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 […]

Fun with video in a Bootstrap 4 carousel.

I am working on a project at work and they were interested in a video playing up top. I decided it might be more fun if you have a series of videos. I already had Bootstrap 4.3.1 doing things on the page and I almost always have JQuery – you don’t really need JQuery but […]

COPPA is yet another misplaced control.

Why didn’t Google, YouTube simply take video content a creator choses to mark as thirteen and up or monetizes out of the public space and require users to be logged in to view those videos regardless of actual content? Seems to me that giving your cash cow a choice is better than keeping everything public at […]

Boltune wireless ear-buds work great with Linux

I bought these awesome wireless ear-buds so I could game without bothering my wife. She has Apple AirPods and raves about them. Well, I’m not spending that much to listen to games and occasional music. I wouldn’t want to take them out of the house at that price point. Don’t get me wrong, Apple makes […]

Tablo Dual WiFi TV Tuner DVR and Antenna

I have wanted to dump cable for years, since around 2005 when I built my fist real media system with HDHomeRun to deliver TV to all out devices. I split the cable and plugged that into the second HDHomeRun antenna so I could get cable and OTA TV on our wireless devices back when that […]

Playing RetroArch games in Lutris

Setting up 3DO, and other virtualized game systems requiring a BIOS, to run in Lutris with RetroArch. It’s straight forward and will be similar for each platform. My Logitech controller worked as expected as well; however, I did update everything in RetroArch before setting up in Lutris so I am not sure if that mattered. […]

Installing and Setting Up Pop OS 19.10

Installing Pop OS is fairly straight forward and easy. I didn’t notice any differences between 19.10 and previous versions. I have installed this on an Asus and System 76 Oryx Pro, which is my main laptop. Asus setup was also easy; although, the Asus required some more work to get gaming running smooth but even […]

POP OS 19.10 GTA V and Streaming Setup.

Update: May 7, 2020. Updated the Asus to Pop! OS 20.04 – fresh install, Steam running Proton 5. The app id for GTA V changed but I was able to do the same basic steps with the exception of installing the video driver. I installed the NVIDIA version of Pop! OS and everything worked fairly […]

Setup 3DO in RetroArch on Linux.

Awhile ago I posted a 3DO emulator that only runs on Windows. I haven’t played any retro console games in a few years beyond old PC games from GOG to be honest but I had some time and was wanting to play Slayer, my favorite game on 3DO back in the day. I also wanted […]

Simple PowerShell example to collect user logons from Security Log.

This is rather slow, IMO. I was thinking of replacing my Python solution with PowerShell since our shop is moving to PowerShell for administrative purposes. Will likely need to add some filtering on users to get rid of the noise, you can see that in my Python code posted earlier.