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Home Improvement

Electric Earwig

A few weeks ago our downstairs heat pump failed. Cause? An earwig fell (or crawled?) into the space between the contacts on the 24 volt relay that send 240 volts AC to the heat pump. When it was zapped, it became stuck to the relay contact until cleaned.

Earwig on 24v relay

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Information Technology

xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Lubuntu 14.04

Updated February 6, 2016!

To use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop to connect to a Lubuntu 14.04 machine, use xrdp. xrdp uses vnc4server to spin up LXDE sessions on your Lubuntu machine.

To begin, install xrdp:

sudo apt-get install xrdp

If you try connecting to your machine, you’re going to get a grey desktop. xrdp is trying to use the command “startx” to start a window manager. On Lubuntu, this will not work. You need xrdp to use the command “lxsession”.

To make this change, you need to edit /home/[your_username]/.xsession:

nano /home/[your_username]/.xsession

…and make it look like this:

#!/bin/sh

/usr/bin/lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE

Save .xsession, reboot your computer, and try connecting from your Remote Desktop client. Voilà!

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Following on YouTube

Mazda 6 3.0 Dyno Run 3 by Kevin Spann

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Following on YouTube

Mazda 6 3.0 Dyno Run 1 by Kevin Spann

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Mazda 6 3.0 Dyno Run 2 by Kevin Spann

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Gallery: Aerial photography

Walnut Hill, Petersburg, Virginia

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Dinwiddie, Virginia Gallery: Aerial photography Gallery: AT&T Long Lines Gallery: Dinwiddie County, Virginia Video

Aerial of Cherry Hill, Virginia – February 2014

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Gallery: Aerial photography Gallery: Petersburg, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg, Virginia on January 29, 2014

Petersburg

(Click to enlarge)

1/29/2014 max temperature: 30 degrees F.
1/29/2014 min temperature: 10 degrees F.

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SHO no go in snow by Kevin Spann

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Gallery: Aerial photography Gallery: Petersburg, Virginia Petersburg, Virginia Video

Aerial of Walnut Hill in Petersburg, Virginia – January 2014