I like playing with software and use a lot of it. I am planning to write a bit about the software I like and use most. I do have a windows machine, but most of the time I use Kubuntu — the KDE version of Ubuntu — and Cloudready — a version of Chrome OS that can be installed on older equipment. The software here reflects this.

Server Setup

April 3rd at 4:47pm

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Zed Editor

April 3rd at 4:47pm
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Zed is a Chrome app code editor - which means it runs on any platform Chrome Browser runs on. Including Chrome OS!

Zed also has a serverside application that allows the editor to edit files remotely.

This makes it a pretty good editor for Chromebooks.

Squid Proxy Filter

April 3rd at 4:47pm

Squid proxy server and Squidguard URL redirector work together to filter out content and sites you do not want your users to go to.

Squid is actually a proxy server — that is, it will intercept a client's request for a page, fetch the page and deliver it to the client. It also keeps a copy of...


April 3rd at 4:47pm
Palleton color pallet tool screen shot

Rapid Photo Downloader

April 3rd at 4:47pm
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If you take a lot — or even just a few — photos and use Linux, then you need Rapid Photo Downloader (RPD). I've been using it for years, and although Nextcloud and Gwenview can copy and sort your photos, they don't come close to RPD.

I have found — through bitter experience — that it is better n...


April 3rd at 4:47pm

Grav Cms


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Drupal is an incredibly powerful development frame work that can do just about anything. It used to be my go-to website system, but I got a bit disenchanted with version 8. Probably adopted it too early, and needed too much beta software, too many developer versions of developer tools. Version 7 was...

Windows 10

February 13th at 2:42pm
Windows 10 doing ... something

I mostly use Linux — and have pretty much given up distro hopping in favour of Kubuntu Linux — but picked up a cheap, secondhand 'ultrabook' running Windows 10 - so am giving it a go.

Last time I really used Windows a lot was XP. I have used Vista a bit (and really didn't think it was that bad). S...


Flat File Content management system


August 14th at 9:54am
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Details on the full capabilities of Spectre.css can be found in the Official Spectre Documentation

The Quark theme is the new default theme for Grav built with Spectre.css the lightweight, responsive and modern CSS framework. Spectre provides basic styles for typography, elements, and a...