27-28 Sept.

September 27

12:13amMy Go-To Linux Apps to Install.

So I have had to re-install Linux on Turk (this laptop) a few times. I attribute most of it to user error as I’m a fairly amateur user to the OS, as well as some iffy hardware. In that time, I’ve figured out a handful of apps that are my must-haves that don’t come with the base minimal installation of Lubuntu:

  • Ulauncher – An app launcher which has proven very useful
  • Atom Editor – My favorite linux-based editor for coding projects
  • Redshift – A small app which handles the blue-light filtering
  • Timeshift – By far the newest of the apps on this list, but I have high hopes for it to help me with future issues and getting snapshots of the system
  • Filezilla – An old classic for my FTP needs with various web projects
  • Remmina – A remote desktop tool which lets me take over my Windows desktop


3:46pmLost Languages Discovered in One of the World’s Oldest Continuously Run Libraries (smithsonianmag.com) #

9:56pmLong-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses and Years of Tax Avoidance (nytimes.com) It’s not surprising. #

September 28

2:46pmThere is a formula that lets you calculate any specific decimal place in pi (en.m.wikipedia.org) #

8:07pm – Ending today relaxing with some side coding projects and maintenance, and watching the new season of Great British Baking Show. Exactly what I needed to unwind. #

9:56pm – “If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is grass in the beginning.”- Vincent Van Gogh

(Disclaimer: I have done some research trying to confirm this is a real Van Gogh quote. I haven’t been able to disprove it, but that does not in and of itself confirm it.) #

10:13pmPrince, Live at Paisley Park (1987).


Glowbug Coding Updates

Been a while since I’ve had any substantive updates. Right now I’m trying to fix some date & timestamp issues. A change I made introduced a bug which caused the timestamp on posts to be changed on any change to a post. Additionally there was a bug where the body of posts sometimes isn’t exported. I think I’ve tracked it down to a change I made, again, trying to clean up errant HTML introduced by my rich text editor.

Secondly, I realized last week that the quantity of blips I’ve made in Glowbug has reached the point where I need to introduce a search function so I can find posts in the past easier.

Lastly, on my new todo list is to add the feature to check links and identify links which have been posted previously. I don’t think I’d disallow it, but maybe mark it, or crosslink. Something along those lines. We’ll see where I land when I get around to implementing it.