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 […]

Too old for protests so I brought them to me.

I was curious if I could get CAMs from around town like I had done years ago for a dashboard I built for work. Well, it’s a hell of a lot easier now than it was! I also used to display the weather and such but a lot of that is pay to play, accept […]

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 […]

EasyGo Compucleaner 2.0 – Electric High Pressure Air Duster Quick Review

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission on some items linked on this page. My house is dusty! There is no way to avoid that fact. We have an older house and a bird and two dogs. You can clean every day but you are not getting away with your […]

VPN Count Dashboard Example

Before all hell broke loose I built a dashboard for management to give a near real-time view of health, errors, etc. Once we got sent home to work and we popped most of the work force on VPN, I was tasked with adding a widget to show connected users. Of course this is an example […]

COVID-19 sucks!

This is just insane how ill prepared most of our government and the corporate world is here in the US. Bill Gates warned you, as well as many others in the world of health and science. Anyway, if you need to move workers offsite to work from home but cannot afford to just buy all […]

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 […]