Install Virtuoso 6.1.6 for use with Python 3 on LinuxMint 18

Install the following from the Software Manager (use apt if you prefer): Virtuoso-opensource Virtuoso-server Virtuoso-vad-conductor Virtuoso-vad-isparql Virtuoso-vsp-startpage Virtuoso-opensource-6.1 Virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin Virtuoso-opensource-61-common Unixodbc Libvirtodbc0 Download zip and Install PyODBC from Unzip, cd into the expended folder, then type: $ sudo python build install Add the following in the odbc.ini: $ sudo nano /etc/odbc.ini Add the […]

Leucine calculator for MSUD management. Windows, Mac, and Linux.

I created a calculator to approximately calculate milligrams of leucine and exchange based on serving size by grams of protein. You can save the calculation as a food and further calculate meal totals. It could be helpful for people with MSUD or possibly body builders needing to calculate luecine intake. I provide this software free […]

Ajax driven HTML 5 radial gauge.

I’ve updated the JavaScript gauge example I created years ago. It takes a value between 0 and 100 and will automatically update using Ajax to pull the values in from a json file so no need to refresh the page or submit form data, just have a script or web programming language update the json […]

Minecraft Utilities

My son has been playing a lot of Minecraft and runs a server so I made him a series of utilities to make life easier. The first few I wrote were in Python and Tk, quick and dirty, but I wanted to learn the Swift programming language so I rewrote one utility in XCode 6 […]

Moon Diary – The Witch’s journal

Update – There is a major bug in the database code that causes loss of entries. Since I never got any feedback I am not patching or rewriting this software. Use at your own risk. I created a simple journal application (book of shadows) geared towards Wiccan, it can double as a mood journal, and […]

Create a Button with hover effect in Xojo

Drag a Canvas object onto your form from the Library. Click the Canvas object and select the Inspector, top right, and turn off UseFocusRing and for Backdrop select your default image. You can select the hover image as a Backdrop as well as it will add the image to your project and save you time, […]

Thanks Apple!

Thanks Apple for effectively turning just about every program into a virtual store and/or billboard. At the same time you somehow indirectly managed to reduce the quality of most Mac software. Just about every application that I have tried reminds me of those cheap Chinese toys you get at the dollar store. The AppStore doesn’t […]


Are you looking for a simple and quick way to enter notes into the Apple’s application from the statusbar? Don’t want the extra features of big note tools or really just like Apple’s built in Notes app? Me too! So I wrote a little utility to allow quick note entry to the! Simply […]

Gauge example in Inkscape (SVG)

If you’re tasked with creating gauges for a dashboard and you want an example on how to do the graphics, I’ve created one in Inkscape. Inkscape is a free vector application if you are on a budget and can’t afford Adobe Illustrator. I made this while getting a feel for a new dashboard I’ll be […]

OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Late Night Review

I got a copy of Mountain Lion and rather than double clicking and upgrading I decided to make a bootable Mountain Lion USB drive. You will need a 8gb USB thumb drive for this, or if you prefer a DVD, you will need a dual layer 8gb DVD. For the fast and easy way to […]