NrvrCommander makes CentOS 6.6 and Ubuntu 14.04 VMs


This is an announcement of new features of the free and open source NrvrCommander multi-OS virtual machine making scripting and automation software, which is at version 1.7.1.  What is new:

  • Support for making VMs that run Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • Better support for making VMs that run CentOS 6.6,
    in addition to earlier support of making VMs that run Scientific Linux.
  • Set number of processor cores.
  • Disable USB autoconnect.
  • Optionally install Node.js in VMs.
  • Update several components.

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Adj paragraph alignment in SVG


The open source Adj framework has a new command paragraph.

Adj 4.0.3 command paragraph breaks SVG text to a given maxWidth and can align left, center, or right, plain and styled, without and with hyperlinks, optionally with first line indent.

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Working remotely often


When living in a hotspot of technology, people at times made derogatory remarks about the large valley further east, an agricultural area: Read the rest of this entry »

Done implausibly well – rejected


A recurring theme earlier in my career had been work done so well it wasn’t considered appropriate. You read that right. Quality rejected because off the scale, on the top end.

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A bucket for cutting trails

bucket for cutting trails

Custom Bucket For Cutting Trails

As a counterbalance to computer topics, here is a picture of an adjustable loader bucket I designed on the spot a few years ago.

Had driven with a toddler a couple of hours to pick up a used dirt bucket. On inspection I recognized it had been advertised incorrectly and wouldn’t match our loader. Not to disappoint the kid Read the rest of this entry »

On already or when you push the button?


If in user interface there is an element with a symbol or a text, which for example says “On“, does that mean the machine currently is in the state indicated, i.e. is it on already, now?

Or will it be in that state only after you operate that element, i.e. will it be on only when you tap that element? Is it off now? Read the rest of this entry »

Printing an adapter


Were making a box for a timed outlet. Had bought mismatched parts. Designed and printed an adapter.

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Making our own toys


Designing toys ourselves and making them from renewable plastic.

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