- Trello for task management. Online team collaboration. Click n drag assigning. [thx @DevTipsShow] : https://t.co/iagyf1Lh5A 2016-03-09
- "You don’t create a culture. Culture happens. It’s the by-product of consistent behavior." https://t.co/MJBvO4LvZa 2016-03-08
- Discovered that Bumptop 3D's virtual physics-driven desktop was bought by Google then released on Github. #UI https://t.co/kpgxwXoch9 2016-03-08
- Summaries of a few dozen books on productivity and more. Try before you buy. This is reference gold. [thx @sivers] https://t.co/AGUQ7mZNhX 2016-03-08
- Starting with CERN's hadron collider… https://t.co/5kM6RR0LQt 2016-03-08
- Testing out some regular expressions in this handy online tool. https://t.co/pyCOrcojf6 [via @Trystal] 2016-03-08
- Android keyboard "Fleksy" is now installed on the tablet. The intro tutorial already has me swooning (and swiping). https://t.co/oT6hTZ2iT6 2016-03-08
- 16 minimal blogging platforms w/ flat files and/or maybe some markdown.
- Kicking ass with science. #videogame #powermoves #Tesla #Einstein https://t.co/iSN4aQZE3N 2016-03-03
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I’ve installed HP printers on a laptop prior… though by “install”, I mean that I plugged a printer in and it just worked. Ubuntu uses the open source HPLIP drivers.
This wasn’t the case for my home computer.
I was recently gifted a HP LaserJet P1005 and although it popped up in the printer list, I was unable to print to it. Ubuntu told me the print jobs were sent, but nothing comes out. Some online searching revealed the solution(s).
First, I found this article, which has a commandline sample that ensures my hp-setup command would work.
sudo apt-get install hplip-dbg hplip-gui
Apparently, this is related to a broken printer driver, which can be fixed with the following command.
This install didn’t initially work for me, as I was receiving the following error.
… hplip-3.15.2-plugin.run file does not match its checksum. File may have been corrupted or altered.
To fix this, I followed these instructions and went to the HPLIP website and grabbed the two corresponding files (.run and .asc). Now, when running the hp-setup wizard, it asks if I want to download drivers or use local files. Go with the local option and browse to the path of the files you just downloaded.
That was it. Internet saves the day yet again.
Hey YEG, that was a pretty cool open data Hackathon. The potentials demonstrated by the participants in that room had me shivering with excitement. So many useful and brilliantly simple ideas. The future is bright.
Need some evidence of the potentials of open data? I recommend starting with Jennifer Pahlka’s TED talk on Code for America.
“…platform for people to help themselves and help others.”
At Saturday’s Hackaton, I had the pleasure of meeting some incredible people, super-geeks. I appreciate techs that seem to be almost immune to any technological aversion.
So, back to Saturday’s event…
While at the all-day hacking festival, something was shared with me… and it’s only just now hitting me.
We love this open data. It’s great and more and more of this public/government data is becoming open and available for everyone to plug into.
However, I was told what happens whenever one of these independent volunteers comes up with a great way to present and grant access to these goldmines of information: The government responds by rebuilding the information tool internally, themselves. This results in the indie project being unsupported, and fading away, unfunded and unappreciated. There’s something about this that doesn’t make sense to me.
It’s not really about “fairness”. It’s about failing to recognize that the idea came from a method. Ideas like this usually grow from a fertile garden of even MORE ideas. It’s about encouraging this open data culture, speeding it’s development.
Finally, just wanted to highlight Trystal.net, which is based on the speedy node.js, this text editor is… well… how does one glorify a text editor? Well, after playing around with it for a bit, I’m pretty excited about the direction it’s going. Document writing in a more procedural fashion. No more scrolling through pages of documents and re-organizing content is super simple with tried and tested keyboard shortcuts. Super efficient document creation / conversion. Looking forward to seeing where Terry takes this.
Don’t take my word for it. If you are feeling adventurous, create yourself an account and Open file -> my files -> home … then play around a bit after reading some of the docs. It won’t take more than a few minutes to get comfy with this way of document creation.
- Vincent van Gogh didn't really get going till he was 27 years old. https://t.co/MYz2lyB8ns 2016-02-27
- "It's about the movement, not you." #reminder #TedTalk : https://t.co/zzbSQmudqG 2016-02-27
- What Gives Your Business Model its Glue? — Made with Creative Commons – https://t.co/aZe3wGHYJF 2016-02-27
You may have realized that I’m primarily a Linux user, but this post is for anyone managing files on a Windows computer or server.
I have used SequoiaView for managing file space on Windows servers for almost a decade. This tool allows you to visualize your disk usage by creating boxes that represent files and folders. The larger the box, the bigger the file. Colors represent the different file types and can be customized.
If you’re wondering where all your drive space went, this is a priceless tool.
That being said, I’ve been stuck on this tool for years and it was time to see what other tools have become available. Well, I was happy to find an open source alternative that is properly named Windows Directory Statistics (on SourceForge).
Here’s a usage example.
I ran this on my laptop’s Windows partition (dual boot), and saw this massive file taking up WAAAAY too much room. Selecting the large blue block, I saw that it’s called hyberfil.sys. A quick online search revealed this to be the file that Windows uses when it’s put into Hybernate mode… which I never use (sparing my SSD the overuse). The online search also revealed a solution on How-To-Geek.
As an administrator, I ran the following command:
powercfg -h off
… and now I’ve got 12GB back!
Have fun managing those videos, MP3s and game installation folders.
