Jobs, Babies and Moving

Yeah, so I figured I owed it to you to explain what’s going on with my site.  I haven’t been updating it because I’ve been focusing on finishing up my Master’s Program, Moving to Washington D.C, Getting a new job and taking care of my son.  Those things take up a lot of time!  Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not going to be releasing any new content it just means it won’t be every weekday like it’s been for the past two years.

I hope you can understand!  Anyway, in between all the moving chaos I’ve been working on a Windows eBook which I’ve been announcing to my list.  I’ll tell you more about that later but for now just know that it’s amazing.  It’s not just another eBook.  I specifically wrote this one for Windows XP, 7 and 8 users who were trying to get comfortable using Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.  It’s entertaining, practical and includes dozens of tips on fixing specific issues.

Anyway, I’ve got to get going – I just wanted to tell you what’s going on!

Stay tuned, fixedByVonnie isn’t done yet!

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Laughing at Linux: Command Line Basics (Part 4 of 5)

Linux command line basics

Oh Linux.  You’re so fine.

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to get around Linux.  You’re going to learn how to leap through folder,  list file contents and get going.  After following this tutorial you’ll have everything you need to move around the operating system.  And the really cool part is the next time your co-worker tries to grandstand his knowledge of Linux you can say, “Well, actually Bob… the easiest way to get to the home directory is to just type CD”


Let’s do this.

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Laughing at Linux: Command Line Basics (Part 3 of 5)

Linux command line basics

Okay, let’s be honest here.  What’s the first thing you do when you you see a recondite error in Windows?

No, no, no… I mean after you’ve uttered every curse word listed in

You Google it right?

I’m here to tell you that Linux is better than Windows when it comes to getting help.

One of the nicest things about Linux is that there are so many built-in ways to get help.  You don’t have to Google anything.  Linux ships with its very own library of tools to console your aching heart.

Today you’re going to learn the following Linux options and commands:

  1. –help
  2. man
  3. info
  4. apropos
  5. whatis
  6. whereis
  7. less

Let me –help you do this man!  I’ve got a bunch of apropos info that will make you less frustrated.  You’ll even learn whatis the purpose of these commands and whereis the best place to find them!

Check it out!

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Laughing at Linux: Command Line Basics (Part 2 of 5)

Linux command line basics

If you read the previous tutorial in this Linux series then you should have no problem opening the terminal and using ls, cat and echo.

ls lists files, cat lists inside files and echo prints whatever you type after it.

Today we’re going to talk about globs and then we’ll finish up with $PATH and history.

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Laughing at Linux: Command Line Basics (Part 1 of 5)

Linux command line basics

Oh yes.  yes.  yes yes.  It’s the Linux command line.

Today is a fun day.  So here’s the deal.  We’re going to surmount your fear of Linux.   Contrary to popular belief the Linux command line isn’t an insuperable hurdle that knocks down newbies. Read more ›

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