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  • Convert Docx To Markdown With Pandoc

    I prefer to use Microsoft Word for most of my writing. I prefer Word because its spell and grammar checker is superior to every other word processor or text editor I have tried. In addition, word has text to speech build in. I use text to speech to have my text spoken to me in order to catch errors and…

  • Whisker Menu Dark Theme

    The Whisker Menu has become the default menu in Xubuntu 14.04. I really like the Whisker menu. The Whiskers menu is one of the first things I installed on a XFCE desktop and has been since I discovered it a couple of years ago. However, the default look of the menu is not that exciting. The default theme is a…

  • How I Use a USB Stick and Git To Sync My Data

    The way most people use a USB stick is to just work directly from it. However, that is the wrong way of doing it. Working directly from the USB stick has several problems to it. Only one copy Difficult to backup. No version control Need USB stick to access files. Shortens the life of the USB stick as it is…

  • wxPython 2.9 on Linux

    I needed to test one of my programs on Linux. It’s written in Python using wxPython. I am using the the version that is still in development wxPython 2.9. There is prebuild versions for Mac and Windows but unfortunately there isn’t a prebuild package for Linux so I had to compile it myself. However I ran in to some problems…

  • SSH Port Forwarding

    This will essentially create a VPN(Private Virtual Network) via SSH. It will allow you to access webpages that otherwise only are accessible from within the local network or browse the internet looking like you are on your home IP address. Why is this useful? Well, I’ll tell you what I use it for.   Accessing a local webserver on my…