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01 Jan, 2022

Compiling digikam

Posted by: admin In: linux, open source & software

Installing digikam from source. It seems harder than it should be. Perhaps my old skills need polishing. This is a stub post just to put the info I have so far out there and to provide documentation for myself for what I’ve done so far. Dependency hell heck Briefly, have some deps installed sudo apt […]

To install digikam, first install the deps To make a pie, first invent the universe. To install digikam, well probably best to give in and go with a pre-compiled binary; but failing that then this might help (and if you want Jasper for other reasons). I had an idea about creating a digikam package for […]

Should the AI, DABUS, hold a patent, can a monkey own a selfie, should #aisongcontest songs be protected by copyright, how about DreamWrite’s AI written articles?

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04 Jul, 2019

Software I use

Posted by: admin In: hints & tips|linux, open source & software

I found a list of software applications I recommended in 2007 and thought it would be fun to look at the list and see what I’d recommend now, in 2019, instead. Of course we call them apps now …

The openclipart.org website has been offline for almost 2 months. Reports on Twitter indicate that it went down due to a DDoS from unknown sources. Users are getting concerned that there may be data loss, and are looking for other sources for copyright free clipart. WayBackMachine and others have some assets saved.

How can I find a broken/problem font on my Firefox newtab page and either replace or workaround that font? Well, follow along here and find out how I fixed the non-display of a font on Firefox 57.0 (Quantum) web browser.



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