PowerShell console weather script

I wanted a little more detail than some other terminal weather programs provide so I wrote one in PowerShell. I do not consider it complete as I will eventually rewrite error handling, how I handle the data, and add better documentation. It works and can be used to learn or rework into a better script. […]

Why Facebook and PayPal, and most online services, are worse than scammers

I used to tell a joke back in the eighties, what’s the difference between an outlaw biker and a cop? The length of their hair. Meta, previously Facebook is the cop. A major retailer named Sam Ash went out of business recently and the scams flooded in on Facebook offering huge clearance discounts. One account […]

Fix missing shared libraries for a game in Lutris

This is how I fixed missing shared libs for Baulder’s Gate 1 and 2 in Lutris. Should work for any game missing shared libs though. Just be aware, I am currently running Ubuntu 24.04 so these names and paths may be different. Look at the log in Lutris by clicking on the up arrow beside […]

Ardour 8 on Ubuntu 24.04 – Set memory unlimited and real-time priority.

Install Ardour 8 from Flathub or build it yourself. Flatpak is not installed on Ubuntu 24.04 so you will need to set it up. This should also work for Renoise if it uses Pipewire. The limits file will not work. When you run Ardour you will likely receive the following warning: Your system has a […]

Ubuntu 24.04 installs snaps by default using apt? Nope!

While reading through Ubuntu blogs I came across this post complaining about snaps, I AM SO DISAPPOINTED WITH UBUNTU 24.04. It may be partly true, I am not sure as I did not install a ton of shit using apt to test. I will say that it is likely very true of the new app […]

Quick Linux Install Tip – Drives

One of the best things about Linux is that you can use a drive as home. It’s easy to simply let the Linux installer configure your drives, but is it the best solution? I don”t think so. Either way, this is how I do things. Note: If you just want to use a full drive, […]

Haiku OS Themes

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 […]

My favorite Linux software of 2023

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 […]