Steam is a loss of freedom.

If you bought Cyberpunk 2077 from GOG you own the game. You can download the installer as a backup and the game is DRM free. The same is true of all the games there and they do a good job of updating and patching games. Steam is a controlled game store. Steam has many of […]

Garuda KDE Dr4g0nized is beautiful!

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I was running Manjaro on my son’s older Asus ROG and he complained about game performance so it has been sitting. I was wanting to check out Garuda so I installed it today on his Asus. I only had a few hiccups once installed and was rather forced to install the Dr460ized version – I […]

Alternative Manjaro Cat Wallpaper

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I really liked the Manjaro cat wallpaper included in the KDE flavor (the original artist is muser on https://forum.manjaro.org/) but wanted it spiced up so I made my own. Here are the files I created to make the wallpaper, includes the Inkscape cat svg and Krita file. To create the background I just used the […]

Creating a Natron/KDEnlive space animation.

Had some downtime and wanted to give Natron a try. It has always ran like shit on the Linux distributions I run so I don’t think I’d use it for big projects but for small clips, like maybe subscribe buttons, it works great. I just hope someone picks up the development again, because I like […]

Manjaro Linux Rocks

What can I say about Manjaro 19.0 Kyria KDE Edition? It is the absolute best Linux distribution that I have installed to date. Goodbye POP! OS. I am running a 2018 Oryx from System 76 who also makes POP! OS and Manjaro actually works better on their hardware.

Just because Apple says it’s waterproof doesn’t make it so.

My son has the Apple XS iPhone, which was advertised as water resistant. While he was video recording a restoration project the phone accidentally got splashed while washing the object he was restoring. Within a day it began displaying damage as the screen and camera began to behave oddly. I told him to shut it […]

Fetch COVID-19 US state data and upload to site as JSON in Python 3.

During the protests while already being locked down by the virus and curfews, maybe fear that the end was here (nah, we know better), I got bored and made a dashboard to watch the protest action from the safety of home as neither of us can risk the cost of COVID treatment or loss of […]