Bash Script - Text to Speech

May 3, 2017 - 1 minutes
Use the Bash script below to speak some text. I like to use this for alarms and completion messages on long running jobs. For example I burn Raspberry Pi thin client images at work which take over 30 minutes to complete. You’ll need to obtain a key to use IBM Watson Text to Speech API. At the bottom of the page is an example audio message uploaded to YouTube. Read more ...

Android Virtual Device Problem

Apr 28, 2017 - 1 minutes
My Android virtual devices were not running in Android Studio 2.3.1 - Ubuntu 17.04 - Intel i3 processor that uses the i915 kernel modules. To troubleshoot the problem I tried running the emulator from the command line. ~/Android/Sdk/emulator/emulator -avd Pixel_XL_API_25 The following error message was at the top of the output. libGL error: unable to load driver: i965_dri.so After some googling I remedied the situation by creating the following symbolic link. Read more ...

Hugo Theme Comparison

Apr 24, 2017 - 1 minutes
Comparing two Hugo themes Hugo Bootstrap v4 Blog vs. Hugo Dusk See screenshots below. I like the looks of screenshot 1. I like the links for Posts and Tags in screenshot 2. Having the tags under the title in screenshot 1 doesn’t add much value for me. Tags are for searching. Having a page that lists all the tags makes more sense. If I could get a tags link and page working in Hugo Bootstrap v4 Blog I would be all set. Read more ...

Hugo Static Site Generator

Apr 23, 2017 - 1 minutes
After reading about Alan Pope switching from WordPress to Nikola for his blog I started looking at static site generators. I built this blog with Hugo static site generator. I’m digging Hugo so far. Love the way changes are reflected in the browser immediately. Using Hugo Dusk theme, rsync to my Linode, and a private GitHub repository. To keep things clean I am not going to import my old blog PLA Tech Notes. Read more ...

Trying GNOME

Apr 23, 2017 - 1 minutes
With the end of Ubuntu Unity announced I began distro hopping. Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 is feeling like home. I have not customized it much. I have installed a few extensions listed below. For VMs with a desktop that I need to remote to I will continue to use Ubuntu MATE since it runs xRDP like a champ. Clipboard Indicator by Tudmotu Dash to Dock by michele_g Media player indicator by eon OpenWeather by jens Clipboard Indicator Dash to Dock Media Player Indicator OpenWeather Indicator Desktop Read more ...