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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

⭐Linux 0.7.9 install and review on the Pine64 Rock64 small board computer.

⭐Linux 0.7.9 install and review on the Pine64 Rock64 small board computer.

Lets watch my tutorial video I created about the Pine64 Small board computer, which is a good alternative to the Raspberry Pi computer. Currently the RPI 4 4gb $50 SBC(Small Board Computer) can be purchased for around $150 USD. This is due to the chip shortage that is racking everyone's brains. The Pine Rock 64 can be purchased for around $44 for a 4GB model. The ROCKPro64 4GB Single Board Computer Price is: $79.99 USD. Apparently they are not affected by the chip shortage.

So go ahead and check out the video and decide which SBC you want to purchase. Just keep in mind that these boards can not only boot from a SD Card, they can also boot from EMMC Memory, which is similar to the hard drives found in your favorite Chrome Device.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Sci Fi/ Horror movie reviews

 Come check out Ms. Boomsticks Movie reviews on her You Tube channel!

They are good movie reviews and you will also find the Funny Adventures of Rogue, The X-men Puppy

Monday, July 18, 2022

Sega Saturn Emulator: Medfen

 We will be performing a test with the Sega Saturn Emulator named Medfen. I would test out Yabause, but it has not been updated or patched for the last 5 years. According to Linux Standards, that would render it a dead program by default.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Zorin OS, a nice Windows and Mac alternative. The Linux Minute

Zorin OS - The Linux Minute

Zorin OS is one of those Linux operating system that not only looks nice on the outside, it play nice on the inside as well. 

Zorin OS is the alternative to Windows and macOS designed to make your computer faster, more powerful, secure, and privacy-respecting.

The operating system is even customizable to your preferences and likes. Here I have set the appearance and behavior to mirror the Windows 11 operating system.

This is the standard Windows 10 interface type, if that is your preference. This is set to this style by default when you install the operating system.

This version more closely resembles Windows 8 and 7, since the select menu item will render its name on the taskbar below.

This menu option is reminiscent of the Android operating system or the Mac OS as well.

Here is you standard , stick the menu and task bar on the side of the scree. This is handy if you need more screen real estate to work with when editing pictures.

This closely resembles a Mac style menu that can be used.

This is a more blown out version of the Mac menu, complete with the search bar when select the 9x9 grid of dots.

Now here we have the Windows 11 style interface, which is only available in the "PRO" version, which runs for around $40.

A nice side bar interface for you vertical pleasure.

Windows 7 standard interface.

As you can imagine, the OS comes complete with Libre Office, which is just as up to par as Microsoft Office 365 currently is. Even more so than MS O365. It just seems so much more robust and powerful than your standard install of MS0365.

In Zorin , we even have options provided for us for video and audio editing and podcasting. Just record your audio and then upload it to your favorite podcasting service. In the video realm, as with the audio, edit your final product in one of the many video editors that are free to download and then upload your video to the platform of your choosing. Some apps even let you upload the video directly to the platform, including Davinci Resolve(yes, you can down load and edit your videos for free with no watermark, up to 1080P), KDEN Live , and many others.

Gaming is a breeze in Zorin as well. Here I am playing Command and Conquer, that is free to download as well. I wonder if it will be raining?

Nighttime mode is activated, and for this desktop theme it has two colors of mountain ranges, THis is the sundown mode.

Next up is the weather app, it is installed by default and finds your weather forecasts for your local area, very easily.

The settings menu is relatively easy to navigate as well since it resembles a windows setting interface.

And as you might of guessed, it also auto updates itself as well. You can also turn off the auto updates if you so choose to.

You can also choose to skip the updates, that is if you are still working on documents, and what not.

The Zorin store is complete as well. Since it runs on two different Linux builds, Ubuntu and Debian, it has flatpack install capability as well as DEB and SNAP. Even though it has 3 different install libraries that it can pull from, I have never encountered any issues with the OS failing after an update. I run my build on a HP G3 600 series Quad Core i5-6500 series CPU with 16GB of ram.

Here is a better view of the store and some of the apps that reside there. There are many more programs listed in the store and 90% of them have free options for download. You can preview what is inside the store by running the Live Version of the program, which just runs the OS from the USB stick you imaged it to, without over writing anything in the main hard drive of your computer. So read the last two parts of the review about shutdown procedures and download Zorin OS today!

Shutting the computer down is just as easy as shutting down a Windows machine. Just select the menu interface, in this case the letter Z icon. Then select the power button over to the right to receive your power options

Now the final task is just to select the Power Off button and your Zorin OS computer will safely shut down.


Click on the link below and download ZORIN OS today!

