Author: AJ Reissig

My Recent Move from A Small Orange to InMotion Hosting

Many of the frequent visitors to my blog may notice not only a new look, but a footer that proudly proclaims “powered by InMotion Hosting.” After years with A Small Orange, I jumped ship about two months ago due to my dissatisfaction. In this post, I want to tell about my reasons for changing hosting companies, as well as my experience with InMotion. In the beginning…. Back when I started, I took quite a while to choose a host. I was on a budget so every penny counted, but at the same time, previous experience taught me that...

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Eliminate Screen tearing with AMD Graphics

Here is a quick tutorial for those experiencing screen tearing with AMD graphics cards. This tutorial only applies to those using the open source Radeon driver; if you’re using catalyst, there is a “tear free” option in the graphical driver setting. A note from AJ:  While this tutorial worked for me and many others, several people reported that this didn’t work and broke their system.  So consider yourself warned!  For many Linux users running AMD graphics, this may be their best option for tear-free performance. As many know, Ubuntu dropped support for the proprietary catalyst driver in Ubuntu 16.04 since...

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Simplenote Review

Note taking. It’s a need that dates to the dawn of writing…maybe even earlier. There are tons of note taking apps available for a variety of platforms, including Linux. I’ve experimented with just about every Linux-compatible note app, but never walked away satisfied. Sure, some have great features, but I need an app that is cross-platform so I can sync with my Android tablet and phone. Recently, I got my hands on the Simplenote Linux client, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with the experience. But does it meet all of my needs? Read on to find...

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How to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.6.3 in Ubuntu and Derivatives

Ubuntu 16.04 released with Linux kernel 4.4, which is a fairly recent lts kernel. However, kernel 4.6 became available on May 15th, and many Ubuntu users are chomping at the bit to take the new kernel for a spin. New features for this kernel include: Initial open-source support for GTX 900 series Runtime AHCI power management support for greater power savings Dell laptop support improvements Better security for 32-bit Linux programs Various open-source AMD graphics driver improvements A number of new ARM hardware support. For many people, upgrading to the new kernel won’t make any difference in performance, especially...

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Draw a Flat Landscape wallpaper with Gimp

Like Flat UI? In this tutorial, I demonstrate how easy it is to create a flat landscape wallpaper for you computer using Gimp. As always, thanks for watching. To keep up with my latest content, please subscribe to my channel at If you want to meet up on social media, here are my profiles: Google+ FaceBook Twitter Pinterest My Blog: If you’d like to donate to this channel, follow this link: Please visit and subscribe to my fellow Linux YouTubers: Kips Linux Tips: Jeff Linux Turner: Matthew Moore: Quidsup:...

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