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Aaron Brown
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Searching for Zen in life, a little love couldn't hurt either.
Searching for Zen in life, a little love couldn't hurt either.

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So I had an Idea, I am going to make pickles! I finished the last pickle in the jar to the right. So I got a cucumber and my son and I cut it up and put it in. He wanted thin circles, but that proved more then my culinary skill can handle so we settled with thicker circles.

The fun part will be the taste test! In a week we will try back and see how they taste :)

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I have friends that ask me for advice and assistance in setting up a linux machine for gaming. I usually start off with recommending an nvidia card since they seem to work the best for me. I also recommend Kubuntu because KDE is fantastic!

Here is the steps I send my friends that ask.

Install kubuntu 16.04 - Do not update while installing - yes to 3rd party

After Install
- Open terminal
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
- sudo apt update
- sudo apt dist-upgrade
- reboot
- Open Terminal
- sudo apt install nvidia-378 - sudo apt install wine-staging
- reboot

Most want to run windows based games, and frankly there are some I run too.

This will get you to a point that you can set up a wineprefix for the game environment. Depending on the game you want to run this can be drasticly different. Some prefer playonlinux but I never really messed with that, so I cannot say for sure it is or is not a better solution.

What I like to do is to set up a directory in my homedir called .games with the wineprefex of each game under it with its own name. What the wineprefix is if you are unfamiliar is basically its own "windows environment" to isolate the games so in case you have to have specific info for one that may not work with another. So to set up a basic wineprefix that will work for a lot of the gold rated games out there you can do the following

- open terminal
- mkdir ~/.games
- mkdir ~/.games/game1
- WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 winecfg
(note: this will build the wineprefix, follow the bouncing ball and hit yes for what ever it may ask, this will also be where you will put in some specific overrides if nessesary and game1 can be the name of the game you are running)
- WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 winetricks

In winetricks you would select the default prefix
- Select Install a windows DLL or component
- check the following, d3dx10 d3dx11_42 d3dx11_43 d3dx9 and ie8
- hit OK, let it do its thing
- select install a font
- check corefonts
- hit ok ok and close

now when you run any of the applications that you want to run in that prefex you will make a shortcut that will look like this

WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 ~/.games/game1/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/game/game.exe

Now this is just a general overview but it will get you started in most cases.

Hope this helps!

Hope this helps someone!

I have friends that ask me for advice and assistance in setting up a linux machine for gaming. I usually start off with recommending an nvidia card since they seem to work the best for me. I also recommend Kubuntu because KDE is fantastic!

Here is the steps I send my friends that ask.

Install kubuntu 16.04 - Do not update while installing - yes to 3rd party

After Install
- Open terminal
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
- sudo apt update
- sudo apt dist-upgrade
- reboot
- Open Terminal
- sudo apt install nvidia-378
- sudo apt install wine-staging
- reboot

Most want to run windows based games, and frankly there are some I run too.

This will get you to a point that you can set up a wineprefix for the game environment. Depending on the game you want to run this can be drasticly different. Some prefer playonlinux but I never really messed with that, so I cannot say for sure it is or is not a better solution.

What I like to do is to set up a directory in my homedir called .games with the wineprefex of each game under it with its own name. What the wineprefix is if you are unfamiliar is basically its own "windows environment" to isolate the games so in case you have to have specific info for one that may not work with another. So to set up a basic wineprefix that will work for a lot of the gold rated games out there you can do the following

- open terminal
- mkdir ~/.games
- mkdir ~/.games/game1
- WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 winecfg
(note: this will build the wineprefix, follow the bouncing ball and hit yes for what ever it may ask, this will also be where you will put in some specific overrides if nessesary and game1 can be the name of the game you are running)
- WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 winetricks

In winetricks you would select the default prefix
- Select Install a windows DLL or component
- check the following, d3dx10 d3dx11_42 d3dx11_43 d3dx9 and ie8
- hit OK, let it do its thing
- select install a font
- check corefonts
- hit ok ok and close

now when you run any of the applications that you want to run in that prefex you will make a shortcut that will look like this

WINEPREFIX=~/.games/game1 ~/.games/game1/drive_c/Program\ Files\ \(x86\)/game/game.exe

Now this is just a general overview but it will get you started in most cases.

Hope this helps someone!

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I have people that continue to save emails in outloook .msg format, and attach them to cases.  Since I run linux, it has been difficult to really read any of these.  I have used converters and parsers and most of it is pretty brute force.  While I can look at the email source and read it, I prefer not to.

I recently got a new system and have not set up any of the parsers and what not yet.  So I did a quick look and ran into MsgViewer.  This thing is great!  Run the jar file and either drag the message or open it via the menu and there you go!  Full easy to read interface, access to the headers and everything else you could want in an email viewer.  

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My Dad was headed to Dunkin Donuts this morning. He asks my son, "What kind of Donut do you want?"

My son says, "The kind that I like."

Well it is an accurate answer, just lacking of essential data :)
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A sign when you are in the linux terminal very often, when you are on a web page and hit CTRL+ SHIFT + C to copy some data to the clipboard.

Nothing like watching a browser go into show source mode when you are just trying to copy an email address. :)



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Yep I'm an expert at folding fitted sheets
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I loved Metalica black Album when i was younger and you know it still rocks. 

But what they did here with discarded floppies, hard disks and dot matrix printers is freakin EPIC!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hot4j97Mbk

#rockitlikeafloppydrive  

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NASA has come up with some wonderful technology.  This new bandage technology sure does beat the pants off of tang and freeze dried icecream!

http://technology.nasa.gov/patent/LAR-TOPS-194
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