RT Cunningham

RT Cunningham

My name is RT Cunningham and this is my home on the web. The first three characters of the domain name are my initials. I’m a nobody. Well, actually…

I’m a retired veteran, a retired American veteran. I served for 20 years and I’ve been retired from the service for more than 20 years. I’m a permanent resident of Olongapo City, Philippines but I still sometimes live in the United States. My retirement story explains it.

These are my five most recent articles:

Online Storage Drive Clients – Windows is Always Supported

RT Cunningham
May 20, 2019
Technology

When it comes to online storage drive clients, Windows is always supported. Macs are usually supported and Linux machines are usually ignored.

Way back in 2012, Google promised a Linux version of the Windows client. They have yet to deliver. A few Linux enthusiasts developed some command-line utilities (Grive, Grive2 and others) to compensate but I never wanted to mess with any of them. Times have changed even if Google hasn’t.

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My Old Hawaiian Stomping Grounds and Possibly Some New Ones

RT Cunningham
May 18, 2019
Places

Although I have years of history with the islands of Hawaii, I’m definitely not Hawaiian. I can’t even be considered a “local”. I’m just an average haole from the mainland.

I attended the last few months of my 8th grade school year and a little more than three years of high school on the island of Kauai. The last time I was on that island was in 1977, when I was still 16 years of age, so I don’t remember everything.

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Honey Whiskey is My Latest Passion in Alcoholic Beverages

RT Cunningham
May 17, 2019
Food and Drink

Like any form of alcohol, honey whiskey is an acquired taste. I began my latest passion while looking for an alcoholic beverage with fewer carbs than cocktails. And fewer than light beer, which I really don’t like. I’m trying to maintain a low-carb diet.

I don’t mind stronger forms of whiskey when used in cocktails because the mixer takes the edge off. With a milder form, a mixer really isn’t required.

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File Sync Software – There are More Choices than Ever Before

RT Cunningham
May 16, 2019
Technology

The best way to make carbon copies of your files is to use file sync software designed for it. I’ve only used two or three services but there are plenty more to choose from. I’ve also used software not tied to any service.

I received the least amount of free storage space from Dropbox when I signed up years ago but it’s the service I’m using today. My database backups are uploaded daily using a BASH script.

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The Linux Operating System – Call it Whatever You Like

RT Cunningham
May 14, 2019
Linux

By itself, the word “Linux” isn’t an operating system. It’s the Linux kernel, only one component (although an important one) of an entire operating system. Even though the original name is GNU/Linux, most people leave off the “GNU/”. People nickname everything and I consider “Linux” an appropriate nickname. I will always use the nickname instead of the full name.

I’m a big Linux enthusiast. Like everything I’m interested in, I’m not quite a fanatic. Desktop Linux has come a long way since the first time I messed with it. Back then, you couldn’t do anything worthwhile without knowing tons of command line interface commands. The desktop didn’t include much of anything. Today, it’s how Windows should be.

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