Swift 4 Blog Project Updates

Posted on Sun 06 August 2017 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, linux, development, cli

Hark! The time is upon us for the great Swift 4 migration. Woe are the developers still using Swift 3. So say we all!

And... with that out of the way, I've decided to take some time to update the Swift projects on this site to Swift 4 and ...


Continue reading

Roadblocks When Making Cross Platform Command Line Swift Scripts

Posted on Sun 17 January 2016 in Open Source Swift • Tagged with swift, development, cli, linux

I set out with the intention of updating the Using Swift To Make Command Line Scripts post so that the script would run using the open source version of Swift 2.2 on both Linux and OS X. However, I encountered some roadblocks along the way, and in hopes that ...


Continue reading

COhPUG Monthly Meetup and FreeGeek

Posted on Tue 27 September 2011 in Tech • Tagged with linux, volunteering, hardware, python

This week I think I've met my geek quota a little early, so hopefully I can just cruise the rest of the week. I'm always pleasantly surprised by the amount of geekery that goes on in Columbus on a random week.

Tuesday was the monthly meetup for the ...


Continue reading

FreeGeek Columbus Volunteering

Posted on Tue 13 September 2011 in Tech • Tagged with linux, volunteering, hardware

I volunteered today for the first time at FreeGeek Columbus. I got a tour from the staff, which included a runaround of all the stacks of hardware that they have in stock. I don't think I've ever seen so many video cards, memory sticks, hard drives, and various ...


Continue reading

Keynote Speech at OLF 2011

Posted on Sun 11 September 2011 in Tech • Tagged with OLF2011, Linux, Open Source

This talk was given by Cathy Malmrose of ZaReason and mostly consisted of her relating how awesome it is to have an operating system that "just works", to steal a phrase from the Steve. This enables her to focus on the hardware, making it as robust, powerful, and cost effective ...


Continue reading

Ohio LinuxFest 2011 Series

Posted on Sun 11 September 2011 in Tech • Tagged with OLF2011, Linux, Open Source

In this series of posts I will be review my experience at the 2011 Ohio LinuxFest. I will be giving my opinions and what I learned at the talks. Overall it was a very good day of talks, and I'm always impressed at how well organized this free convention ...


Continue reading

It's Alive!

Posted on Thu 08 September 2011 in Development • Tagged with Python, Hosting, Linux

Finally got the new blog up and running. But I feel like I've learned a lot about modern python development (github, pip, virtualenv, etc.), which was the main impetus behind doing this conversion.

This blog is now a static site that's generated using Pelican, stored on my GitHub ...


Continue reading

ImageMagick Split and Join a Sprite Sheet

Posted on Tue 09 February 2010 in Development • Tagged with Game Dev, Linux, Shell Scripting

Continuing the Flixel theme that seems to be brewing here, I found a good way to transform images from full dimension art to sprite sheets. This is useful when converting an image into a sheet compatible with the Flixel tile and map system. In my case I am using it ...


Continue reading

HP Laptop Linux Boot Parameters

Posted on Mon 03 November 2008 in Tech • Tagged with Linux

Instead of me wracking my braing trying to remember the exact boot parameters to make my HP laptop not break when I update the kernel, I am posting it here. Hopefully someone else may find it useful as well. My specific laptop is the HP dv9000 series special edition I ...


Continue reading