• 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…

  • Tutorials

    Using a 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…

  • Reviews

    TreePad: A Free-Form Database Program

    Years ago, at the nudging of a former co-worker and friend, I decided to try working in the IT field as a Lotus Notes developer. About 2 years into my IT career, I determined that I needed a way to store code snippets and tips so that I could have a handy reference that allowed easy and quick retrieval of information for use on any project on which I was working. After quite a bit of Internet research, I narrowed my choices down to two candidates: Info Select and TreePad. I eventually decided on TreePad after spending a bit of time using each program. I preferred the look, feel, and…