This is my current blog where I discuss a variety of computing topics including Linux, vim, python and javascript as well as science and statistics. Many of the posts have accompanying gists, which contain code for the example discussed.

VPS setup on digitalocean

Nov 2, 2022

In this post I will document my setup of an Ubuntu 22.04 VPS at Digital Ocean. I will provide links to resources at digitalocean that guided the choices I made. Of course, this is just one way to do it so read mutiple resources if you are trying this yourself.

Install OpenToonz on Pop!_OS 22.04

Oct 4, 2022

In this post I detail my install process for OpenToonz, an amazing tool for creating animation videos, on Pop!_OS 22.04. Again, I will be using flatpak, as I did with Shotcut in the previous post.

Install Shotcut on Pop!_OS 22.04

Oct 3, 2022

In this post I detail my install process for Shotcut, a video editor, on Pop!_OS 22.04. Pop!_OS 22.04 is very similar to Ubuntu 22.04, but has chosen to use flatpak instead of snap.

Install Tex Live 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04

Oct 31, 2016

On Ubuntu 14.04 I went through a fairly involved procedure to get the current TeX Live (TeX Live 2013 at that time) installed because it was not in the standard repository. However, it seems that there is now a much easier way to get TeX Live 2016: J Fernyhough has put together a PPA-- kudos to him! (sorry, no longer exists)

dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04

Oct 10, 2016

This a very brief post on installing dropbox on Ubuntu 16.04, mainly to remind myself how I got it working. In the end, it's the most straightforward approach, but not the one I found at the dropbox website. So, be careful.