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Image: Don Robertson Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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.

for file in *.png; do convert $file -virtual-pixel none +distort Perspective '0,0,0,0 200,0,175,25 0,200,0,200 200,200,175,175' $file.perspective.png; done

convert -size 210x210 xc:none -page 200x200+5+5 ../background.png -page 200x200+5+5 acroread.png -background none -layers flatten aaa.png


Monday, June 11th
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Email - once the best way to get in touch with other people, now almost as useful as a land line. You know the inbox or phone call is either spam or someone you lost contact with a long time ago. But you cannot do without it. There is not much you can do with the land line, but email can be tamed.

Content Management Systems

Monday, June 4th
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I have always been a great admirer of Drupal — since about version 4. Unfortunately,the latest release has become so complicated, I started looking around for something else. I understand why it has become complicated, but it is more than I usually need.

So I have started looking for alternative...

Authenticating Nextcloud with Samba 4

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Using NethServer's Samba 4 Active Directory server to authenticate NextCloud users.

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Zed Editor

Sunday, April 2nd
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The Zedd project appears to be dead. There has been no activity on the code for a while. I'm not running a ChromeOS/Cloudready on my machine any more - so I don't have a use for a ChromeOS based editor. I do run ICEcoder ... if I need access from a remote client.

Shame, it was quite good, but th...