Linux Saloon | GeckoLinux Distro Exploration

Our first distro exploration for 2023 was GeckoLinux, a series of spins of openSUSE that makes an easy on-ramp to get into openSUSE with the desktop of your choice. You have the option of going with the static core of openSUSE Leap or the rolling Tumbleweed with these desktops: Cinnamon XFCE GNOME Plasma MATE Budgie … Continue reading Linux Saloon | GeckoLinux Distro Exploration

Modern SRAM Memory Replacement for the Commodore 64

The first computer "love" is the Commodore 64 and I get real excited about new developments and uses of modern tech to allow the 40 year old computer to persist. it's really quite amazing what is now an obscure, old, 8-bit machine has what is arguably a more flourishing existence than it ever has. I … Continue reading Modern SRAM Memory Replacement for the Commodore 64

JSAUX Screen Protector for the SteamDeck

Originally I was going to make a video of applying a screen protector to the SteamDeck but... why? It's not like it would be all that interesting and would probably be another turd of a video so just a blathering is just as well. The production time for writing something out is far, far less … Continue reading JSAUX Screen Protector for the SteamDeck

Spell Check in KDE Plasma | Specifically Dolphin File Manager

I was doing some preparation for my weekly tutoring activity and when I realized I misspelled "science" on a particular file that I end up sharing with parents. Somehow, I spelled "scoence" and almost published the file spelled as such. I realized that somewhere along the line, Dolphin, the most amazing file manager wasn't doing … Continue reading Spell Check in KDE Plasma | Specifically Dolphin File Manager

Linux Saloon | News Flight Night 9

The second Linux Saloon Live was a News Flight Night with a flight of topics sourced from all around the internet from the Linux Saloon bunch. The main topic of the show revolved around a Strawpoll that Aris made asking, "Have you ever built a desktop." A simple question that made for some incredibly interesting … Continue reading Linux Saloon | News Flight Night 9

Raspberry Pi OctoPrint Powered by Ender3 3D Printer

After almost a year of having my Ender3, it has received a lot of new parts, fixes and upgrades. The great thing about the Ender3 is that you can do so much with it and truly personalize it for your use case. One area that needed to be addressed was the power supply situation that … Continue reading Raspberry Pi OctoPrint Powered by Ender3 3D Printer

Linux Saloon | Linux New Year

The latest Linux Saloon went off without a hitch, from a technical perspective. No issues during the streaming process, the bitrate was stable, OBS worked without issues and Zoom was crash free. It was a great way to start off the New Year. Of course, I did mess up the very beginning by forgetting to … Continue reading Linux Saloon | Linux New Year

Kobalt 20v Drywall Cut-Out Tool Test & Tear Down

Tearing down a piece of technology that is no longer working is something of a hobby of mine. I like to see if I can figure out why something is no longer working and then figure out if it is worth my time fixing it. This Kobalt 20v Drywall Cut-Out Tool was not something I … Continue reading Kobalt 20v Drywall Cut-Out Tool Test & Tear Down

Wayland is So Close | Back on X11

I don't ever like to talk negatively about a project as I never want to demotivate anyone with their labor of love. I also don't want to ignore when something isn't ready and Wayland isn't ready, for me. I very much want it to be for the obvious performance increases in certain areas but there … Continue reading Wayland is So Close | Back on X11

JSAUX Advanced Dock and Protective Shell for the SteamDeck | Review

The SteamDeck might be my favorite electronic gadget, off-the-shelf device I have purchased, possibly ever. The newness has long worn off but the amount of use has maintained or perhaps expanded as it has moved into the home theater arena as well. One drawback of being a fairly early adopter of the Steam Deck was … Continue reading JSAUX Advanced Dock and Protective Shell for the SteamDeck | Review