This site exists purely for an occasional blog post related to whatever projects I'm working on. There may not always by a rhyme or reason to the time, place, or subject of my posting, but there will be updates!

Installng VICE in Ubuntu

Last update on Nov. 30, 2015.

Although this should be as easy as an apt-get command, there is a trick to installing VICE for use as a Commodore64 emulator in Ubuntu. It took me a while to figure, and I kept getting the error: ?DEVICE NOT PRESENT ERROR when attempting to autoload a rom.

Step 1: Install VICE through the package ...

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Gerrit Configuration Issues

Last update on Nov. 23, 2015.

Hi all! So I just spent a few minutes getting frustrated at Gerrit, but finally figured out what was going on. Since Google was of no help with this issue, I figured I would document it here

The Symptoms

  • A Git repo in Gerrit shows no branches in the Gerrit Web UI
  • The Git repo ...

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Lazy Nvidia PRIME scripts

Last update on Nov. 4, 2015.

So there I got a new laptop a few months back; it has 2 graphics cards, one Nvidia discreet chip and an Intel integrated chip. Currently, support for this is kinda meh in Linux. There's Bumblebee, which was working for me, but broke when I upgraded my kernel. I decided to switch back to ...

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Adding fortune to email signatures

Last update on March 20, 2015.

This is a very quick post! I decided today to start putting a signature in my emails, which are sent by Thunderbird, and wanted to include a fortune (output from the fortune program, into the footer of my signature.

Turns out that Thunderbird only allows you to ...

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RStudio, Windows, and library xlsx

Last update on Jan. 31, 2015.

This post is intended for users attempting to use the XLSX package in the Windows version of RStudio. I am using RStudio 0.98, R 3.1.2, Java 1.8.31 (all 64-bit).

I'm assuming you have R and RStudio installed, and have attempted to use the xlsx package in order to import ...

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