Tag: ubuntu

Mar 21 2017

Simulating the Insert Key on a MacBook Pro

Apple to Ubuntu

For almost the last 20 years, an Apple laptop of one variety or another has been my main computing device. Imagine my surprise when I finally learned today that Apple keyboards don’t have an Insert key. In almost two decades I have never needed it, but that changed this morning. While working in my favorite …

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Feb 15 2017

How to Install SWI-Prolog on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

SWI-Prolog Logo

I know that this post will probably be of interest to about a dozen people worldwide, and even those few may be disappointed by it. Since the official SWI-Prolog packages aren’t often kept up to date and because compiling and installing SWI-Prolog from source should be both quick and straightforward, that is the recommended way …

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Jan 21 2017

How to Install Pip on Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak

Python Logo

I am excited this evening. Why? Because I am finally getting back to some real Python development. While I have recently coded up some GIMP plug-ins, I haven’t really taken the time to properly set up my Python environment since making the switch from OS X to Ubuntu in December.  Now I’ve got some Django programming …

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Dec 09 2016

Programming Scripts and Plug-ins for GIMP: Introduction

GIMP logo

For several years now, Adobe Photoshop has been the sole reason that I have continued to run Mac OS X. During that time, I have done the majority of my work in an Ubuntu instance running in a Parallels virtual machine. I’ve finally bitten the bullet and installed Ubuntu as the primary operating system on …

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Nov 01 2016

How to Disable IPv6 in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

Disable IPv6

In the course of troubleshooting a pseudo-distributed mode installation of Apache Hadoop on my Ubuntu 16.04 vm, one of the tips I stumbled across suggested disabling IPv6. For any networking neophytes, Internet Protocol version 6, aka IPv6, is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the system governing the assignment of addresses to networks …

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May 04 2016

Arduino IDE on Ubuntu – Can’t Open Device

Arduino IDE successful upload message

If you’ve just installed the Arduino IDE on Ubuntu, you’ve likely encountered an error similar to the one above the first time you tried to upload a sketch to your board. The error that I specifically get reads: avrdude: ser_open(): can’t open device “/dev/tty/ACMO”: Permission denied ioctl(“TIOCMGET”): Inappropriate ioctl for device Problem uploading to board. …

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