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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

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Measure Your Phone Charger’s Performance

*Update*

After testing it appears this app doesn’t really work as advertised and you’re better off just buying one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J3JSEG6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=19K6X9O94KRDR&coliid=I1AZG77FSC6HXF&psc=1

I didn’t know this existed until now

This is just an FYI post as I just learned about it but I definitely plan on digging deeper into this app.

That being said if you think your phone charger sucks or maybe your cable sucks this app can give you some real data to backup your intuitions and make changes appropriately.

I just plugged in two different cables into my charger and my laptop with my phone and I was surprised to see the differences. Even between different usb ports on the same laptop!

And best yet it’s free!

Download:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.ampere&hl=en

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.

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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.

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