After daydreaming about running my Linux computer from an SSD for years (ever since I saw how fast it made my wife’s Linux install), I finally did it on the main Linux computer (SuperMario) as the root hard drive was getting old and was liable to die at any moment. The last time I’d installed […]
Back in October, I created a video showing my workflow with Digikam and RawTherapee. After spending lots of months working with both programs and tinkering to see what works best, I have updated my workflow. Based on the current versions of the programs, here is my updated workflow:
A quick thank you to the developers of OBS for adding the latest features in OBS Multiplatform 0.13.1. It was already a great platform, but with Studio Mode and video sources starting anew when going to a scene, it is near perfect for my use. All this by volunteers and for all three major OS […]
One of the great things about Steam and the internet is the cloud save. It means that you can go from computer to computer and, as long as it’s connected to the Internet, you can pick up your game where you left off. In my case, I have a Windows computer and a Linux computer […]
I used to have a Team Fortress 2 server on CentOS 6 with Virtual Box. Now that I’m using KVM/QEMU/Libvirt, I wanted to set up a new one. Also, Valve somewhat changed how they worked a few years ago and I wanted a clean slate. I started with a VM with 40GB. It’s not supposed […]
So, the current solution for bridging with KVM/QEMU/Libvirt involves macvtap. This allows your VM to be seen by computers on the network which is key if you want to, say, run a server or DNS on a VM. However, there’s a catch – the host can’t reach the VM. Sometimes this doesn’t matter and sometimes […]
I have VM running Emby that I set up a while ago on an low spec machine that had been the guest computer before everyone got Chromebooks and tablets. But it only had 2GB of RAM and I gave 1GB to the VM. So I added some new RAM to bring the system up to […]
Recently I’ve been having a problem where the Emby server kept dying. I haven’t been able to figure out what is causing it. So while I’ve been trying to figure it out with the Emby folks, I fixed up the systemd script for Emby so that it would restart itself whenever it died. It was […]
Upgraded the final computer – the server host that has the VM with our Kodi stuff. It was the least complicated upgrade – didn’t have to remove anything – it just worked. And that was a great change, for once. (Not that the others were too much of a pain).
For some reason gazebo-doc the Fedora 22 version conflicted with the Fedora 23 version so I had to delete that. Also, despite the system claiming that it would not have to download the packages again, it appeared to not actually work that way – at least the second time I ran things. (After removing Kernel-debug […]
Now that it seems the nvidia driver that deals with the latest Xorg is available, I decided to try and upgrade my main computer, SuperMario. I started with the dnf commands: dnf update –refresh dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23 As usual, old packages reared their ugly heads. They’d made it this far, but […]
18 GB RAM on Bowser Thanks to mom, now I have 18 GB of triple RAM on Bowser. Incidentally, it’s the first time I’ve used the Task Manager in Window 10 and it’s really slick! I like it – it matches the look/feel/usability of the similar utilities in KDE’s Plasma 5.
I created my first GPG key 10 years ago when I didn’t really know anything about encryption. So I have created a new key and signed it with my old one. You can find it here: My New GPG Key I’ve also uploaded it to the servers supported by KGPG.
It went a little something like this. Scarlett: “Will the leaves be back in the Spring?” Eric: “Yes, they’ve fallen now, but they’ll be back in the Spring.” Scarlett: “It’s like MAGIC!” So much in there – learning things for the first time, the wonder of childhood, the reason it took humans to long to […]
People often recommend using CentOS for your desktop machine if you find Fedora’s pace to be too fast. Does this even make sense? I decided to explore the idea of CentOS 7 as a desktop computer using my wife’s requirements as the benchmark. Why? Because my wife likes long term support distros. What’s more long […]