KDE Plasma 5.8 has been released.
I don’t know if it will make it into Kubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety” but maybe it will at least be available as a backport.
This presidential election – stepping back and thinking about it – stepping back and feeling it, sensing its energy – more than anything I think its kind of sad, no matter what candidate wins or loses, its like America has already lost in some way. America is suffering over this. America is not happy.
Americans should step back and ask themselves honestly: Do we need this? With all the other things we need to be concerned about, is this how the leader is chosen for the highest elected office in government for the country?
I just read an article about Pope Francis’ recent statements regarding transsexuals. Thank you for your understanding Pope Francis.
I know that I am following a higher path which is the path God wanted me to take. But each person must arrive at their own path in their own way. No one can teach it to them. Children should be allowed to remain innocent. They will find whatever they find. More important is to focus on the timeless message of the important values which make one a successful person spiritually.
I agree that there’s a serious problem with certain groups aggressively pushing agenda that amounts to a type of abuse of children.
As a transsexual I can say that when I chose my path I know I was serving a higher purpose. It was a choice based on not just selfish interest but something greater.
There have always been people like me in the world, yet now for the first time we really have choices to change the way we are called to and fulfill our destinies. I am just grateful that I can be who I am and live in a world where I am supported by others.
I greatly appreciate your support and understanding, and am grateful for your words of spiritual encouragement.
With prayers for the blessing of the Most High,
Peace and Love
I saw a really great vision today. I walked along a street and there were all these different places. There was a Mexican restaurant. There was a Japanese restaurant. There was an American bar & grill. There was an Indian restaurant. There was a diner. There were other places I did not even know what they were but they were cool. All the places were cool. And they were all there, side-by-side. There was no conflict. No one feeling threatened. Everyone happy and enjoying whatever they choose. All coexisting side by side. I would even say: Not merely coexisting, but benefiting from each others’ presence. Gaining from each other. Enjoying each other.
That is a real vision. It is a real place. I walked through it today.
If you think your race is great – that’s great. Be who you are. Let’s all be who we are, and also love & enjoy each other also.
I have heard the idea in social media lately about the idea of a white ethnostate. I think that might be fine for some countries. But I also think that having a multi-cultural state is a great thing. That said, I still don’t know what they’re trying to do in Europe which seems like insanity.
With that said, I want to say that I continue to support Donald Trump. I am reminded ofthe episode of The West Wing where Jed Bartlett is talking with Leo about how great the Roman Empire was. He said that, back in the day, any citizen could walk from one end of the Roman empire to the other freely and not worry about anything. Not worry about being attacked or any kind of BS. That was what the Roman Empire stood for.
When America has such a porous border that any fuckwipe can get in, when people come in and disrespect our country. They come in pregnant and arrive at special birth hotels specifically set up so that they can come and have their kids on American soil to scam the immigration system – that is disrespect.
When they come in and think they can drive drunk and endanger the lives of our citizens – that is disrespect.
When they come in with impunity and sell crack, speed, heroin, and other rancid shit in the open on our street corners – that is disrespect.
That is not the America that our country should be, yet that is precisely the America we have under this sick, appalling government – under the oligarchy which runs our government and Big Media. Illegal aliens operate openly with impunity because they know they won’t be deported. They treat American citizens like shit.
I want Donald Trump to be President because people should know – if you come to this country, you respect it. And you are truly bringing something that will benefit us. You do not come and steal jobs and opportunities from us. You do not come and treat our people, our land like shit. If you come to our country you are on your best behavior.
And if you are an American company, that means first and foremost that you hire American citizens and put American citizens above all else as your highest priority. You do not contract out to third-world countries, fire American workers and replace them with foreigners, or move plants to other countries and expect to continue operating in America with impunity.
In life there is the idea of resistance, of being resistant. You do not allow people to just push you over. You show resistance to things. America has become this big, pathetic pushover that’s being swindled and mocked. That is not greatness. Its stupidity and ignorance based on massive delusion. Delusion is not compassion, and I guarantee you the end results from stupidity based on delusion are not wholesome.
America needs a strong leader. Hillary Clinton – as we’ve already seen when she was Secretary of State and the de facto head of the CIA – will turn the United States into a market to be sold to the highest bidder, completely betraying the people of America. She will weaken America during a critical time when it most needs strengthening. She will betray America at a time when it most needs loyalty.
