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Python versions by Linux Distribution

Listed below is a list of recent distributions for Debian, Ubuntu, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the corresponding Python version that ships with each version.

Bluetooth Headphones & A2DP/AAC w/ Pipewire on Debian 12

I've had a pair of Anker Soundcore Life 2 bluetooth headphones with active noise-cancelling for a while, but generally used them with either my phone or laptop running PopOS. Recently decided to try to use them with my desktop running Debian Bookworm 12 (currently in beta), and had less than a pleasant time, despite learning far more than I wanted to about bluetooth.

Bash Auto-Dark Mode Script

Simple script to detect the terminal background color and calculate the luminance of that compared to straight black or white. Useful for displaying different colors in a script based on a light or dark background.

Today in Gaming history OCT 30th

Today in Gaming History: October 30 October 30 is a significant date for many video game fans, as it marks the anniversary of several influential and memorable titles. From classic arcade games to modern masterpieces, this day has seen the release of some of the most beloved games in the industry. Here are some of the highlights of today in gaming history:

ATS Public Beta 1.49 Released!

American Truck Simulator - 1.49 Open Beta: What’s New and How to Join American Truck Simulator, the popular truck driving simulation game by SCS Software, has just released its 1.49 Open Beta branch for players to try and test out. This update brings a lot of new features and improvements to the game, such as HDR skyboxes, moon and new weather effects, PACCAR Technical Center, and more. In this article, we will give you a brief overview of what’s new in the 1.49 Open Beta and how you can join it.

Internal Nitrado Statement to Employees - My Thoughts

It has come to my attention that a statement, allegedly from Raphael Stange, CEO at Marbis GmbH, has been posted on reddit from user /u/BrilliantAcadia632. I have no verification is this is a real post as I did not see the original Slack message nor do I know the original poster, but if true, is very concerning to me.

Today in gaming History Nov 3!

Today in Video Game History: November 3 November 3 is a notable date for many video game fans, as it marks the anniversary of several influential and memorable titles. From the early days of arcade games, to the modern era of consoles and mobile devices, this day has seen the release of some of the most popular and acclaimed games in the industry. Here are some of the highlights of today in video game history:

Dell 32 Inch Curved 1440P

I purchased the Dell S3222DGM monitor from best buy during a pretty aggressive Cyber Monday deal. When this monitor was first released it could be found for around 450 dollars. I was able to snag it for 250 during the deal. Not bad at all! Today 11/29/2022 it is still available for 249.99 which is 100 dollars off its new MSRP of 349.99.

Initial Thoughts on Intel A770 on Linux

After looking at the new line of Intel dedicated graphics cards and chatting with an Intel rep about their Linux compatibility, I decided to pick up one of the new 16GB A770 cards and gave it a spin on a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installation. The price point of the Intel ARC A770 offered by Microcenter was a determining factor as well, as an MSRP of $350 is far more manageable than some of the alternatives.

Handbrake Video Transcoding

Handbrake ( is a very powerful utility for transcoding videos, but can be overwhelming with its barrage of options. To try to make heads and tails of it, I did some testing with a 1 minute video (1:12 exactly), from a 1080p Blu-ray source.

Bash script to update file timestamps by filename

find . -type f -regex '\.\/[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].' | while read i; do D=$(echo "$i" | sed 's:./\([0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]\).:\1:') touch "$i" -t "$0000" done ```

The Secrets of Telvanni

Team up with your fellow players within the Telvanni Peninsula and Apocrypha to unlock unique rewards for all Necrom owners.

Destiny 2 Cheater gets the hammer

Its a well known fact that Fate 2 designer Bungie has been at battle with miscreants lately, taking an especially horrifying guideline breakers to court and suing them for a huge number of dollars.

The Minion ESO Addon Tool

So you finally caught wind of the ESO addons? Well look no further! Below you will find a complete and comprehensive tutorial on how to install and setup Minion!

Today in Gaming history

Capcom Releases the Directors Cut in the US and Fans go Crazy! The game was delivered as remuneration for the deferred arrival of Resident Evil 2. The Director's Cut contained, notwithstanding to the first rendition of the game, another organized mode with different changes made to the game.

Today In gaming History

Mortal combat is what we can thank for the beginning of the lobby against violent video games. Parents at the time thought mortal combat (using its signature real images on a 2d platform) showed exponential violance towards children, and while it has been proven that there is ZERO correlation between the two, the lobbies against violent video games continue even today!

FCC Aiming to restore Net Nuetrality

In an effort to revive "net neutrality" restrictions for the broadband business and the ongoing discussion over the future of the internet, the US government wants to reinstate strict controls for high-speed internet service providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.

Today in Tech History

Just a little over two weeks after naming Steve Jobs interim CEO, Apple launches their “Think Different” ad campaign. Designed to reintroduce the Apple brand, the campaign was nearly universally praised by the press, general public, and advertising industry, winning several awards along the way. Looking back in context, Think Different was the symbolic start of Apple’s resurgence from near-collapse in the 1990’s into the most valuable company in the world.

Kerbal Space Program 2 - Disable Launcher in Linux

I decided to try out the "For Science!" update that just dropped recently for Kerbal Space Program, only to be greeted with... nothing... when I launched the game. I gave it a few moments to launch, but nothing. It just sat there.

Enable Crossplay on Valheim Linux Server

Using the Linux Game Server Manager script to install Valheim is convenient, though does lack some features, (and arguably does not implement the files in the most POSIX compliant way).

Video Transcoding from VOB Files for Plex

While testing out a new Plex install, (article talking about that coming soon), I ran into some difficulties with various ripped content I had, notably that it is far less accepting on various video formats.

Installing SSH server on Windows 10

Microsoft natively supports SSH client and SSH server via libreSSH, but has some caveats, at least on Windows 10. According to the official docs it should be installable via the Features interface, but this was not quite so in my experience.

Why did hackers attack my Wordpress site?

Wordpress is one of the most popular web frameworks in the wild today due to its low cost, plethora of plugins, tasteful themes, and excellent extensions. Desipte this it is also arguably one of the worst written pieces of software ever duct taped together, (maybe second after Windows ME). Please note, even internally we debate on the quality of Wordpress, this is just my personal opinion. :P This makes it a prime target for script kiddies, blackhats, and underground organizations, but why?