Tag: ubuntu

  • Mon Mar 9 2020

    Mon Mar 9 2020

    9:48AM. There’s a big truck outside my window which I believe has an industrial wood chipper. It’s making a ton of noise and the house shakes. Every now and then I hear a chainsaw. My dad must have got a crew to come take care of the diseased trees. Apparently there are beetles which are […]

  • Mon Mar 2 2020

    Mon Mar 2 2020

    9:10AM. I already read a bunch of pages in I thought it was just me by Brene Brown, and I exercised. Walking, jogging, yoga, and pushups. Then I showered and packed and shipped 2 eBay sales and I walked them to the mailbox. I couldn’t do as much yoga as I wanted to do. As […]

  • Thu Jan 23 2020

    Thu Jan 23 2020

    I’ve been putting something off for awhile because it’s uncomfortable and the thought makes me uneasy. I have to tell my dad that I need to detach from him financially. I don’t want to take any more projects from him. It’s my time to blaze my own trail and it’s necessary I do so if […]

  • 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 […]

  • League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 (September 2016)

    I’m switching from OSX to Ubuntu, and I’d like to be able to play my favorite game. Playonlinux has an install script for League of Legends, but it hasn’t been maintained in awhile, and there are some show stopping bugs. Here is how I got League of Legends to run on Ubuntu 14.04 in September […]

  • Intrepid Ibex Graphic

    In my recent youtube video, lighter, I used a drawing of an Intrepid Ibex by icantthinkofaname-09 from deviantart. Since the image license is CC BY-SA 3.0 I am compelled to share the adapted work. I needed to replace the white background with a transparent one, so I opened the original png in inkscape and traced the bitmap, […]

  • eeePC 701 error: “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

    Loading fog/os/ubuntu/12.04/i386/linux…………..[…] Loading fog/os/ubuntu/12.04/i386/initrd.gz………..[…]….ready. This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. I keep coming across this issue on my eeePC. I’ve solved it more than once, but I never make note of how I solve it. The issue […]

  • Litecoin mining in headless Ubuntu 12.04 with GeForce 8400 GS

    Just putting my notes here. Prereqs: cgminer openCL scrypt git Get openCL sudo apt-get -y install opencl-headers Move to temporary directory and get cgminer cd ~/tmp git clone https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer enter cgminer directory and run autogen cd cgminer ./autogen.sh configure with scrypt enabled ./configure –enable-script compile! make  

  • Nagios “NRPE: Command ‘check_disk_root’ not defined”

    I had this error on nagios for the longest time. “NRPE: Command ‘check_disk_root’ not defined” This problem server, called derp is running NRPE under xinetd. Today I solved the issue! Big thanks to this answer on stackoverflow. In this answer by Jim Black, Jim says, “Be sure you killed off all the old daemons, including […]