Tag: IT

  • DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 20.04

    DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 20.04

    Ensure CUPS is running Install dependencies Configure printer via CUPS web UI http://localhost:631

  • Project Ideas (Master List)

    I have a lot of ideas for webapps and games and videos and misc. Here are a bunch of them. Interactive Programming Stream on Chaturbate Streamer appears on screen as a 3d Vtuber with motion tracking (Projekt Melody style.) Programming or math questions are presented to chat. Chat participants type their answers. Correct answers automatically […]

  • Linux Laptops

    Linux Laptops

    Years ago it used to be that installing Linux on a laptop was a manufacturer unsupported thing that only hackers do. Nowadays, there are dozens of system manufacturers emerging that treat Linux as a first-class citzen and ship the machine pre-installed with a variety of LInux distros. Here is my list of Linux Laptops that […]

  • How to close Firefox from the Ubuntu command line

    How to close Firefox from the Ubuntu command line

    About five years ago I answered a question on Superuser.com — Can I close firefox browser tab or firefox browser from ubuntu terminal? My answer to this question was to use wmctrl, a CLI program to interact with an X Window Manager. For closing the browser gracefully, wmctrl should do the trick: you may need […]

  • My Vocaloid Playlist

    My Vocaloid Playlist

    I’ve been following virtual J-Pop idol Hatsune Miku for some years now. My love for her music, smile, and all around happy aura led me to start a collection of her and other Vocaloid videos. This playlist contains all sorts of Vocaloid content. Original music, covers, medleys, TV spots and promos, album samples, projection technologies, […]

  • Helpful programs for Windows Users

    Helpful programs for Windows Users

    This page is for people I’m helping over the phone or in person. Common programs I use are below. Chrome remote desktop Etcher ZeroTier RdpWrap TightVNC MalwareBytes AntiMalware Immunet AntiVirus Rufus Notepad++ Slimware Driver Update Boxstarter

  • How to convert an image to a data url

    How to convert an image to a data url

    I have a project where I want to embed an PNG image into a Tampermonkey script. Lucky for me, Firefox is capable of converting an image file on disk into a base64 dataurl! All I had to do is right click on the file I wanted to convert, and open it in Firefox. After that, […]

  • Install magic-wormhole on Windows 7

    Install magic-wormhole on Windows 7

    magic-wormhole Is a CLI program to quickly, securely, and easily transfer files from one computer to another. I thought the README.md for magic-wormhole was lacking some details on how to install the program on Windows. This sort of thing is probably obvious to any Windows Python dev, but I’m a Linux guy so I was […]

  • Nagios snmp_get CRITICAL – Plugin timed out while executing system call

    Nagios snmp_get CRITICAL – Plugin timed out while executing system call

    I started up a new Naemon (Nagios fork) server, and I came across this error while monitoring a Cisco switch. chris@machine:/usr/lib/nagios/plugins$ ./check_snmp -H 192.168.1.62 -C public -o sysUpTime.0 CRITICAL – Plugin timed out while executing system call I researched a bit, and found lots of unresolved forum and mailing list threads about the same issue. […]

  • DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 14.04

    DYMO 4XL on Ubuntu 14.04

    Prerequisites sudo apt-get install build-essential libcups2-dev libcupsimage2-dev Set up CUPS driver Download the Linux toolkit from DYMO Extract tar xvf dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.tar.gz change to directory of extracted files cd dymo-cups-drivers-1.4.0.5/ configure the CUPS driver ./configure compile the driver make install the driver sudo make install Now you can go to http://127.0.0.1:631 and add the printer. Use […]

  • Linux – How to mount an OSX dd disk image

    Linux – How to mount an OSX dd disk image

    My 2011 Mac Mini was running so slowly, that I decided to back up it’s entire hard disk, and switch to Ubuntu. For the backup process, I opted to boot into a live Ubuntu environment, then use dd to copy the entire hard drive to a USB external hard drive. I can’t remember the exact […]