Author Archives: Dr P

Crypto”currencies”: A commodity, not a currency

Bitcoin, Ethereum, ETC, Ripple, Litecoin and Dash, which one should you invest in and why? The truth is there is no right answer as the answer will change depending on when these commodities become overvalued/appreciated.     Anytime is a … Continue reading

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Automation: Tensorflow Deep Learning Tutorial – “The heart size is normal.”

TensorFlow is developed by Google and released as an open source software library for machine learning, specifically to training neural networks to to detect and decipher patterns and correlations. I would not say that the software would be analogous to human reasoning, … Continue reading

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Ubuntu to Run Wayland by Default

Wayland is a lightweight display server protocol that is already severely overdue to replace XORG.There has always been a master plan to include Wayland into Ubuntu. What does this mean? It means Linux/Ubuntu will now be easier to develop, use less … Continue reading

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Building A Steam Box in Singapore (Testing)

It has been slightly over three months since our last post. We are pleased to announce that we have build and tested extensively our Steam Box prototype. Technical specs are listed at the bottom of the page. Functionalities tested 1. … Continue reading

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Ian Ashley Murdock April 1973 – December 2015

Debian is founded in 1993 and named after his previous girlfriend (Debra) and himself, Deb + Ian. They had subsequently married and divorced at 2008. Linux had just been released two years prior to Debian and had little commitment or … Continue reading

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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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Building A Steam Box in Singapore: Introduction and Proposal

Building A Steam Box in Singapore: Introduction and Proposal

Over the next few days, I will be undergoing a construction and testing project for a Steam Machine + Media Center. Continue reading

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Review: Lightweight Desktop environment LXQT 0.9: After 1 year, Is it ready?

LXQT is a light and usable desktop environment. It is almost ready and I believe by Lubuntu 16.04 will be the default selection for DE choice for our OS. It is essential to look forward into the future and thats what made me choose LXDE with a potential to transition to LXQT in the first place rather than XFCE. The few crucial bugs that I had encountered were fixed shortly.

There are a few quirks as stated before and some software look somewhat old-age, consider VLC being based on QT, look at its mac comparison and the linux comparison. GTK software like libre-office look out of place but we can’t do much about it. Theming seems to help a little.

Also, right clicking on the desktop is a basic feature that is needed and requested by many users. I hope it is implemented in the next release. Continue reading

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Review and Tips: Cities: Skylines

Release: 10 March 2015 Genre: Simulator, City-building Developer: Colossal Order, published byParadox Interactive Relations: Sim City 4 Runs on: Windows, Mac, Linux Cities: Skylines has described itself to be a modern take of the classic city simulation game and we know … Continue reading

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Telegram: A suitable alternative/replacement for WhatsApp

“But WhatsApp is working so well!!!” – random person on the street This is phone territory, which I thought I wouldn’t write about, but like most people, I use a smart phone which has now encroached into desktop/laptop territory. “But … Continue reading

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