Osmhic Calculator shareware

Osmhic Calculator 2.2 is now released.  This is fully-featured shareware.  This includes update-capability and is now an ongoing project.  This application first appeared on Windows Desktop a few years ago, and fell by the wayside.  A basic version of Osmhic…
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Try blocks in R for error handling

R scripts halt execution when an error is encountered.  When batch processing this produces situations where the error can not be merely skipped like it could in a .net application with  user involvement. To use Try() blocks for error handling…
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Meal Plan and Grocery List shareware

The application now shows nag screens, but otherwise has full features available in all modes. New Recipe: Black Bean Zucchini Cheese Queso Wraps. This is a meatless, and no dairy recipe, with a zucchini cheese, which isn’t really cheese, but…
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Android Studio desktop icon

Android Studio for Linux needs a desktop icon.  This is a functioning one to place in ~/.local/share/applications. [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Name=Android Studio Comment=Software Development GenericName=AndroidStudio Exec=sh /opt/android-studio/bin/studio.sh Terminal=false X-MultipleArgs=false Type=Application Icon=/opt/android-studio/bin/studio.png Categories=Development; MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml Keywords=programming;java;android;ide; Name[en_US]=AndroidStudio

Yum update memory allocation issues

Yum Update Memory Allocation issues on 512M Virtual Machines: Create a Swap file: dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile bs=1024 count=655366 chmod 600 /swapfile mkswap /swapfile swapon /swapfile To disable and remove after updates are complete: swapoff -a rm -f /swapfile

High Quality compressed HPLIP scans

HPLIP produces scans far better than what I can accomplish on Windows, even with Adobe Acrobat Standard.  The Auto Document Feeder scans in 8.3 megapixel png files, and then hplip converts them to a multiple-page PDF of extremely high quality. …
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Compressing PDFs in Bash

I have scripts for hplip to scan PDF’s to folders using the ADF. These PDFs are very large. To convert these to smaller file-sizes for emailing, I added the following functions to .bashrc. mediumpdf() { read -p “Enter input PDF…
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Taskfreak v.7.2

Taskfreak was a great web application developed years ago.  The main website doesn’t have updated versions and the software doesn’t work on many newer configurations.  To remedy this, I have created a v.7.2 fork at Github.  The fork has the…
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Office 2007 and Wine with dual prefix

When configuring Wine in the form in the previous article, the first prefix created may be 64-bit.  In this situation, e-sword installed correctly.  An issue presented itself when attempting to run Microsoft Office 2007 related to MSXML5 installation.  This issue…
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