Debates

Talk about and press what Clinton doesn’t want to be talked about: Bribery. Cutting massive deals for friends/family. Cutting deals with 3rd world dictators and thugs. Fucking over the populations of the countries which live under these thugs so that Clinton’s buddies can get rich. Haiti.

The appalling disaster that globalism is. Clinton’s voting for the Iraq invasion.

She ran a personal server in order to deliberately avoid FOIA requests which would have exposed pay-to-play bribery.

Talk about the massive loss of jobs under her husband. The decimation of the middle class.

Talk about her insane open-borders policy and the fact that American taxpayers will have to foot the bill which will run into the tens of billions of dollars.

And talk about her repeated lies about her e-mail server.

Creation

Creation

Is sometimes a slow process

Can start from a seemingly, disorganized, chaotic beginning

Requires perseverance, dedication, devotion, and patience

Requires *love*

Is founded upon intention

Is what we do naturally when we are the way we’re supposed to be

One thing about where I live

The area I live in has some amazing music. Absolutely amazing, mind-blowing, spirit-uplifting, epiphany-inducing dance music!

Its important to appreciate it!

I love the fact that there are other crazy people like me who love to dance their asses off 🙂

No matter what else you do in life go out and dance sometimes. Dance like crazy. Open up to the highest cosmic energy and channel the energy fearlessly and lovingly!

I’m so happy I’m a healthy vegan too, because I don’t need any kind of substances to uplift me beyond good music and good energy.

Cosmic energy is the ultimate high.

Today I had a realization: When you are channeling cosmic energy its ok to just let it happen. Part of the wisdom of tranquil abiding is to just let cosmic energy flow naturally and not have to worry or think about it. It doesn’t matter what it “means”, what anyone thinks, or anything. Its just natural and wholesome like breathing.

Install Photoshop and other Windows apps and games in Ubuntu

Photoshop CC 2015 on Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial"

Photoshop CC 2015 on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial”

Photoshop CC 2015 is listed with a “Gold” rating at WineHQ which is great news. I can confirm that it runs under Ubuntu Xenial 16.04.

In addition there are a lot of other apps and games that can be installed. Below I give examples for installing Kindle and Notepad++.

We are going to be installing the latest development version of Wine from the official WineHQ PPA. We will also need the most recent development version of winetricks. See below for complete installation instructions.

Here is the page at WineHQ for Photoshop CC 2015 (there are also pages for other versions).

Here’s the entire process in a nutshell:

Install very latest Wine from the official Wine PPA:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel mono-complete

Install the very latest winetricks:
(Make sure you have a ~/bin directory. Also check your ~/.profile, it should be set to include ~/bin in $PATH although it is not strictly required in the steps below.)

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks; chmod +x winetricks; mv winetricks ~/bin

Create 32-bit prefix exclusively for Photoshop:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.photoshop32 ~/bin/winetricks

Select Install an application but once the list of available applications show, click Cancel.

In the next window that appears select Install a Windows DLL or Component. In the list of available components select and install the following:

atmlib gdiplus msxml3 msxml6 vcrun2005 vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008

Back at the previous screen select Install a font and select and install the following:

corefonts lucida tahoma unifont

Back at the previous screen select Change settings. Select the following and click OK:

fontsmooth=rgb win7

Note that the list of above components reported to work by different people at the WineHQ site varies but for certain you need atmlib and gdiplus and you must set the Windows version to win7. You may want to try changing or removing other components.

As noted on the WineHQ page for Photoshop CC 2015 there may font rendering issues related to the gdiplus library. In winetricks select Run winecfg and then in the winecfg Libraries tab select *gdiplus and press the Edit button. Change it from Native (Windows) to Builtin (Wine).

Install Photoshop (32-bit):

WINEPREFIX=~/.photoshop32 WINEARCH=win32 wine Set-up.exe

The installer will open and you can run a normal install.

IMPORTANT: On my system at about 25% into the installation it appears to fail and says “Installation Failed. Your installation encountered errors.”  However the installation is still running in the background.  Its important to wait several minutes and allow the installation to complete.  Wait for all hard disk activity to cease.

Once it is installed there will be an entry in ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/ named Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (32 Bit).desktop

In the Plasma menu under Applications -> Wine -> Programs there is an entry for Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (32 Bit) and it does run.

If you need to wipe everything and try again

rm -rf ~/.photoshop32 ~/.local/share/applications/wine*

This wipes everything and gives you a completely clean slate. Obviously use with caution if you have other Wine apps installed.

Installing other apps (optional):

I recommend installing apps to their own directory, and using 32-bit over 64. To install Kindle just run:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.kindle32 ~/bin/winetricks

Choose Install an application and you will find Kindle in the list of available applications.

To install Notepad++ you would do something like:

WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.npp ~/bin/winetricks

then select Notepad++ from the list of applications.

You get the idea. Just remember the key things: you may need to install fonts and should usually set the Windows version to win7 in the Change settings section. You may also need to install Windows components or DLL’s which is beyond the scope of this article.

When you run winetricks you’ll see there’s a good list of applications and games readily available.

