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How to get the HP OfficeJet 3833 to work on Fedora 33

The usual screenshots are missing I am sorry for that! Anyways here we go 🙂

First make sure Fedora is updated, you this by typing:

sudo dnf upgrade 

After Fedora is updated type the following:

sudo dnf install hplip hplip-gui

There is no need to set up the HP OfficeJet 3833 any further, it will work immediately if you connect it with an USB AB cable to your laptop.

For scanning you do need to install additional software. Below are the instructions for installing the scanning software:

su
dnf install simple-scan

The printer’s user manual can be found here.


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How to get to the Classical Editor in WordPress.com

A couple of months ago wordpress.com decided to ditch the classical editor and make the block editor the default. Boy, do I hate that FUCKING BLOCK EDITOR OR WHAT piangry Anyways, if you don’t want to upgrade to a business plan with wordpress.com, so you can make the Classical Editor your default editor again. Then you can use these workarounds, if you are on a Premium plan. I’ll show you how you can create and edit posts in the Classical Editor.

Click on “WP Admin

Then click on “All Postsdon’t clik on “New Posts” it will open that lousy “Block Editor“!

If you want to create a new post then click on the drop down menu next to “Add New” and choose “Classical Editor“.

If you want to edit a post, scroll down to said post, hover above it with your mouse and choose “Classical Editor

 

Here are two youtube vids created by me. Showing you the steps I mentioned above.

 

 

Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😋 Here you can read about all the tools I used to create this post.

 


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The difference between increase and decrease

Increase = shit gets bigger

Decrease = shit gets smaller

 

If you only knew how many exercises I fucked up on Khan Academy because I didn’t know the difference between increase and decrease, you would be AMAZED. Amazed  that after fucking up like hundreds (close to a thousand) exercises  I still don’t know the difference bonk

What makes this blogpost beautiful is, that literally one off the first notes I took while watching a  Khan Academy video (it is literally the first page). Also explained what increase and decrease is, take a look.


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How to turn off highlighting in Vim

highlightvim
So recently, I got myself in the situation where everything was highlighted when I typed. Don’t ask me how I got myself in that situation, because I don’t know 🙄 To get rid of the brownish slug my letters were drowning in, I did three things;

Hit the Esc button.

Typed:

:noh

After I hit Enter, the brownish slug aka “highlighting” was gone.

 
Since I don’t know how to turn this brownish slug on, this is the only picture I have. Normally I post more pictures with my “How to’s”.  Yes I did try :seth, it did nothing. Not even the  god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence, and foreigners was summoned 😥

Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😛 Yes, people my laptop is so gross, so am I 😎 Yes I have a piece of tape on my camera, the world doesn’t need so me naked o_O 

 


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How to change fonts in tty on Fedora

This tutorial is for tty only! This how to did not work in Konsole, I got some funny looking error message 😮 Which I didn’t care too much about, since I am tty junkie and terminal emulators have unlike tty a menu in which can you change the font. This also explains why the usual screenshots are missing, I had to take pictures. And yes they suck, I can’t take pictures, I know 🙄

I entered tty3 by hitting

Ctrl+Alt+F3

(read more about getting in and out of tty here).

Where I was presented with this screen:

logintty

I logged with my username and password, the regular ones, no need to login as root.

Then I typed:

cd /lib/kbd/consolefonts

libkbdconsolefontsThis moves to directory where all the fonts are stored, to see which fonts there are, type:

ls

showfonts

These are the fonts you can choose from:

allfonts

To see what a font (for example sun12X22.psfu.gz) looks like type:

setfont sun12x22.psfu.gz

Yes you can use TAB completion in tty too!

Here you can see what earlier mentioned font looks like:

resultsetfont

Keep in mind this is a temporary solution, for a permanent solution the .bashrc file needs to modified 💡

 

Remember you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😛 Yes, people my laptop is so gross, so am I 😎 Yes I have a piece of tape on my camera, the world doesn’t need so me naked o_O Yes there is a can of beer there (Hertog Jan) deal with it.


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How to TAB around in Vim’s insert mode

If you are in Vim’s insertion mode, which you would recognize by the word “INSERT” down in the left corner of your screen. tabexplained

And you want to either TAB forward and/or backward but you don’t want to switch to normal/command mode? Well rest assured you can TAB around in insert mode 💡

CTRL + T

Moves you one TAB space forward.

CTRL + B

Moves you one TAB space backward.

 

Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😛


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How to get the HP OfficeJet 3833 to work on Fedora

A short and quick tutorial, just for me. You don’t like it? Feel free to FUCK OFF

sudo dnf -y install hplip-gui-3.18.12-9.fc29.x86_64

Before setting up the printer through “HPLIP Graphical Tools” make sure the printer and laptop are connected with a “USB AB cable” 🙄 I cannot use the printer over wireless, cable will have to do. Which btw, is perfectly fine for me.

Scanner has to be set up outside “HPLIP Graphical Tools” .

Simple Scan is the way to go (Xsane looks and behaves like shit 😡 )

su
dnf install simple-scan

The printer’s user manual can be found here.


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How to install IDLE 3 in Fedora

Today was on odd day, I got two requests. One was if I was willing to sell my used panties o_O the other was if I can make a tutorial on how to install IDLE 3. In case you wonder 😕 these 2 requests came from two different people. I declined the request to sell my used panties but decided to grant the request regarding IDLE 3.

Fedora these days comes with Python 2 AND Python 3 preinstalled.  You can check it for yourself.

To see if you if Python 2 is installed, fire up terminal and type:

python

Python 2 will open, as you can see below:

python2

To exit Python 2 type:

ctrl+d

To check if you have Python 3 type:

python3

python3

You exit Python 3 the same way as Python 2.

For Python 2 you need IDLE, for Python 3 you need IDLE 3. Yep, seperate IDLEs for different Pythons 🐱 If you want to install IDLE read this post. For IDLE 3 follow instructions below.

To install IDLE 3 open terminal and type:

su

When asked type your password. Then:

dnf install python3-tools

intallidle3

After IDLE 3 is installed, to open it you need open terminal and type:

idle3

openingidle3Notice how you don’t have to be root to open IDLE 3?

****WARNING!****

Don’t close terminal while having IDLE3 open, if you do so it will close IDLE3 too!

Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie 😛


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How to enter BIOS or the boot menu on a Dell

Right now I own 2 Dell laptops, yes I am quite the Dell fan ❤ It is very easy to buy the business line second hand. Those laptops are often still in a very good condition. And I love how easy Linux runs on a Dell, can't say that for other brands I owned :/

I right now own these two models:

  • Dell E5250 (bought new a couple of years ago, download user manual here)
  • Dell E7250 (bought second hand last week, download user manual here)

Yes I love 12’5 inches 😎

To enter the BIOS press (I think you need to be “On Legacy” for this to work).

F2

To enter the boot menu, which also gives you access to BIOS hit

F12

You should hit either of these buttons during start up the moment you see the Dell logo. For the love of God, don’t wait for the computer to be fully started up 🙄

****WARNING****

BIOS is NOT the place to clown around. Don’t go there unless you really HAVE to. Fucking around in BIOS (you know like modding it 😳 ) is THE way to turn your laptop in a useless brick!

I am not going deeper into the UEFI and BIOS thingy, that is not the aim off this blog. Basically UEFI is the hot new BIOS but everyone still calls it BIOS 😎 You can read a thing or two about it regarding Fedora here. Since you guys love to download the PDF’s I upload, here is PDF version of the site I am referring to.