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 […]

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VPN Count Dashboard Example

Before all hell broke loose I built a dashboard for management to give a near real-time view of health, errors, etc. Once we got sent home to work and we popped most of the work force on VPN, I was tasked with adding a widget to show connected users. Of course this is an example […]

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 […]

Linux\Open Source Apps that tend to get overlooked on the blog lists.

Most people know about The Gimp, Filezilla, and Blender. because they tend to get blogged often. They are great apps but here are a few that I think need some blog love. Utilities Sophos AntiVirus. I use this on my Linux machine as it scans in the background and is light on resources. I know […]

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 […]

Simple Python 3 threaded timer in Gtk3.

A quick and dirty timer example. If you need to execute after a period of time use Thread.Timer(). This example uses simple thread and event to start and stop a clock in a Gtk 3 window counting up time in a label. #!/usr/bin/python3 import gi gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0') from gi.repository import Gtk,Pango,GObject import threading import datetime […]