So I had a bunch of audio files in mono and wanted to convert them to sterero. This is pretty much just a case of copying the single-channel mono stream and pasting it into the two separate channels of the stereo track. I then also wanted to add a fake effect that makes this new dubious stereo track sound something like a genuine stereo track. All this is possible in Audacity. What's more, the program allows batch processing which allowed me to automate this task across a bunch of files.
An ASUS ROGSTRIX B450-F gaming motherboard that I have had been working perfectly fine for a year. Suddenly though, booting up the system resulted in the following message on the POST boot screen:
USB Device over current status detected !! System will shut down after 15 seconds
The system would shutdown and restarting would result in the same message. I couldn't get into the BIOS either as the del and F2 keys did nothing.
Trying to install a legacy pear package on a new version of Ubuntu is a bit of a chore as things are broken. For starters, using
$> sudo apt install php-pear
$> sudo pear install foo
results in errors such as
Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in PEAR/REST.php on line 187
Here are the steps I used to get X11VNC working on an Ubuntu (19.10) box. Hope this helps somebody else out there too.
Freeplane, a fork of the mind-mapping program, Freemind, works really well. Except for the fact that in my (K)Ubuntu installation, it sometimes hangs in the middle of editing a node. Once it becomes non-responsive, the only fix is to kill the process and restart the program. The version of Freeplane in Ubuntu 18.04 is 1.6.13. However, the current version (March 2019) of Freeplane is 1.7.7. So, it's highly possible that upgrading Freeplane to the latest version will fix this issue.
I needed to install Windows and downloaded the 4.7GB Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft's website. Since I only had Linux machines at my disposal (and no DVD drives), I had to look to install the ISO on a pen drive. While the purists advocated that I use
dd to accomplish this, I found that getting the USB to be bootable was something of a chore. So I looked for a friendlier solution and this is what I found for Kubuntu:
So I have a couple of routers connected to my network each linking to a different ISP. When an ISP goes down, I want to easily switch ISPs from the command line and these are the couple of lines I use to do so:
So I tried playing a video on Netflix in Firefox and while everything worked including the previews while hovering over a title, the actual movie/TV episode failed to play and resulted in the following error:
Playback Error Code: F7701-1003
The main thing that needs to be done is to enabled DRM support in Firefox's preferences section. (Look for a checkbox titled "Play DRM-controlled content".)
So, Blizzard is offering a gift to players for some reason (possibly for a bug, I forget). But on my Linux install (via Playonlinux), clicking the Gifts button at the top just brings up a blank screen. You are supposedly also able to claim the gift by logging onto battle.net in a browser. But where does one go from there? There's a "Gift history" option in your account settings section, but that does not list anything that is claimable.