Associated Links

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The Hobbyist Blog on Joomla 4

Just created a new personal blog-site with the URL https://thehobbyistblog.net. (THB)

The initial purpose of the new blog is to provide a test platform using the new Joomla 4 CMS (Content Management System). One of my computer operating interests (hobbies) is creating and operating more than a dozen other blog websites along with this one. 

I have many Joomla3 blogs in operation. The new version 4 and its primary template “Cassiopeia” are similar but quite different than Version 3. I tried to upgrade one of my V3 sites to V4 with disastrous results. 

Total recovery was possible as I made new and full backup […] Continue reading » The Hobbyist Blog on Joomla 4

Keyboards

Logitech

A friend and I are having a chat discussion on the merits of a “tactile” or mechanical click keyboard over the now conventional laptop low force silent type. These are stand alone bluetooth and not laptop built-in.

In particular, the comparison is the tactile KB, a Keychron K2 and the Logitech K800 “soft” style. Both brands produce many variations and we are not micro-dissecting the variation within a brand. Just the keyboard action styles.

I am not a super-fanatic about either style.

Keychron

Presently, the keyboards here are all the Logitech brand and are soft or quite […] Continue reading » Keyboards

AWS Cloud

I didn’t mention in the previous post the new KautzCraft LASER website is installed on its own virtual server in the Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud. Of course its actual location is irrelevant and only of interest to me.

One of my many hobby interests is building web sites. Because I can. 

The easiest way to deploy a web site is through the use of a website provider. I presently use Mochahost. GoDaddy is another well advertised provider but I have never used them. These and many other hosting services provide all the background infra structure needed to build a website. 

When using a […] Continue reading » AWS Cloud

Kenny Keyboard

I tease the family with examples of how my (our) Frisco home is haunted with mysterious light reflections and apparitions appearing within the house. Of course, I believe none of that is real haunting. It’s just normal visible phenomena that could alternatively be explained using the same creepy format of all the “bad science” programs shown as popular entertainment on video media channels.

Bad Science is a rant for another time. Let me just say, fake science and science fiction is at an all-time high. Creating an all-time low in real science.

Back to my story…

Wife Gloria is away on a “Quilting Sewing Retreat”. It’s a type of sewing club […] Continue reading » Kenny Keyboard

Dirty SOCKS again

I thought the problem was solved. This problem: MacOS Localhost:8080 SOCKS Proxy Issue

The Proper Normal Screen

The issue came back. My MAC mini started having browser connection problems again. At first I thought I had a router issue, the actual hardware router itself. Because I was also having SAMBA problems as the MAC also lost connection with my NAS (Network Accessible Server). Websites we’re taking forever to connect and the NAS couldn’t be found. 

Then I remembered the SOCKS issue. System Preference / Network / Ethernet / Advanced / Proxies; is the route to the socks drawer. The check box for the SOCKS […] Continue reading » Dirty SOCKS again