12.29.2015

Google Now on Tap doesn't turn on

if Google Now on Tap (Android Marshmallow or better) doesn't turn on or turns on, but quickly turns off, then you probably have an account on google apps.  Your domain administrator needs to do the following (referenced from:  https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/websearch/hLazcAVC5MA/0kV53XllqFkJ)

open admin console (admin.google.com), then choose Apps, then Additional Google services. Then disable filter "Top featured services" near the top half of the page. This is important (!). When you turn filter off you will see a long list of google services, you have to find "Web history" and turn it on. 

10.08.2015

lp printer save / restore

if the restore don't work, make sure /var/sam/lp and contents are owned by lp:lp

10.04.2015

chrome / chromebook sync issues

try resetting the sync data stored on the cloud - "reset sync" button at bottom of this page:  https://www.google.com/settings/chrome/sync

9.24.2015

add web-site url to chrome shelf

add a website or url to the chome shelf:

basically go to the "hamburger" menu  in chrome browser, "more tools", "add to shelf"

8.31.2015

convert hex to binary in bash shell on linux

remember hex must be in uppercase for BC command on most linux / unix distros

echo "ibase=16;obase=2;000000004B817EFB" | bc
results:
1001011100000010111111011111011
space it out to make it easier to read:
alias spc=" sed 's/./& /g'"
echo "ibase=16;obase=2;000000004B817EFB" | bc | spc
1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 

chrome remote desktop host component install for centos / rpm based distros

http://fedora-centos.blogspot.ca/2014/07/using-alien-to-convert-deb-to-rpm-and.html
basically convert the deb install file to rpm format using the alien tool, then rebuild the rpm file with rpmrebuild tool.

8.19.2015

find last ignite server used by client

find last ignite server used by client

file:  /var/opt/ignite/recovery/previews  contains information of last ignite recovery ( make_recovery / make_net_recovery ) completed or done on that server.