SteamDeck | What Makes it Awesome for an openSUSE User

When it comes to my tech, I am reluctant to add anything that has the potential to become a technical liability that I cannot accommodate. I am also not interested in any tech that locks me into a cloud based ecosystem where my future with the technology is at the whims of some faceless corporation. … Continue reading SteamDeck | What Makes it Awesome for an openSUSE User

OctoPrint Pause and Resume Settings for the Ender3

This isn't anything particularly earth shattering here, the point here is to make a kind of "CubicleNate bookmark" for me and to be openly criticized by those that know more than me on this subject. The problem I had was pausing and resuming properly using OctoPrint on my Ender3 Printer. I messed up more than … Continue reading OctoPrint Pause and Resume Settings for the Ender3

Lingot | Musical Instrument Tuner on openSUSE

I like to dabble around in playing instruments, I am, by no means, a musician but doing a little noodling around from time to time can be quite gratifying. In my younger years, I did enjoy playing more than one instrument, today, I am taking on some new challenges, nothing crazy, I just happen to … Continue reading Lingot | Musical Instrument Tuner on openSUSE

NsCDE | Not So Common Desktop Environment on openSUSE

One of the aspects that first attracted me to Linux was the choice in desktop environments. What I specifically thought was great when I made the switch to Linux from Windows was the KDE option at the time. I could shape and mold it to what I wanted my desktop to be, something I had … Continue reading NsCDE | Not So Common Desktop Environment on openSUSE

OPI | OBS Package Installer

A project within openSUSE that I think is absolutely fantastic is called the "openSUSE Package Installer." This allows you to install packages from various third party vendors such as the "Packman" repository or other "community repositories" of the openSUSE Build Service. What this means is, the multi-step process of adding repositories and installing the desired … Continue reading OPI | OBS Package Installer

Emoji Selector App on KDE Plasma

There are times when you stumble upon an application that brings you big giant goofy smile on your face. This application is just that. 🤪 There is an application, built into Plasma, or at least it is a part of Plasma that came in automatically at some point in time without any fanfare and I … Continue reading Emoji Selector App on KDE Plasma

Kmail Message List Tabs

Kmail has been my email application for almost 20 years. Even before I started using openSUSE I have been happily using this email application. I find it to be the most feature rich of all the email management applications and far better than any web client I have ever used. I can shape the layout … Continue reading Kmail Message List Tabs

Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

Once I tasted the sweet goodness of a multiple screen workstation, having a single screen seems almost unusable. Sure, that is a bit of a hyperbole but single screen workstations are far less productive for me and I wanted to improve my mobile laptop set up. This is something I had been thinking about for … Continue reading Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

I make it a point to buy new software for old computers at least annually. One particular game that I rather enjoy is called "PETSCII Robots" by The 8-Bit Guy, David Murray. Here is the first video published about the game. In short, this is a blast to play on the Commodore 64 or VIC-20. … Continue reading PETSCII Robots on TheC64 Maxi or Mini with a SNES Controller

Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead

I have had three Commodore 64 computers that were not functional. I was committed to fixing the computers to get them operational. One of these machines is my actual first computer from my childhood, the other two, not sure where they came from but were not functional. I identified on one that the CIA (complex … Continue reading Calling an Expert | Three Commodore 64s Back from the Dead