Category Archives: Software

Installing Brackets in Ubuntu 16.04

Overcoming “brackets : Depends: libgcrypt11 (>= 1.4.5) but it is not installable”

Trying to install the code editor Brackets on Ubuntu 16.04 results in the above error. Luckily though there’s an easy fix and hopefully you won’t have to spend the time I did to find it.

Terminal (command line) Instructions:

wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/279485070/libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.4_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libgcrypt11_1.5.3-2ubuntu4.4_amd64.deb
wget https://github.com/adobe/brackets/releases/download/release-1.9/Brackets.Release.1.9.64-bit.deb
sudo dpkg -i Brackets.Release.1.9.64-bit.deb

Advertisements

Plex Tip #3 – Mass (bulk) Edits

It’s October and in Upstate NY that means cold air, colorful leaves, hot cider, pumpkin spice, & Horror Movies.

Continue reading Plex Tip #3 – Mass (bulk) Edits

DotNet MVC Single Page Application Take Two!

Shortly after writing my last post I started thinking of better ways to create a DotNet MVC Single Page application. So here it is.

First I tried translating this to Dot Net Core but unfortunately it doesn’t have a method for Request.IsAjaxRequest() and I’m not ninja enough to write my own yet (although I did try) so this example remains in C# Dot Net MVC 4.5.2.

Continue reading DotNet MVC Single Page Application Take Two!

Plex Tip #2 – How to change your Plex database path in Ubuntu 16.04

In here I intend to simply explain how to change the Plex database path in Ubuntu.

For a bit of background my Plex database is over 130GB in size (last I checked) and my boot drive is 80GB while my media drives are 3TB. Naturally storing the Plex database on the media drives (that get backed up to each other too) makes sense.

Continue reading Plex Tip #2 – How to change your Plex database path in Ubuntu 16.04

Plex Tip #1 – Organizing separate Editions of the same movie

So lets say you’re celebrating May 4th properly (May the 4th be with you) and you decide to add Harmy’s Despecialized Edition of the original Star Wars trilogy to your Plex Movie collection.

However you already have the Original Star Wars, from VHS, DVD or Bluray, in your collection and you want to keep it and display them separately.

Thankfully Plex, as always it seems, has a solution.

Continue reading Plex Tip #1 – Organizing separate Editions of the same movie

How To: Compile C# App in Visual Studio for Linux

For those who don’t know C# is a Microsoft language and Visual Studio is a Microsoft IDE or Integrated Development Environment.

Due to Microsoft’s history of being a very proprietary closed-source company there’s a bit of a perception that you wouldn’t be able to compile Applications written in C# and run them in the Open Source world of Linux but I’m going to show you just how easy this has become with a very basic hello world example.

Continue reading How To: Compile C# App in Visual Studio for Linux