You could also create a generic container for 32-bit applications:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 ~/bin/winetricks

And you can also install an app directly with:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 WINEARCH=win32 wine 32bit_app.exe

And for 64-bit use:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 WINEARCH= ~/bin/winetricks

Or to install a 64-bit app directly:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 WINEARCH= wine 64bit_app.exe

Final note

I hope this will inspire people en masse to ditch Windows permanently, choose to use Linux, and be more involved with free software. Please see my other guide KDE Plasma with Kubuntu – Setup, notes, ideas.


Credits, Thanks & Help:

askubuntu.com: How do I create a 32-bit WINE prefix?
wiki.archlinux.org: Wine


Linux really is the future

I’ve been back to using Linux now for a while and I’ve pretty much completely forgotten that I was even using Windows before. But its not just that – its not just that my experience is the same as before: Its so much better.

Linux is so awesome. Its so fun to use. There are so many cool things about it.

Today I managed to set up my system where I have three virtual desktops: One main desktop that is for general-type stuff, then one desktop for one of my online courses, and the third desktop for my other course.

I have browser windows relevant to each course open in each virtual desktop. I also have Okular open with relevant texts in each desktop, and of course terminal windows in which I write code.

Having it organized like this is such a huge leap. I can keep all my stuff for each programming course together in one desktop. When I want to study or work on it I just switch to it. And when I want, I switch away from it and can do other things.

This helps so much in preventing things getting cluttered and from getting overwhelmed trying to keep track of too many things.

I frequently – pretty much always – have many things going on simultaneously. I can burn out easily or just get overwhelmed and lose track of things, after which I have to start over again which is difficult.

I go through this all the time. But my goal is to not have to, because things will be organized.

As I’m working on my system right now I have this feeling as if I can sense the future – this very positive, bright, cool future of which Linux and free, Open Source software is a major part.

Mainstream media is engaging in manipulation

What is wrong about the story that she only has pneumonia? First of all, in the video above you can see that her body appears to become rigid and her elbows are bent and her hands are behind her back in what appears to be abnormal posturing a sign of severe brain injury. Her body is rigid and then the knees buckle. She collapses and is carried by two people. In this video and the one from the other angle you can clearly see her feet dragging. He body has gone limp. Front rigid to limp. Whatever causes that is hard core. It is not pneumonia. Or – it is not just pneumonia. That may be how this lie is being pushed: They say “She has pneumonia.” A fact which may be at least partially truthful. But – and this is critical – she may have something else. Whatever else is not being said. Its being left out.

Then they could go back and claim “We didn’t lie. She did have pneumonia.” Only that the pneumonia wasn’t the serious issue. There was another issue.

Think about the last time you felt light-headed. Maybe you got up too fast or something. How do you react? You generally bend over to support your hands on your knees, or will put your hands out to support yourself on something like a chair or table if one is available. You do not do what she did. What happened with her body is highly abnormal and more like some kind of seizure.

And this idea is supported precisely because, only an hour later, she seemed to be up and about and professing to feel fine. Think about it: If you had a respiratory infection so bad that it made you faint or have some kind of seizure, you would be feeling like complete shit. If the infection was raging in your body so bad that it had reached that point – and none of this adds up because if it was even moderately close to being before such a point the person would have been feeling so run-down and crappy they would not have even wanted to attend an event – there’s no way – no way – that an hour later you’d be all kipper and upbeat and happy. No fucking way.

Hilary’s attempt to make it seem like she was ok afterwards actually proves to me that there was something more like a seizure which occurred. Because yes, after a seizure a person would be back to normal.

Which means that her taking off a couple days and not flying to the West coast – is just a lie, a scam to make it seem like she actually has pneumonia.

She doesn’t have pneumonia. And you could see the knee-jerk, classic Clintonian playbook of flat-out denial being enacted from the outset of this episode. Just as both Clintons have lied about so many other things.

These people are the most full-of-shit, scumbag liars.

The Curiosity Rover just took the coolest pictures of Mars!

Heise.de: Marsrover Curiosity begeistert mit Fotos von Gesteinsformationen

Sandstone formations which emerge from from wandering dunes.

Upgrade Kubuntu 16.04 ‘Xenial’ from Plasma 5.5 to Plasma 5.6

Using the Kubuntu Backports PPA its possible to upgrade from Plasma 5.5 to 5.6

kubuntu.org/news: Plasma 5.6.5 and Frameworks 5.23 now in Backports for Kubuntu 16.04

Instructions are here:

KDE Community Wiki:Kubuntu/PPAs:Kubuntu Backports

Donate to KDE

War is natural

War is a natural part of being a human. Humans eat. Sleep. Have sex. And they also engage in war.

There is nothing unnatural about engaging in war. Not engaging in war is actually unnatural. It is delusion to think that a human being should never engage in war. A human being has to engage in war. It is a necessary part of living.

I’m writing this because I want people to understand that war is natural. You may take a Buddhist, Christian, or other point of view in your life. Or you may take a Taoistic one. Regardless, you should not feel bad about engaging in war. It is part of being human.

War is like a responsibility. It is one of the things you need to do to survive.

If you believe that war is bad, if you adhere to this delusion, you will damage yourself. You will damage others.

We are at war but, out of delusion, we may not perceive it or may not want to perceive it. But we are at war. And we need to recognize it, and fight. And win.

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