and have looked under the hood and found that I do not know so much once the GUI is off and terminal is open!

These are the current editors that I am trying to use.

vi for sure but it has no help and no menu and I have already screwed up things a couple times with it but I want to learn it anyway.

http://www.howtogeek.com/102468/a-beginners-guide-to-editing-text-files-with-vi/

Next is Nano

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nanolinux/

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nanolinux/

https://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/325049:linuxables-introduction-to-the-nano-text-editor

http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/reu/nano.html

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Nano/Basics_Guide

http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/nano.html

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/42980/the-beginners-guide-to-nano-the-linux-command-line-text-editor/

Also, there are many sites and videos to help with the commands and how to use terminal and the files I have edited:

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/BashCommands

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/CommandLine

http://www.brighthub.com/computing/linux/articles/63478.aspx

Linux or not?

Filed under: Uncategorized — rmay4 @ 7:23 am

This is not really a question for me, I am going to use Linux, Mostly at this point, I have several old computers and I started installing using it. So far I have been using different versions of Puppy and Ubuntu,

I started with Puppy because it is the easiest to run from a thumb drive or CD and not have to install or make actual changes to the PC that you are running it on. I got to learn about it and gain confidence before I passed the point of no return and formatted a HD!

I am going to list some links and resources below that I am using to research light weight versions to consider.

http://www.puppylinux.com/index.html

http://lubuntu.net/ (the current project of interest in lightweight Ubuntu distros)

http://pointlinux.org/ (reported to be small and fast and effective)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xubuntu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiny_Core_Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_Small_Linux

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Linux_distribution

https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/780781-6-excellent-lightweight-linux-distros-for-x86-and-arm

http://www.ubuntu-mini-remix.org/

http://tinycorelinux.net/

http://distro.ibiblio.org/baslinux/

http://lightlinux.blogspot.com/2009/02/lightweight-ubuntu-derivatives-for-old.html

http://askubuntu.com/questions/79555/what-is-the-smallest-installed-size-ubuntu-based-distribution

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/15.04/release/

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/14.04/release/

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=xubuntu

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xubuntu

http://xubuntu.org/

http://www.edubuntu.org/

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2111380

http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu/flavours

http://www.googlubuntu.com/

http://askubuntu.com/questions/79555/what-is-the-smallest-installed-size-ubuntu-based-distribution

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/8-of-the-best-tiny-linux-distros-683552

https://blog.docker.com/2015/02/the-new-minimalist-operating-systems/

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/202945/what-is-the-smallest-linux-distribution-by-installation-size

https://www.slax.org/

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/software/operating-systems/8-of-the-best-tiny-linux-distros-683552

https://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/780781-6-excellent-lightweight-linux-distros-for-x86-and-arm

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