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 you’ll need GObject and PIL, you’ll likely want Pillow. Some things you […]

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.

Scribus 1.5.5 Book Cover Tutorial Video

I wanted to give Scribus another try and had some downtime today. I used it eariler in the year to create a book cover for a friend’s family member who publishes on Amazon. This time I wanted to refresh myself and learn a bit more so why not record a video to show the compete […]

Flowblade 2 Video Editor Video Tutorial made in Flowblade

I decided to give Flowblade Video Editor a go for the hell of it. I got tired of playing Divine Divinity. In the past I had stability issues with Flowblade so I tended to use Pitivi or KDEnlive and avoid it. Since it is now at 2.0 I wanted to give it a try. I […]

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. […]

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 […]