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.

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 […]

Kids Home Schooling or need something to do during the pandemic?

If you need to keep the kids learning, or just entertained while waiting for the virus to sweep though the population, maybe a few of these open source tools can help to keep them off your back while you try to do your job from home? 🙂 You can tell them it’s my fault so […]

COVID-19 got you going stir crazy? Play some classic RPGs!

Here is a list of classics. I played most of these when they were new. Played them again when they became abandon-ware. Unfortunately since GOG and Steam appeared these once free classics are being sold again. Can you imagine buying a copy of Windows 98? You don’t have too… Just get a copy of VMWare […]

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 […]