On November 8th please vote for a strong America and against betrayal and corruption.
1 stereo, shelf system, boombox, or other audio system
Play one type of audio stream (can be a type of music or soundtrack to any type of video) on the stereo, boombox, or other audio system. Keep the volume to just above the audible level. That is, the volume should be low, just above the threshold where you can discern what is actually playing. This is the background sound source.
Next, on the laptop, computer, or other audio system that is nearer to you play a different type of music or audio stream. Adjust the level so that it is equal to or perhaps just slightly higher than the other audio source. This is the primary sound source.
Pick a type of music for the primary source. For example new-agey or space-type music. The background source could be something more active. It could be a soundtrack from Japanese dramas. It could be dance music. Or you could reverse the sources and have something really slow in the background and something more busy in the foreground. Feel free to experiment.
When the two sources mix in your environment they will create a mystical energy that is really cool.
You can also play around with equalization settings for the two audio sources. Find the optimal eq for the background source and the primary source.
You can also have a fan or air purifier running in the background to create an extra lush effect that really makes you feel isolated from the outside world, in your own mystical space.
You can also do things in your mystical space like drink relaxing herbal teas, take baths, read, meditate, or just relax.
Sometimes I just like to let my mind wander and think of all kinds of fascinating things. For example you can visualize the Cosmos and different galaxies and celestial objects. You can imagine different types of energies and all these different, amazing beings across the universe.
These are notes about installing MediaMonkey on Ubuntu 16.04 “Xenial” Linux. This information is also valid for Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, and probably Debian and other Debian-derived distributions.
I would give MediaMonkey an “almost gold” rating. For all intents and purposes it is working flawlessly although there might be some little issues.
The best reference is from MediaMonkey’s website which has a page Linux, Wine & MediaMonkey.
See my other page Install Photoshop and other Windows apps and games in Ubuntu for information on installing Wine using the official Wine PPA repository and on installing the latest version of winetricks. Both of those steps are required before proceeding below.
Once Wine and winetricks are installed the process to install MediaMonkey is as follows:
Set up a prefix for MediaMonkey
Select Install an application and click OK. However immediately click Cancel. In the next page that appears select Install a Windows DLL or Component. In the list of available components select and install the following:
When wmp10 installs it will install and launch Windows Media Player. The only reason this is installed is to get the codecs. Still, in the privacy settings window that appeared I unchecked everything.
Once all the components are installed and Winetricks returns to the previous screen, select Install a font and select and install
Now exit Winetricks. It is not necessary to change any other setttings. Leave the Windows version of Wine set to the default Windows XP.
The setup should run and complete normally. Note I did not install MediaMonkey as a portable installation and I left skinning support enabled. I unchecked the option to launch MediaMonkey at the end of the installation.
Install the MAD plugin
Without this plugin MediaMonkey won’t play mp3 files. Download the plugin from the MAD plugin website and install it:
It will ask for the path to install the plugin. Rather than the default path C:/Program Files/Winamp instead install it to C:/Program Files/MediaMonkey.
Using playlists from Windows
If you have a MediaMonkey instance running under Windows you can choose to export playlists as m3u files. However you will likely need to do a little slicing and dicing of the pathnames in order to get the playlist to work with your new MediaMonkey running under Linux.
At my home I have all my music on a network drive which is mounted one way on Windows systems and another way on Linux systems.
Here is a typical entry from a m3u playlist that was exported from a Windows machine:
In MediaMonkey on Linux select the File menu and then Open URL or File. Navigate to a file on the same drive as your music collection and open it. When the file is loaded right-click on it and select Properties and note the pathname of it. It might look something like:
On the Linux system I have mounted my network drive under /mnt/storage1 and then I created a symlink to /mnt/storage1 in my home directory: /home/user/storage1
Notice that that the paths are the same from Music until the end. It is just the beginning of the paths that needs to be modified. You can use Notepad++ to do a global search and replace or you can use Perl to perform an in-place regex substitution which I show below.
First, make a copy of the exported playlist.m3u. In this example I use playlist_copy.m3u:
[I know this might seem complex but here is a good reference on Perl regular expressions.]
