Archive | Software

PATH in Bash and Fish Shell

PATH can be a pain, but there are some basics: Syntax $PATH before or after (before) Is EXPORT needed, or not (not) Where is PATH set All apps+shells /etc/environment All shells ~/.profile or /etc/profile for all users (or a separate file under /etc/profile.d/ if using pacman) Bash shell ~/.bashrc (or ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login) Fish shell […]

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OSMC = Debian + Kodi for Vero 4K

Note: This article is a work in progress, more to come... I've gotten fed up with the nonsense that is Chromecast (slow, limited), Apple TV (slow, limited), and Fire TV Stick (slow, limited). I ran across the Vero 4K, which was announced in February, 2017. Besides good reviews about good hardware, the responsive and active […]

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Python for Cloud and Mobile

Python is closing in on PHP as a searched-for development language, and its position as a core Python on Google Cloud Python on AWS Python on AWS Lambda Python on Elastic Beanstalk Flask and Deploying Flask to Elastic Beanstalk Kivy (Python / Cython mobile apps for Android and IOS) Python Versions 2.7 is still the […]

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Shell Commands and Utilities

This is a terse collection of commands and utilities I find useful for shells. There is little distinction between programs and commands as commands are programs (and are installed or come pre-installed) and programs have commands. Also included is a shell (Fish Shell) and some other shell applications/utilities (Mosh, Nano). Shell Commands cat - display […]

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Fish Shell – Friendly Interactive SHell

Fish Shell is a very useful shell. I use it on OSX and Linux. Provides for some sanity at the command line. For an editor I use Nano. Note that there are some limitations, and a learning curve on getting it set up. However, it does have some limitations, and is definitely newer than other […]

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Nano Command Line Text Editor

Nano is pretty awesome, fully open source, and has mnemonics for most commands. Note that I use Fish Shell on OSX, CentOS and Ubuntu. Various benefits accrue, when scripting and also autocomplete and such. Various Commands and Such Set Nano as default editor of git in OSX Search and Replace Apparently this is also case […]

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Piwik vs. Google Analytics

Piwik is an open source, free (fremium) analytics package in PHP that runs on one's website or hosted. It provides comparable analytics as does Google Analytics. There is also a free, open source plugin -- Piwik AOM -- for integrating data from third parties, such as Bing, Adwords, Facebook. Note: this article is valid for […]

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Amazon WorkMail, WorkDocs

When dealing with cloud-based office productivity applications (documents and spreadsheets), the main contenders are obvious: Apple iWork Google Docs, Apps, Drive, GSuite Microsoft Office365 While Apple's offering is relatively unknown (little noted, therefore little discussed), the real sleeper is Amazon's WorkDocs and WorkMail The Kit and the Kaboodle Here I will deal only with Google […]

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Telegram + Trello, Github, WP

Telegram is my favorite go-to chat. Unfortunately people are invested in their use of Facebook messenger, Line, Hangouts, etc., and you have to be where they are to chat with them. I have one guy who is only chatting on the apps I don't use: Facebook and WeChat. Sure, I might see a Facebook chat […]

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SCP – Secure Copy

scp, the secure version of cp, aka copy, is pretty great, since it is straightforward to copy one or more files or directories from any one machine to any other machine (and the command could be running on a third machine). SCP Syntax Note: it is best to use sudo, and full paths for everything. […]

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