How to Ditch Apple Completely

Funny points. Haven’t found LifeHacker to be really all that good for a few years now. Some Highlights.

Transfer From Apple’s Podcasts App to Stitcher Radio

If you only do one thing on this list, make it this one. Apple’s podcast app is absolutely terrible, and the company doesn’t seem to be making any effort to improve it.

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Move From Apple Music Over to Spotify

Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is buggy as hell, with the most recent error making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest version of macOS briefly exposed Mac owners to a major vulnerability. As for the iPhone X, it may be pretty sleek for an iPhone, but Apple’s still playing catch-up to its Android competition.

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Pi-hole®: A black hole for Internet advertisements

No more internet Ads for me! I setup PiHole on my home network. So combining this with browser based ad blocking. And the internet looks sane again. Until you visit some jerk site that wants you to disable your adblocker. But you know what? I don’t really want sites like that in my life.

curl -sSL https://install.pi-hole.net | bash

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Data Recovery Fedora-style

I have no idea what I'm doing

Eh.. this one was mildly painful. Needed to get data from an old SSD that has a linux install on it. BUT, had to access the LV that happened to have the same LV name as the system that I was using. Whoopsie Daisy.

How to mount LVM Partitions

And rename the VG
sudo vgrename -v

And This.. make em active.
vgchange -ay

That was an adventure.

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Oath and Mozilla are suing each other after Firefox switches back to Google search

In yesterday’s counter-complaint, Mozilla explains that it took another long look at the deal post-Verizon acquisition and was no longer in love with its choice of Yahoo as the default engine.

“Immediately following Yahoo’s acquisition, we undertook a lengthy, multi-month process to seek assurances from Yahoo and its acquirers with respect to those factors,” the company explained in a blog post yesterday. “When it became clear that continuing to use Yahoo as our default search provider would have a negative impact on all of the above, we exercised our contractual right to terminate the agreement and entered into an agreement with another provider.”

Firefox’s default search engine has become the subject of a hotly contested legal battle, a few weeks after Mozilla announced it would be moving from Yahoo..

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Walkman

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