Author Archives: jamespo

Fixing “Directory /tmp/uscreens/S-username must have mode 700” on Cygwin

chgrp -R Administrators /tmp/uscreens chmod 777 /tmp/uscreens chmod 700 /tmp/uscreens/S-username From here

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Installing Apricity on a HP Spectre x360

Boot into windows, resize (shrink) windows partition with disk management tool to create space for Apricity. Download Apricity and write to USB stick. Go into BIOS (Esc+F10 at boot). Disable trusted boot. Boot off USB Stick (F9 at boot). If … Continue reading

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dual boot kodi & multi emulator system for raspberry pi

Follow Matt’s advice – this uses recalbox and NOOBS    

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A quick test from org2blog

Didn’t work until I whitelisted my IP address from the Bad Behaviour plugin however. As I like to do everything in emacs, may as well blog from it too.

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Apache Tika

Apache Tika – a content analysis toolkitThe Apache Tika™ toolkit detects and extracts metadata and text from over a thousand different file types (such as PPT, XLS, and PDF). All of these file types can be parsed through a single … Continue reading

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How to remove “search with” and “visit” in Firefox’s address bar

How to remove “search with” and “visit” in Firefox’s address bar – gHacks Tech News

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Spotify on Android sluggishness

I was having performance issues with Spotify on Android, temporary lock ups, crashes, etc. This is on Android 5.0.1 (Marshmallow) on a Huawei Honor 7. It seems to be due to the fact that my cache is on a Micro … Continue reading

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Hilarious question on stackexchange

How do I deal with hiring reservations when resume is affected by brainsizing? I have letters after my name: a certificate from the Sorbonne in French, a math/CS master’s from UIUC, a theology master’s from Cambridge, and other things that … Continue reading

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Getting lcdproc to work with systemd

lcdproc was starting before /dev/ttyUSB0 was up cp /usr/lib/systemd/system/lcdd.service /etc/systemd/system/lcdd@.service Modify lcdd@.service to look like below: [Unit] Description=LCD display driver #After=syslog.target BindTo=dev-%i.device After=dev-%i.device syslog.target [Service] Type=forking ExecStart=/usr/bin/LCDd -c /etc/LCDd.conf #ControlGroup=cpu:/ [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target systemctl enable lcdd@ttyUSB0.service

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TOMAHAWK – fantastic audio player

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