The CUTE Journey

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Every now and then you will find yourself needing to install a really old Ubuntu version. I stumbled into this with CUTE and Scintilla. You see, the RedDiamond project really needs to jump ship from QPlainTextEdit. The syntax highlighting available in that module is horribly inefficient. If you never have more than a couple thousand […]

The Best Part of Low End

As I get closer and closer to the cranky old man stage of life I get pickier and picker about my monitors and office lighting. I also find supposed high end products intolerable. Anyone who reads this blog knows I write a lot of books. “The Minimum You Need to Know About the Phallus of […]

OpenSUSE Leap 15.1

At some point I will learn to not get into conversations with people who are either new to programming or have done only one thing all of their lives. One such person suggested I should use OpenSUSE Leap for my Linux desktop. What they knew not was that I used to use SuSE Linux back […]

KDE Neon – Ubuntu – Will Not Boot Properly After Kernel 5.3.0 Upgrade

nvidia driver in use

So, late on Friday you are typing away and see the little blue dot from the Software Updater built into KDE Neon. Maybe you are running Ubuntu and saw a message. Doesn’t matter how you made the decision to install updates late on a Friday, you are now screwed. Yeah. I know your pain. Why […]