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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Restful Server In PowerShell

I know I have been focused on PowerShell but I have down time and wanted to play since our shop seems to love it so much. I think I am going to do some other posts, maybe Node or something, because PowerShell is boring. I am building a dashboard so I was playing with PowerShell […]

Classes in PowerShell

I’ve noticed that a lot of admins learning PowerShell tend to use global variables and pass things around to functions, if they use functions at all. Sometimes all you need are classes to make things cleaner and easier to manage. Classes can be intimidating to newer developers or folks who only write occasionally for admin […]