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:

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 […]

Create Desktop App from WebApp.

Here’s a nifty tool for Windows, OS X, and Linux to convert web apps, like the online Amazon Kindle Reader, to a desktop app. https://www.npmjs.com/package/nativefier

Running Steam Windows Games on Linux

I’m sure these will be hit or miss, but with a little work some Steam Windows games might run. If you want a unified gaming center on Linux with Steam for Windows support check out Lutris. Might be easier than pure Wine or Play On Linux. We will see. and… Watch Dogs 2 is running […]

Using Linux with iPhone the easy way.

Update: I installed Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 and use Shotwell. Shotwell on this OS works perfectly for importing. When the file manager mounts the iPhone unmount from the dropdown in ‘Places’ – folder icon – on the top bar then open Shotwell and select iPhone and you should have no issues. Step one: Photos and video. […]