Get all installed software on Windows 10 with Python 3 and WMI.

This is very basic and I’d lie if I said I hadn’t tried looping through the registry for 64/32 bit, but this works great and isn’t missing entries. I deliver this in a web page making it easy to do look ups on most machines in my org. Tweak as you need, add some error […]

Monitor cron jobs on Ubuntu

If you need to monitor cron jobs to verify they run for a particular user open the terminal and type, $USER being the currently logged on user:

Linux IDE list with GUI designers.

If you are looking to develop GUI applications on Linux but don’t really want the tediousness of hand coding the interface, below are a few options. Many of these tools also run on Windows and/or Mac and can compile for all three platforms.

Why Facebook is king

Why is there no real Facebook alternative? Because no one is creating it! You got Twitter microblog clones, Ello for creators, MySpace for music, DeviantArt for the artsy crowd, Mastidon for whatever the server owner is into, old style blogs, blah blah… I hate to say it but a lot of people just want to […]

How to fix a ASUS ROG laptop installing Pop OS an adding HP scanning ability.

Installing Pop! OS 18.10 on a 2017 Asus ROG fixes every problem Windows created. 😂 Over heating? Fixed. USB connection issues? Fixed. Driver issues? None. Touch Pad sucks? Nope. Of course you might not be able to play all your favorite Windows games, but I get most to work if I put my mind to […]

Installing Cinelerra GG on Pop or Ubuntu 18.10.

If you want the latest Cinelerra GG on 18.10 you’ll need to trick the system. If you’re not comfortable you can always wait. First thing is first, add the PPA. This will cause an error, but we will fix that so ignore it. Type each command in the terminal: sudo apt-add-repository \ https://cinelerra-gg.org/download/pkgs/ub18 Open the […]

Linux Terminal “Cli Application list.

If you really love the terminal and can’t get enough here is a list of programs that should make you smile. Linux comes packed with so many command line tools already; you can do just about anything without the GUI, but what if you want more? Maybe some of these programs are for you. Many […]

Execute PowerShell from Python

I originally wrote this to execute PowerShell scripts from a Flask web interface. You can now install Powershell on Linux. Crazy, ain’t it?

List or search all installed apps on Ubuntu 18.04 with Python.

I was bored… Of course this can be done easily in the terminal, but what’s the fun in that? This should work on any flavor of Debian/Ubuntu. import os import subprocess as sp ”’ Pipe to file in terminal: $ flatpak list –app –show-details > ~/Documents/installed-flatpack.log $ dpkg –get-selections > ~/Documents/installed-software.log Not using Debian? Here’s […]