Monthly Archives: July 2016

OOPC (Object Oriented Programming in C) Conventions

Because C is not an object oriented programming language, if you want to use it for object oriented programming, you need to do it yourself. But how best to do this? Here are some of the conventions I prefer to … Continue reading

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Installing Chrome on LMDE 2

To install Chrome on LMDE 2 (which is required if you want to watch Netflix on Linux): Browse to: https://www.google.co.in/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html Click Download Chrome Click Accept and Install In the Opening google-chrom-stable_current_amd64.deb dialog, click OK (to Open with GDebi Installer) When … Continue reading

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WD My Cloud for Linux Users

The WD My Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is not designed for Linux. If you are using a Linux computer, here’s how to get started: Connect your WD My Cloud to a port on your modem, router, or a switch … Continue reading

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Jim’s C Naming Conventions

I’m going to set down my own preferred naming conventions, which I typically follow in code I’m writing for myself. They have a lot in common with the standards we followed in the SXE project. I’ll note where they differ … Continue reading

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Adding Your Own Tools to the PATH

OK, so you’ve got some useful tools you’ve written (or simply forked from github.com). How best to make them useable from the Terminal? One way or another, you’ve got to get them into the PATH. If you have sudo privileges … Continue reading

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Configuring Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (Betsy)

Well, once again I’ve taken this now clunky Gateway laptop down to the bare metal. After “upgrading” from LMDE 1 to a non working computer, I installed LMDE 2 (Betsy) and restored the files I’d backed up before the “upgrade”. … Continue reading

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Rest in Peace, LMDE 1

The GIMP (GNU image manipulation program) has been getting less and less usable. It finally reached the point of no return for me. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t get basic painting to work. The GIMP has become so … Continue reading

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