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.

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 […]

Install Photoshop CS6 on POP!OS 20.04 in PlayOnLinux

I find that Krita and/or The Gimp can pretty much do everything I want but one thing they can’t do is provide some of the excellent plug-ins found for Photoshop. If Krita could get Photoshop plug-in support I would imagine it would take a big chuck of Adobe’s end user market. I really don’t want […]

Second Laptop Monitor: 15.6″ Auzai Portable Review

We all know having a second monitor is nice. Being able to have documentation, video monitor, reference photo, audio meters, whatever off you main screen is so convenient and frankly more productive. I never considered having a second monitor for my laptop that I could carry with me but it’s actually rather nice extending the […]

Python and Gtk code to reduce file size and resize images for web usage.

I needed a tool for my wife to resize images for her blog and I found one called Trimage. I wasn’t much fond of it so I wrote my own, it’s fast and stable for only a days worth of coding. To run the code directly you’ll need GObject and PIL, you might want Pillow […]

Top apps and utilities to make your OS shine.

I get bored easily and I am a visual person, I like my desktop to be flashy and beautiful. I also like things that speed up my productivity in a visual appealing way. Of course I am a Linux user, which makes theming way more easy and a lot more flexible than Windows and Mac […]

XAMPP Non-root access to htdocs without changing permissions.

So you install XAMPP (Apache, PHP, MySQL development environment) and are ready to create your world famous web application but XAMPP installs into opt, which requires root to write to the files. You could change permissions, add groups, or symlink with some variation but why? Apache can serve docs from anywhere with a few changes […]

Linux\Open Source Apps that tend to get overlooked on the blog lists.

Most people know about The Gimp, Filezilla, and Blender. because they tend to get blogged often. They are great apps but here are a few that I think need some blog love. Utilities Sophos AntiVirus. I use this on my Linux machine as it scans in the background and is light on resources. I know […]

Flowblade 2.2.0 Effects Tutorials

Had a little time today so I wanted to do some effects in Flowblade. If you need a little guidance maybe these will help. There are three in this video.