COPPA is yet another misplaced control.

Why didn’t Google, YouTube simply take video content a creator choses to mark as thirteen and up or monetizes out of the public space and require users to be logged in to view those videos regardless of actual content? Seems to me that giving your cash cow a choice is better than keeping everything public at […]

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Boltune wireless ear-buds work great with Linux

I bought these awesome wireless ear-buds so I could game without bothering my wife. She has Apple AirPods and raves about them. Well, I’m not spending that much to listen to games and occasional music. I wouldn’t want to take them out of the house at that price point. Don’t get me wrong, Apple makes […]

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 […]

Automated Dynatrace API data dumps from PowerShell

There are many ways to do this. I wrote this in Python and now PowerShell. The original was a bat file. PowerShell is easier to work with than bat/cmd f since they can be touchy with quoted strings and html encoding. This PowerShell gets the job done for both v1 and v2 and has a […]

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 […]

Tablo Dual WiFi TV Tuner DVR and Antenna

I have wanted to dump cable for years, since around 2005 when I built my fist real media system with HDHomeRun to deliver TV to all out devices. I split the cable and plugged that into the second HDHomeRun antenna so I could get cable and OTA TV on our wireless devices back when that […]

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 […]

POP OS 19.10 GTA V and Streaming Setup.

I had a fun weekend of installing various Linux distros on my son’s Asus ROG (2018ish) laptop in order to get GTV 5 running, which of course lead to me installing various Linux distros on my own laptop, because why not? More on actual install of Pop! OS. Please note: This post contains affiliate links. I […]