Element | Matrix Chat Client on openSUSE

All the kids have been talking about the wonders of Matrix as the future of decentralized, secure communication. I have known about it, seen bridges being used in the openSUSE discord and Telegram rooms. Most of my experience has not been great, generally there were significant delays. I have used a few clients, Riot.im on … Continue reading Element | Matrix Chat Client on openSUSE

Facebook Container Tab in Firefox

Guard Your Privacy Online An unfortunate reality to life online today is that some popular sites do not respect your privacy at all. The issue is not the data that you knowingly and freely give them. The issue is that they collect data on you without explicit consent. Oh, sure, you do agree to their … Continue reading Facebook Container Tab in Firefox

Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

Another prime number... and no the title doesn't make sense. It's just a nonsensical way to string everything together. 19th Noodling on a mid-August night 19 Episodes… 19 is another prime number! Fun facts about chocolate milk can be found here BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux My BIOS was 4 years out of date. … Continue reading Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

OBS NDI™ Plugin on openSUSE

The NDI plugin offers a fairly easy way to send OBS video signal (presumably other applications can take advantage of this too) to another OBS instance on another machine. This can come in handy for numerous reasons such as splitting up workloads between machines by capturing output from one machine, such as gaming computer, to … Continue reading OBS NDI™ Plugin on openSUSE

AntiMicro | Map Keyboard and Mouse Controls to Gamepad on openSUSE

Installed a game called Pokemon Insurgence on Lutris and there was no way to play the game with a gamepad. Rather than try to fight things, set out for an application that would map the keyboard controls to the WiiU Pro Controller that has become my gamepad of choice. I know I heard it was … Continue reading AntiMicro | Map Keyboard and Mouse Controls to Gamepad on openSUSE

BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux

...Sort of. It didn't require using Windows My BIOS was 4 years out of date. I thought it was time to update it. I went to the Dell Support page and noticed that they only had *.exe files available. I sighed and was initially frustrated because my initial supposition was that I was going to … Continue reading BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux

Noodlings 18 | Hardware is for the Terminal

18 is such an adult number. Perhaps I am truly becoming a grown up podcast here. 18th Noodling of mid-summer musings 18 Episodes… 18 is a fun number. Divisible by 2, 3, 6 and 9. The age you can vote in the United States. LG 29″ UltraWide | Monitor Upgrade and Configuration on Linux I have … Continue reading Noodlings 18 | Hardware is for the Terminal

Turn off Monitor using CLI

This is another gift to future me from present me. I made the mistake of not properly writing this down before so I had to search for the answer. The problem is, sometimes, it seems as though Plasma is not shutting off my external screens consistently. I can't say why but I have a suspicion … Continue reading Turn off Monitor using CLI

Tmux Desktop on openSUSE Linux

I can't say that I ever spent my childhood wishing I had the ultimate terminal desktop but the more I have played on Linux, the more I have spent time in the terminal and I really can't explain why I find it so charming. Perhaps it is the low memory usage of the applications? The … Continue reading Tmux Desktop on openSUSE Linux

LG 29″ UltraWide | Monitor Upgrade and Configuration on Linux

I have historically made my hardware decisions based on price, generally I get what I can get for as low or as reasonable as possible. Basically, I go for free or near-free and fabri-cobble something together. After seeing some other computer setups, I have really thought that I want to be able to function more … Continue reading LG 29″ UltraWide | Monitor Upgrade and Configuration on Linux