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Learning Method - Part 4

In Part 4 of the series we will be looking at what to do when we get stuck in our learning.

At some stage we will get stuck in our learning project. This happens in different ways for each person, and can have different reasons for happening.

Asking for Help
Where we are stuck with a specific task in learning that we can identify, even where we are not able to identify it in its correct terminology, or using semantics/jargon usual to the subject, we may be able to ask for help.

Who to Ask
Ideally asking someone who we think will know the answer makes sense, but the difficulty is that this person may not always be able to be identified easily in life by us, especially where we are self learning at home, as a hobby, and learning things such as Linux, its software, or coding, and not a single person around us has any knowledge, or interest, in these things.
We should not let this deter us from learning about things we enjoy.
Mostly this leaves the internet, in this instance we can search …
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Learning Method - Part 3

Hello #roots, in Part 3 we will be looking at Reverse Engineering  (rev eng)  from a range of different angles, or approaches, for a variety of uses.

Origins of Rev Eng
This is where Engineers of various types, rather than innovate an idea they replicate it with some minor changes, or some major changes, and add in to that some of their own new innovation/s.
This is done because there is no need to reinvent the wheel, a wheel is a wheel,
a cog is also a wheel, and some pizza cutters use wheels too.
The cycles of the seasons in nature are also a wheel as they return to the same point over a period of time.
A functioning clock although not always circular in shape, can sometimes be a great example of a wheel.

Exercise 1
Have a look around yourself in your surroundings during the day, whilst outside, and also when at home, see how many wheels you can identify, or things that work in a wheel like way. Leave a comment on what you found.

Purpose of Reverse Engineering
Rev eng is used in this …

Learning Method - Part 2

In Part 2 of this series we will cover a Method to use with any intuitive software, or distro, identified by us using the method in Part 1. This method is based around a project of your own choosing. It is your own project 100% from start to end, with no help, and no tutorial, it is the next level altogether. Yet you can do this right from the very start, this was my first ever project using Linux as a desktop operating system.

Learn by Doing

Background
This Method I developed myself.
To do so I had different ways I learned things, video tutorials, photo tutorials, project based tutorials/learning where I would follow the project exactly in steps as given, this is a proven and successful way to learn, but the project is not your own, it is one used to teach you how to use a GUI or learn code by doing. Usually learning how to make your own projects comes later.
So I merged several methods to produce a different method, it relies upon choosing software that is intuitive for you, meaning y…

Learning Method - Part 1

This series of blog posts is planned to be in 5 parts, with each part covering a different Learning Method. They are suitable for youngsters, youths, and adults. In this post we will use it to help us choose software for a Linux computer, and to choose a Linux distro. Some of the methods once learned become adaptable for other areas of life as we will see.

Choosing Software

Background
This method has been really useful for me,  it was initially used to help me get started on using Windows OS, it was taught to me by a Linux user friend of my eldest brother.
This Learning Method comes from the dark side, it is a Black Hat learning method.
When I first began to use Linux I adapted this for Linux, sometimes it was also not as easy to use this Method and required additional steps to be made.
The adapted Method works on Linux.

Method Rules
Software needs to just work, that is -
it needs to work for youit should not need a manual to do a small simple task.it should be  usable  within 30 minut…

VK162 G-mouse setup

Hello #roots, sometimes in the great Linux forest it is easy to become lost, no more 😜

Intro
In this tutorial we will be setting up a VK162 G-mouse USB GPS with output to maps that we can use online or offline.

Install
In Synaptic (or Terminal) search for and install the following -
gpsdgpsd-clients  (tick to install additional, Python tools)FoxtrotGPS Further info on using FoxtrotGPS  features can be found on their website - FoxtrotGPS

Setup
Plug in your VK162 G-mouse to your USB port.
First we need to determine which USB port it uses by typing in terminal -

ls /dev/tty*
replace /dev/ttyACM0 in the below command, with the output of ls /dev/tty* command above.

sudo killall gpsd; sudo gpsd /dev/ttyACM0 -F -b /var/run/gpsd.sock
NOTES:
This part of the tutorial was wrote as a solution for GARMIN GPS on Ubuntu, I adapted it as a guide on how to edit the file. This edit will therefore also help with GARMIN GPS, the GARMIN GPS tutorial has 1 additional line of code at the end of the file, this a…

GlobalSat G-Star IV set up

Hello #roots, sometimes in the great Linux forest it is easy to become lost, no more 😜

Intro
In this tutorial we will be setting up a GlobalSat G-Star IV USB GPS with output to maps that we can use online or offline.
There were zero complete and working tutorials about this, I found it difficult, so when I eventually got things running I decided to write a tutorial in the hope it will save others time.
Another issue was it seemed popular to use this dongle with Google Earth, but when I set up dump1090 for ADS-B the maps have writing all over them, so in case of this issue occurring I decided instead to set up FoxtrotGPS, which states it is a free and Open Source GPS software. (FOSS)

Install
In Synaptic search for and install the following -
gpsdgpsd-clients  (tick to install additional, Python tools)FoxtrotGPS Further info on using FoxtrotGPS features can be found on their website - FoxtrotGPS

Setup
Plug in your G-Star IV to your USB port.
First we need to determine which USB port it us…

Remove photo meta/EXIF

This is a tutorial on how to remove meta/EXIF from your photos, and keep yourself safer by making it more difficult for predators to locate you. Once the tool is installed using the first command it is best to then disconnect your system from the internet, once this is done only then add your photos to your computer and edit them following the tutorial, reconnecting to the internet once completed.

Installing the Tool
Open your terminal by holding down Ctrl and Alt and Press t (Ctrl + Alt + t)
Copy/paste, or type in to your terminal -

sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
Type in your password when asked.
Press Enter on keyboard.

Reading Data on your Photo
To read the data on your photo, copy/paste, or type in to your terminal -

exiftool your-image.jpeg
Replacing  your-image.jpeg  with the .jpeg actual name.

Removing Data on your Photo
Now you know what data is there you can remove it by, copy/paste, or type in to your terminal -

exiftool -all= your-image.jpeg
Replacing  your-image.jpe…