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 […]

First App Example In Nim

First impression of Nim was, wow! I’m a big Python guy so the syntax made me feel at home. I installed initially with apt and found it to be a tad old. Still, things worked great until I installed a few packages. None would import no matter what I did. I got close but they […]

Gambas 3 TreeView and TabStrip Example Code

I sometimes play around with Xojo and PureBasic for quick and simple GUI apps since the interface designers are convenient and the language makes for easy coding. I was checking out Gambas 3 and found it to be fairly good but lacking in a lot of examples. I was messing around with TreeView and TabStrip […]

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 https://github.com/maparent/pyodbc/tree/v3-virtuoso Unzip, cd into the expended folder, then type: $ sudo python setup.py build install Add the following in the odbc.ini: $ sudo nano /etc/odbc.ini Add the […]

Batch base64 encode PNGs in Python 3 for use in CSS.

I wrote a simple Python 3 script to base64 encode a series of PNG images for use in CSS, or whatever. If you’re learning Python try adding file output or even go a step further and generate the CSS lines. If you’re here I will assume you are wanting these for CSS but if not, […]

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 […]