Download Zorin OS

Friday, July 1, 2022

Things that make you go boom. - The Linux Minute

Fireworks and the Linux Operating System - The Linux Minute

There are too many fireworks in the mix for people to be lighting off and disturbing ones sleep, when they have to go to work the next day. 2 A.M., not acceptable. 3 A.M., not acceptable, and 4:30 A.M., definitely not acceptable.

Now back to our regularly scheduled program.

We are here to talk about Emulators, emulation, retro like operating systems and Linux Operating Systems and the one operating system that is very patriotic.

 Peach OSI : Patriot 

The Patriotic Operating System

The reason that it is a patriotic operating system is not only because of its name, but it also displays people skating in New York in front of the American flag and the background sounds that are enabled in desktop mode are a busy crowd. There are many desktop pictures to choose from which are all patriotic in nature. Fireworks audio files can even be set to be played at random to give it more of a 4th of July feel to the operating system.

Peach OSI:Patriot – a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, with an OSX-like interface.

Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, Peach OSI: Patriot has been defined as discontinued since it has not had any development since 2019. I emailed them and asked if any newer versions will be released. I am currently still awaiting a response.

Here is a basic picture of the OS's desktop mode.

There is also a search menu that is a a bit odd, but albeit, familiar within the Mac World, since it is emulating the Mac environment.

There are quite a few programs already installed, but don't get me wrong. This is not an over bloated operating system like Microsoft Windows. The install barely takes up 8 gigabytes of hard drive space compared to windows almost insanely 36GB to 50GB depending on options that you install.

Peach OSI:Patriot comes with a large set of pre-installed applications by default, such as: Firefox, Midori, KeePassX, Desktop Webmail, Pidgin, Ubuntu Software Center, LibreOffice, AbiWord, Dictionary, Orage Calendar, digiKam, Entangle, Gimp, Blender, gmusicbrowser, Banshee, Ardour3, Brasero, wxBanker, Backups, Wine, Grub Customizer, and a whole lot more.

Google Chrome is not included but it is easily installed if that is your flavor.

You can also download a Linux version for the many different flavors in Debian, Ubuntu, Mint. Fedora, CentOS Stream. OpenSUSE versions of Brave Browser. That is, if you like to earn coin and rewards, whilst browsing the interwebs.

There is even a program that was developed to help make using Wine even easier. What this program exists for is to make it so that normal Windows users who still need to use a few odd programs, can install them easily and execute them. I have not tested this feature as of yet, but I will do so with an oddity of a program called Manga Maker by Comipo, in the near future.

You can think of this as a sub menu system that contains all your windows programs and contains them in one district. I am sure that you can make shortcuts to said programs, seeing as versatile and powerful as Linux is made to be.

Peach OSI:Patriot even comes with Libre Office already installed so that you may edit and create Microsoft Office style documents, for work ,school or home use. You can even save your work as Microsoft office documents file architypes such as DOCx or XLSX, which are Microsoft 2007-2013 file types and compatible with Microsoft Office 365.

As you may see, this is just a basic rundown of the current version of Peach OSI : Patriot. With a few addons you can make the desktop icons and menu icons more appealing to the eye. This is just another flavor of Linux, that is a bit easier to use for above entry level users who have converted over from the Windows or Mac environment for a little while.

So go out and download the operating system at the link at the bottom, install and enjoy! 😄

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Mouse jiggler, make yourself look busy on your PC.

Today we are going to show you how to build a mouse jiggler so that you can keep your PC active and make yourself look busy to others on Microsoft Teams, WebEx Teams, Skype, and many other live chat apps.

The first thing I have to explain is that is not very complicated and requires no soldering. It will however require some Arduino code, but you can just cut and paste my code at the bottom.

First of you well need this little item. It is called Lily Go Leonardo, and it has a micro pc built in. I will now explain how a PC is crammed into this keychain USB.

It uses a standard micro pc chip based on the Arduino Leonardo system, and technically it is a computer on a chip. It is also referred to as a Keyboard, but that is probably because you can code it to type so many things, like a 246 character password that you can make it type out 3 seconds after you plug it in.

This might sound crazy, but you can basically lock down all your accounts and they will not be able to be hacked for quite a while. After all even a 128 character password would take 93 Trillion years for a hacker program to figure out. These are actual facts put forth by the Computer Security Foundation and Council. 

so basically I wrote a mouse jiggler program so that my pc will always stay awake no matter what I am doing. Mainly this is because when i am scanning in electronics and pc equipment into an excel document, sometimes I have to lay the Bluetooth scanner down and untangle a mess of wires. Sometimes this can take several minutes up to and past a half an hour. By that time the computer screen has already went into lock mode and I have to walk back over to the laptop and log back in.

Now this can b e a security issue in any other department, but since it is just me back in the warehouse jamming out to Ferry Corsten and the State of Trance, I will have no worries.