- Seeing Clinker tonight at @BrianWebbDance. Examples of his work, Share prompted by @ewerx : https://t.co/AdmVZzqbvv 2016-02-24
- Dreaming of combining the Ming Micro with the Pixy cam. #opensource #hardware #video #audio #8bit #kickstarter : https://t.co/yjByxqcvrV 2016-02-22
- Sketcher – Digging this procedural/growing painting application for android. https://t.co/hkpwuOHlEX 2016-02-22
- RT @nanomunk: LOST MEMORIES reminds to get it on paper first. #film #impermanence – https://t.co/LqUGhuqTXQ 2016-02-22
- RT @nanomunk: Lost Memories 2.0 – 15 min sequal – alive with texture # NSFW #disconnected – https://t.co/dK7jV1SicD 2016-02-22
- 7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered – #art https://t.co/eLgZamvhkG 2016-02-22
- RT @urbanbotplay: This is your brain on nature – more evidence of the importance of access to green space, the great social equaliser https… 2016-02-20
- Growing sketched lines in this paint application for Android: https://t.co/hkpwuOHlEX 2016-02-18
- A book for people who hate the very idea of self-promotion. #indieartist [thx Warren]: https://t.co/DgcX3MHxJC 2016-02-17
- What happened to Perl? It's best known for it's motto of "There’s More Than One Way to Do It". Perl vs Python : https://t.co/Gnzhlmf9NW 2016-02-16
- You Are What You Read: 14 Thought Leaders Share Their Bookshelves | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss – https://t.co/TkTzeTj0QJ 2016-02-16
- Loving map app that allows for caching of maps for offline viewing… and many more features – GPS – Sygic – https://t.co/Ii1tLUQZ7k 2016-02-16
- So there ∗is∗ a way to encode H264 video in a way that can be scrubbed. VFX – FFmpeg – https://t.co/wNRiD3eK86 2016-02-16
- Nearly 62,000 images in this Pinterest collection for you character artists out there looking for reference. https://t.co/GxTu5Q1i2y 2016-02-11
- Cities: Skylines starts to represent northern cities with the edition of snow! #videogames #YEG – https://t.co/KE3FgPaDUh 2016-02-05
- Creating that active workstation? Some chair/stool/desk/mat options for ergonomic goodness. [thx @urbanbotplay] https://t.co/iMSIALZOln 2016-02-05
- 17 Free Stock Photos Sites – #collection – https://t.co/DqwhZky5IT 2016-02-04
- Interview w/ core GIT dev Jeff King starts @ 18:50. Talks of future developments, including handling of large files. https://t.co/CMMseB5Ul3 2016-02-03
- Free stock photos, videos, fonts, audio and… and… #collection : https://t.co/OggBvzoXTY 2016-02-03
- RT @BrentToderian: Better urban places & mobility means rethinking how we prioritize our urban space. #perspective RT @beyonddc: https://t.… 2016-02-01
- Video games having an option other than killing. https://t.co/aC7urwH6sI 2016-02-01
- The problem with purpose | Jordan Axani | TEDxToronto 2015 : https://t.co/WnZa6LqJzu 2016-01-30
- Life is rhythm. Loving this video for it's quality, dance and message. MOVE!! Soul poked by @djtashablank : https://t.co/nblcTblgki 2016-01-28
- Sticky Bones posing model for character animation – https://t.co/Vm5Ao9PbWk 2016-01-18
- Browse a pile of free animation tutorials for Blender at @blendtuts beautifully simple and newly redesigned website. https://t.co/it6XF0Ej8b 2016-01-18
- Large collection of some hand-drawn 2D animated effects. #gif https://t.co/Q9H3u1AJUm 2016-01-14
These images might help you if you’re trying to get recording to work. The answers are out there, but this puts them together in a nice visual package.
Turn up the Mic AND Analog Mix!
- Cartoons Show How ‘Thank You’ Can Be an Empowering Substitute for ‘Sorry’ #communication – https://t.co/nCfVYNrTTE 2016-01-13
- Get good fast at drawing? Iterations! Start to finish. Go Go Go. Great tips for budding and experienced artists. https://t.co/IDH5ta7g7A 2016-01-12
- Phoenix Lil'Mini pop n' lockin' 10 year old #dance : https://t.co/VGGsFGQ2vD 2016-01-11
- RSA animation on why it takes money to make money. #infographics
I’ll let them speak for themselves.
- Unless you are a robot, work hours are B.S. – https://t.co/XEZGhP1Ghz 2015-12-25
- Besides killer art, @bugmeyer also has a handy list of tips for the indie artists. Time + Grit + Business Acumen: https://t.co/ZmqVaNo3WQ 2015-12-24
- Used to design my own version control systems, but no longer reinventing that wheel. Git, here I come. https://t.co/KgR3xNIuow 2015-12-24
Should have said, “a round” or “a circle”.
As this Blender artist points out, ” when trying to make a circular array with that offset object as the center of the array circle, it always doesn’t behave quite like what’s expected. ”
It’s quite a powerful ability to create an circular array of instanced objects, but if the pivot for the whole object is in the center, well… it looses a lot of it’s use.
How to make a circular array using offset object as center presents some options.
- Dynamic Furniture – https://t.co/ngcXFDO51g 2015-12-12
- "Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement." – from "The Art of Seeing" by Aldous Huxley 2015-12-12
- Easy Lattice addon for Blender is exactly what I was looking for to mimic Maya's lattice. https://t.co/x8W4jB2sLR 2015-12-11
- Rituals vs Routines – #journaling https://t.co/188WfVLGpe 2015-12-10