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How to install PostgreSQL on Fedora 33

XpsnQt uses PostgreSQL as its database so “How to install PostgreSQL on Fedora 33” became a question worth answering. Once again, most of the stuff you find online is horribly out of date. Open a terminal and type the following to see just how much PostgreSQL stuff there is in the repos. That is going to scroll a while because it is a lot! The actual install is accomplished via this terminal command. Always install the server development package no matter what platform you are working on. Many things need it and few of them are good about listing it as a dependency. When you are done PostgreSQL will be installed, but not active. Just like Manjaro, Fedora doesn’t initialize…

A Faster Hard Drive Makes Your Computer Slower

It sounds like the most counter intuitive statement one could make. A faster hard drive makes your computer slower. If you understand how and why you will understand it is a fact. A faster hard drive really can make your computer slower. This is more fallout from my Manjaro experiments. You really should read the previous post about the resume error on boot to get a full background no how we got here. I’ve always loved this little i5. I don’t use it for much in the way of development, just writing books. The rest of the time it crunches numbers for BOINC helping to cure cancer and solve the COVID-19 pandemic problem. Whenever I’m going to embark on a…

Boinc on Majaro

Historically, Boinc on Majaro has been a trail of tears for most users. Most other distros do a fine job of packaging Boinc for their flavor of Linux, but Majaro, not so much. There is always a bunch of manual tasks one has to do to make things actually work. Most of these are cloaked in mystery and most of the Websites you find will have out of date information. Search engines – the last great refuge of stale data One of the real issues for users of Arch based distros is the constant churn and change. I first tried the Gnome edition of 5.20 and boinc manager failed to even start. I scrapped that attempt and pulled down the…

So You Can’t Get Your Qt Models to Work With QML?

This particular rant was started by my looking to divert my mind by answering a question on StackOverflow. Never ever ever go to StackOverflow. Kids today just don’t know squat and there is nothing you can do to help them. Let’s start with my initial response an a slightly improved image. QML is just a hand polished turd. There is no polite way to put it. Qt made a desperate ploy to attract script kiddies in the iDiot phone market with QML. The problem is, by and large, script kiddies don’t know anything. They tend to be “self-taught” with far more emphasis on “self” than “taught.” No grounding in the fundamentals of application design and software development. They just want…

Storm Warning

Davenport Series, Book 6 Conspiracy Thriller, Action Thriller, Thriller In this book, the Rickter Plague has descended onto the world, wiping out populations across the globe. Civilizations are no more. Some people are naturally immune. Most are not. A serum is on every survivors mind. But without laws or the ability to enforce them, the lawless have also descended onto the world. Some have even planned for it. Before unleashing the plague, Stan Rickter had purchased several properties—outposts—all across the United States. These staging areas, like the abandoned Roosevelt Island Smallpox Hospital in New York State and the Seaside Sanatorium on the Connecticut coast, would be the starting points for a new world controlled by his extremists. Guided by a…