The mouse functions enable 32u4 micro based boards to control cursor movement on a connected computer through their micro boards native USB port. When updating the cursor position, it is always relative to the cursor’s previous location.

This loads the mouse library to let you use it.

#include <Mouse.h>

These core libraries allow the 32u4 and SAMD based boards (Leonardo, Esplora, Zero, Due and MKR Family) to appear as a native Mouse and/or Keyboard to a connected computer.

The next bit of code is as I stated in the code with the forward slash annotations, that it is to move the mouse pointer every 60 seconds. You can adjust your time, but just remember that 1 second equals 1000, which is milliseconds. So to have your mouse move once per minute it would have to be set at 60,000 milliseconds, or what we just call 60 seconds. So to have the mouse move once every 10 minutes, if your screen locks at the standard 12 to 15 minutes, you will need to set the milliseconds to 600,000 instead of 60,000. Of course since this is C+ you can not use commas in numerical values so 600,000 will be represented as 600000 and 60,000 as 60000 and 6,000 as 6000 and such.

//move every 60 seconds/every minute
int move_interval = 60000;

This is just the next step of instructions that is telling the mouse to begin.

void setup() {

The next set of code is telling the mouse where to randomly move. In this context I am having the cursor moved .1 pixel on the screen in any direction so it is not noticeable to the human eye, but the computer will register it all the same.

void loop() {
  int x = random(-.1,.1);
  int y = random(-.1,.1);
  Mouse.move(x, y, 0);

The official link to purchase a Lily Go Programmable ATmega32U4 USB Stick

Source code: For the uninitiated, and those who want to skip the programming.
Click and drag and copy all the text that is colored Blue below. You can post this into your Arduino program as a new code and the select Run. It will begin to function immediately

#include <Mouse.h>

//move every 60 seconds/every minute
int move_interval = 60000;

void setup() {

// Values of the mouse location are set to .1 so as to not be noticeable if someone observes your screen.
void loop() {
  int x = random(-.1,.1);
  int y = random(-.1,.1);
  Mouse.move(x, y, 0);

Enjoy your Malicious Compliance, of being told to always be available on Teams. :P

Monday, June 27, 2022 presents Kirby64 and The Crystal Shards

Check out this weeks video and watch a Nintendo 64 game , be played on a Rock Pi Android board.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Sony PlayStation "PSX" Mini Classic


The menu of the Sony PlayStation Mini Classic, and no mods are installed. You can plug a jump drive into the front USB port, but you lose a controller port, so no 2 player games. You can also open the unit up and modify the system to have a USB stick permanently plugged into the USB micro port on the back. You can then upload games to the system as a USB drive and then when ready to play plug the system into power and let her rip.

Oh the look of this logo is so grand that I have this on a hat, a short and some cups.

CAPCOM, to be clear, not the idiots that fucked up the Apollo program. Just video game makers that chose a cool name while in Japan, so no copyright holding. That and the Space Program CAPCOM forgot to copyright their own name. Dumbshits.

So many hours were wasted playing this game and yet we put up with the ridicoulus video input from the people that made the game.

Barry: Why the hell are we even out here?!
Wesker: To get the money to pay for acting lessons?
Jill Valentine: It's too late for you, Wesker.
Wesker: Oh. Ok.

Hello Rebecca Chambers, and how.

How many people were hot after her when they played this game. I know I was and was romantically involved with a girl named Amy that looked just like her. oh yeah that was a treat, and yes I was divorced and single at the time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The SNES Mini Classic


I used Hakchi to mod the SNES Mini Classic and uploaded 45 more games to the system. I love playing SimCity on the system. Here is the logo that you are faced with every time the system boots. In the newer version though, you can stop the splash screen from appearing now or place one of your own.

Here is the menu now after I have modded the system and I now have around 75 games, maybe more.

I think my citizens hate my guts. I adorned my house with a large $ symbol made out of trees.

After all I have forced them to live in low income housing. Look at all those residential areas crammed in together. Usually they are a block wide the size of that Hospital in the shape of a cross.

Apparently SimCity is mimicking real life, and no one wants to work. See all those I's, those are industrial jobs.

The railway station is nicely done though. I pat myself on the back.

I have found a way to get power lines to a location without running a new set of lines and messing up the scenery. Just lay the power lines on the rail way and they auto connect.

Super Mario World, with unlimited lives.

I already spent off 29 lives before I did a screen grab for the post.  :P

That unobtainable treasure. usually I am small when I get down here and can not get to it, but I can now.

I am trying to hide in behind the midway check point, but it does not seem to be working.

But I digress, I am gaming to the nines so that I can get through my COVID incident.  Time to play Super Batman!