MyHogan Home Page

Welcome to my Website. I’ve created this site to be an online reference for myself. While it is designed with me being the primary audience, you may find the information here useful for yourself as well. So, with that caveat in mind, feel free to browse its pages, and enjoy!


  • Linux

Every six months there is a new release of Ubuntu. I tend to upgrade (or clean install) these new releases as they come out. The process takes less than a half hour. However there are customizations that I need to do to make my PC’s function the way I want. These How-to’s document for me those additional steps – thereby saving me the time otherwise spent researching the Web for the forgotten solutions every six months or so.
Consequently, the How-to’s presented here will be more like a cookbook recipe – illustating “how to do it”. Generally there will be links to the Web pages that explain the topic in more detail. (I don’t intend on reinventing the wheel.)
Some of these How-to’s will represent things that I have built for myself, in which case I will try to offer a more complete explanation.
Hopefully you will find these pages useful, and that they will make your experience with Ubuntu (and / or Linux Mint) more pleasurable.
December 31, 2012
I’ve switched from Ubuntu to Linux Mint. In my opinion Linux Mint provides a better straight out of the box experience than Ubuntu. Since Linux Mint is an enhanced version of Ubuntu, these Ubuntu How-to’s should (do) work for Linux Mint as well.
May 2014
Installed Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) Cinnamon RC. Stumbled onto a website titled “Do this first in Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon”, which contains excellent tips on how to optimize you new OS.

  • Recipes

I love cooking. However I’m more of a Rachel Ray “30 minute meal” type. These recipes are all rather straightforward. For the most part they represent adaptations (my spin) on recipes that I’ve run across – whether from friends, relatives or the Web. I love to experiment. So that said, you should view these recipes as reference or starting points from which you will build your own personal collection of Favorites.

  • Junk Drawer

An eclectic collection of articles – mostly “How To’s

  • My Quotes

Pearls of wisdom pertaining to the human condition.