• Tutorials

    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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    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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    Learn LibreOffice

    I made two wonderful learning discoveries two to three weeks ago. I decided to learn database technology using LibreOffice Base. I currently use spreadsheets for many of my data storage and manipulation needs, but I wondered if putting some of the data in a database would be more beneficial. I didn’t know much about LibreOffice Base other than that it was the database component of the LibreOffice suite. So, I did a quick Internet search and came across a site called The Frugal Computer Guy with video tutorials on many of the LibreOffice components. I’ll make a quick diversion to briefly explain what LibreOffice is for those who may not…