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Oct 04 2017
24 October 2017 - 18:09

I have a friend who makes Excellent drone videos.....So, here's one to kick off the topic

10 December 2017 - 03:35

it snowed today so I ran out with some of my little LEGO buddies and took pictures

https://flic.kr/p/22gBZmo

Ski trip

06 July 2018 - 19:57

this guy has wonderful videos. This is one:

14 December 2017 - 01:23

Even though this video came out months ago, I saw it recently because of the election in Alabama. Damn, it's funny...... Let's all sing along -

14 December 2017 - 14:21

Let me extend my best wishes for the holiday season - Happy Festivus and Happy Solstice

12 October 2017 - 02:16

SO, can I assume not being able to alter your profile (settings) is a known issue?

https://flic.kr/p/ZiBq2m

25 January 2019 - 00:34

So I have Ubuntu 18.04 (for the last bunch of months). Works great, no complaints

Recently, after normal updates I get this message about using "Livepatch". I'm guessing this is ok, but I'd like more useful info.

I'm guessing it's a security thing.

Livepatch

19 August 2019 - 00:14

so I wanted to play a DVD I own which happens to be "restricted", copy-righted or whatever it's called.

so I searched and found this: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1052993/how-to-install-libdvdcss-so-2-library-to-ubuntu-18-04#
namely:

sudo apt install libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly libdvd-pkg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg 
sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I wrote the commands exactly as written in that page but one seemed to be going on for a long time and I cleared the terminal (maybe that was wrong. derp)

anyway, I got this message:

debconf: DbDriver "config": /var/cache/debconf/config.dat is locked by another process: Resource temporarily unavailable

I've got Ubuntu 18.04 right now. I seem to recall that an earlier version let me play that DVD with no problem. Probably because those libs already came with the distro or because somehow I installed the libs, who remembers.

what can I do to fix this dopey problem? Should I reboot and try again?