Doing Battle with KaOS – Part 2

KaOS has a few things broken in it. The printer setup utility for defining printers is horrible broken. It keeps telling you to install this GTK printer discovery tool and even after you install it the printer setup utility cannot find it. I assume nobody bothers fixing it because there is a not-widely-known Web interface …

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Will the Cubs Still Be Lovable in 2017?

For longer than most of us have been alive the Cubs were the “lovable losers” and yes, Marty McFly, he did lie, off by a year. But, this brings to mind that oh so American psyche. We love to root for the kid who gets beat up on the playground every day. Bob Seger went …

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Free to Good Home

It is that time of year again. Unemployment rising, Holidays coming and people trying to cover the costs of their cell phone plan along with cable/satellite, etc. People decide to take a slow drive into the country dropping off their “unwanted” pets. I put unwanted in quotes because it is a nefarious term. Having worked …

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Mystra

Science Fiction/Fantasy Date Published: July 15, 2016 In the wake of the Kryllidar war, creatures of myth and legend, the elder races, and the psychically gifted fled the telepath phobic Alliance worlds in search of sanctuary. They found their safe haven on the planet Mystra. It was a paradise world, then something went horribly. A …

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C++ 11 and Qt — Part 2 const

This really isn’t a C++ 11 or Qt thing we need to discuss next. It is something which hoses every C/C++ programmer at some point, especially if you are either tired or reading fast. Where const is matters char txt[] = “Red baby buggy bumpers”; char *ptr = txt;               // non-const pointer, non-const data const …

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