Ardour 8 on Ubuntu 24.04 – Set memory unlimited and real-time priority.

Install Ardour 8 from Flathub or build it yourself. Flatpak is not installed on Ubuntu 24.04 so you will need to set it up. This should also work for Renoise if it uses Pipewire. The limits file will not work. When you run Ardour you will likely receive the following warning: Your system has a […]

Quick Linux Install Tip – Drives

One of the best things about Linux is that you can use a drive as home. It’s easy to simply let the Linux installer configure your drives, but is it the best solution? I don”t think so. Either way, this is how I do things. Note: If you just want to use a full drive, […]

Get Amazon Affiliate Links With Image From Python Using Amazon’s API.

This script will show you how to build an Amazon affiliate link with image from the new API that generates HTML that can be inserted into a blog. I made this as an example for my wife. She ended up using a plugin in WordPress. It uses python-amazon-paapi to do all the heavy lifting. You […]

How to get your encrypted Amazon e-books to ePub

Capitalism sucks and it is very apparent when you buy Amazon e-books. Don’t think locking books you buy down to Amazon and their eBook readers is good for authors. It is for Amazon investors and Bezos, period. Notice how easy they made if for authors to publish on their platform and the lack of editor […]

Show HEIC thumbnails in Gnome Files

This is all that is needed to get Apple HEIC image thumbnails in the Gnome file manager. I am currently running Ubuntu 23.04 but this should be similar in most distros using their package managers. It’s so easy a caveman could do it… sudo apt update sudo apt install libheif1 heif-thumbnailer heif-gdk-pixbuf That’s it. You […]

AutoStart Maestral Dropbox Client In Python Virtual Environment

Update May 1st, 2024: Maestral is now available via pipx. Pipx is similar to virtual environments and simplifies things. First thing, open the terminal and run each command as listed. # = comment… Install pipx: sudo apt install pipx # I am running Ubuntu 24.04 currently. Alter for your system.pipx ensurepath Install maestral: pipx install […]

Creating a simple radial percent gauge in Flet

I was cleaning up and found some old gauges I had built years ago. I created the images in Inkscape and likely deleted the Flash and JavaScript code. Anyway, since I am really digging working with Flet I thought it might be cool to re-purpose the images and create a radial gauge in Flet. Setup […]