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Fedora not mounting CIFS shares at boot

I recently began playing around with Fedora and am actually enjoying it quite well. One thing I noticed, however, is that upon booting the camera, it is failing to mount my CIFS shares because the NetworkManager will simply not wait for the network to actually be ready before processing the CIFS shares. After a ton of research I finally found a resolution. Under su conditions, create a file called, “really-wait-online.service” inside of “/etc/systemd/system”. Inside of this file, include the following text: [Unit] Description=Really wait for the network Requisite=NetworkManager.service After=NetworkManager.service [Service] Type=oneshot ExecStart=/bin/bash -c “until ifconfig | grep ‘inet 10.1′; do continue; done” TimeoutSec=20 [Install] Now, you’re going to need to know what your internal IP address scheme is. As mentioned above, mine is 10.1.*.*. Most home networks are 192.168.*.* — be sure you know which one yours is, as we will only need the first two octets.…

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How to start investing for free

Hello! This post is going to be a little different than my normal technology-related stuff, but it’s something I’m very interested in and wanted to share with all of my readers. Investing can be a very daunting task – the buy low/sell high moniker is hard to follow because when looking at a stock, how do you know if it’s low? Or how do you know if it’s high? I recently stumbled across an app called Acorns that takes all of the guesswork out of investing and actually has a very solid theory behind it – all set to help make you money. Here’s how it works… You make plenty of purchases with your bank account, we all do. So let’s say you go to the stores and buy a pair of shoes for $65.37. Acorns monitors your bank account for all of your transactions and rounds them all up to…

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Install Android 5.1 on VirtualBox

Hello all! It’s been quite some time since my last update, but I’m posting quite a doozy today. I spent a good couple of hours recently trying to setup and run Android in a VirtualBox environment. I’m here now to try and alleviate all of the issues I had and hopefully make things a little less painful for those of you wanting to do the same. First off, you’re going to need a copy of VirtualBox installed as well as the “android-x86-5.1-rc1.iso” downloaded from this page. Once you’ve got those handled, you should be presented with a black VirtualBox window, like below. Click the “New” button at the top left and you’ll be presented with the following window. You can name this whatever you want, however I’m opting to name it “Android 5.1”. For the “Type” choose “Linux” and then for  “Version” choose “Other Linux (32-bit)”. Click “Next” and you’ll…


Free credits from OfferWalls, TapJoy, SuperSonic, etc.

If you’re a browser-based game player and have seen games that allow you to earn free credits by simply filling out surveys, downloading software, etc., you’ve probably thought about how hard it is to get these offers to complete. A lot of times, your offer completes with no problem, but the offer provider does what they call “skimming leads” and won’t actually credit you for your completion even though they are earning on the back-end for it. In light of this information, I’ve come up with a pretty great way of getting these offers completed. Granted, there’s nothing you can do to show an offer as completed that the provider has “skimmed”, but with this method, you can complete a ton of offers so that you’ll get credited more often and the skimmed completions won’t seem like as much of a loss. Basically what this guide is going to be…

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Almost an entire year

It’s been almost an entire year since my last post here on the blog, and boy have I been busy. When I first started my blog I intended to post tons of tutorials, whether it be Linux/Ubuntu based, Photoshop, web development, gaming, etc., and I got a decent start-up going with the Ubuntu tutorials. I had plans to incorporate some video game reviews, some let’s plays, and everything else in the realm of video gaming, however those parts of the digital life never really took off with the blog. With all of that comes time, responsibility, editing, proof-reading and just generally a lot of research when testing out certain aspects of new tutorials, and time is something I haven’t had a lot of lately. With starting my new brick-and-mortar company, Ricky’s Nerd Services, LLC, as well as working a full-time job in a prison teaching inmates how to use computers,…

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