Example PowerShell code to generate paydays and holidays with or without full calendar. The Holiday function could be shorter and more elegant, but it works for my needs.
I created these Haiku OS themes and a wallpaper over the weekend. View the info file to see how to install. They require ThemeManager, which can be installed from HaikuDepot. I did not create the wallpaper in the dark them. Attribution in info file also. The irritations: Things seem inconsistent in Haiku, it’s not a […]
A very simple Gio iPhone connection monitor in Python 3. I wrote a crappier version of this awhile ago and revamped it. Hope it’s helpful to someone.
2023 was a great year for open source, in my opinion. Many of my old Linux software favorites got major updates or overhauls. Inkscape, Scribus, and Blender are more amazing than ever! Linux itself has become a lot easier and more stable thanks to the awesome kernel updates. I know some folks have issues with […]
This script will show you how to build an Amazon affiliate link with image from the new API that generates HTML that can be inserted into a blog. I made this as an example for my wife. She ended up using a plugin in WordPress. It uses python-amazon-paapi to do all the heavy lifting. You […]
Snaps do have a purge argument but I always forget to use it. I wrote a script in Python to help with my laziness. This will only remove snap data for apps that have been uninstalled. If you want to keep the data and configs for some apps you will need to include the name […]
Here are a few tools I have been using this year. I absolutely love these open source apps and I think you might too. Amberol Amberol is a music player with no delusions of grandeur. If you just want to play music available on your local system then Amberol is the music player you are […]
Capitalism sucks and it is very apparent when you buy Amazon e-books. Don’t think locking books you buy down to Amazon and their eBook readers is good for authors. It is for Amazon investors and Bezos, period. Notice how easy they made if for authors to publish on their platform and the lack of editor […]
This is all that is needed to get Apple HEIC image thumbnails in the Gnome file manager. I am currently running Ubuntu 23.04 but this should be similar in most distros using their package managers. It’s so easy a caveman could do it… sudo apt update sudo apt install libheif1 heif-thumbnailer heif-gdk-pixbuf That’s it. You […]
I got an update that hosed Dropbox today. I had installed the client directly from the Dropbox site. I tried their headless install for the hell of it and that did not work either. I did not try the AUR version as I assume I would get the same result. After a little poking around […]