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    Run Solus With Openbox and Tint2

    I initially experimented running Solus with Openbox and Tint2 in one of my Solus installs under VirtualBox. I was able to get far enough along that I decided to take the plunge and install Solus as one of my daily drivers on my desktop computer. After a few weeks of experimenting and problem solving, I now have a very nice workable Openbox and Tint2 desktop environment running on Solus. In this blog post, I will share with you how I was able to setup an Openbox and Tint2 desktop environment under Solus Budgie v3.9999. With some variation, the same procedures should also work for the same version of Solus Mate…

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    Using an Amcrest IP3M-941B IP Security Camera Under Linux

    I’ve desired to purchase additional security cameras to monitor the exterior areas of my home for quite some time after purchasing a Sharx SCNC2606 IP security camera in 2011. Although the Sharx IP security camera has been useful, the video quality and resolution of the camera (640×480), the limited field of view, and the lack of some additional desirable features left me longing for something better. I did a bit of research on Amazon’s offerings in the summer of 2018 and finally narrowed down my choice to the Amcrest IP3M-941B IP security camera. One of my big concerns with the Amcrest IP security camera was whether I could use and…

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    Manage Personal Medical Costs With GnuCash

    In early 2017, I experienced a recurrence of lumbar (lower) spine issues. Toward the latter part of 2017, I also began experiencing pain in the thoracic (middle) area of my spine. After doing some research about spine issues, I determined that I needed to see someone before my issues became worse and as a result, possibly became permanently debilitating. I saw a number of medical providers for diagnosis, imaging, and procedures. I initially used a LibreOffice Calc spreadsheet workbook in an attempt to manage all of the medical bills from the different providers. Using a spreadsheet workbook to manage my medical costs worked, but I found it somewhat cumbersome to…

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    Markup a Bible for Chronological Reading

    I set a personal goal a few years ago to read the entire Bible. I have now read the entire Bible twice, although I skipped over the genealogy parts both times and the instructions from God for the building of the temple on the second read. The second time I decided to read the entire Bible, I wanted to read the Bible chronologically; i.e. in the order of events. I decided to purchase HCSB Reading God’s Story: A Chronological Daily Bible by Dr. George H. Guthrie (henceforth called the HCSB chronological Bible). HCSB is an acronym for the Holman Christian Standard Bible, one of many Bible translations. I found reading…