In the modified playlist file the entries should now look like:
Now you can open the modified playlist from the File menu of MediaMonkey (File -> Open URL or File). All the songs should load and play normally. Note that this just loads the songs into Now Playing, it does not actually import or save the playlist. To save it follow the steps below:
To save all the songs loaded in Now Playing first create a new playlist by right-clicking on the Playlist entry in the Media Tree in the left pane. Select New Playlist. Now on the right at the bottom of the Now Playing pane select List and Save Playlist. In the popup window select the playlist you just created and click the Save button.
Note that if it is a really long playlist it might take a very long time to save. One playlist I have with over 2,000 entries took almost 10 minutes to save. For some reason the file writing process is slower under Wine.
Before copying over new skins it is necessary to open the Tools menu and select Options -> Skin (the very last entry at the bottom). Select any skin other than the default Metro M. This will show a preview of the skin. You can either click OK to keep it or Cancel to stay with the default. Either way, it will create the Skin directory inside the MediaMonkey config directory, which is what we need.
You can then copy your favorite skins from Windows using a graphical file manager like Dolphin. Copy it from the MediaMonkey Skins directory on the Windows computer which is usually
Crank it up!
Don’t forget about the excellent program PulseAudio Volume Control which allows the volume to be cranked up above 100%. I find it essential on my laptops.
I’m really blown away that I’ve got MediaMonkey installed and running right now under KDE Plasma in Kubuntu. I love it!
As I mentioned in the previous article about installing Photoshop under Wine, I truly hope that this article will encourage people to ditch Windows and make the switch to using Linux.
The actions of globalists have been going on for a long time. Dutch spice traders ruthlessly murdered and enslaved people of the East Indies (Indonesia) in the 17th century to force them to labor on plantations.
Portuguese and British slave traders brought slaves to the New World and forced them to work on plantations for hundreds of years.
The globalists are still around today. They are now flooding western countries with vast hordes of “refugees” and “migrants”, destroying communities, destroying opportunities for their own citizens, crushing dreams and ruining their cultures.
Just as water fluoridation was claimed to be beneficial to health (specifically to teeth) and promoted by the United States government for the sake of indemnifying the Department of Defense and its contractors from litigation related to the extremely harmful health effects of chronic exposure to fluoride which is a byproduct of the production of weapons-grade uranium, the huge influx of invaders is being promoted as beneficial to “the economy”, as being humanitarian, etc. etc.
What is most appalling however is the extensive lies and deception and the fact they completely fail to admit to any discussion or debate about policies regarding immigration.
Instead, they equate anyone who wants to discuss the issue or – Heaven forbid – is actually opposed to the swarm of immigrants the vast majority of whom cannot even read, write, nor speak English – they equate it with racism and worse.
I would like to say that, contrary to Hilary Clinton and the globalist oligarchy for which she is a shill, there’s a huge difference between wanting to throw people in gas chambers and opposing illegal immigration.
The globalists are completely unwilling to have a discussion about the issue. They are forcing it upon their peoples despite the huge consequences and they are forbidding there to be any rational debate or discussion about it.
This is the globalists in action. They are the same people who enslaved people in the 17th and 18th centuries. Their methods have changed, but they are doing the same thing. The consequences are also ecologically dire as Planet Earth is pushed far beyond its carrying capacity and huge disasters like the Gulf Oil Spill will become more commonplace as more and more resources are exploited on unimaginably vast scales to supply these huge populations they are creating.
The sad thing is that a lot of well-intentioned people are accepting what is happening out of a sense of guilt. Its important for people to understand that they are not responsible for the actions of globalists in the past nor the present. I can assure you that my ancestors – poor people from southern, eastern, and western Europe – had nothing to do with the globalist slave trade. And even though our ancestors had nothing to do with the slave trade, they also paid the price in various ways as communities have been destroyed and opportunities lost because of its long-term negative effects.
To feel responsible or guilty for the actions of globalists is muddled thinking. People should feel proud of their heritage and also clear about it. We are honest, hard working people. We built America – its roads, its buildings, its great institutions – with our own hands. We fought for it and paid the price in blood.
Now that precious sweat and blood is being spent by lying globalists, claiming to be humanitarians. People like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden in their supreme arrogance believe that they are entitled to give away the blood of our ancestors so that they can score humanitarian brownie points. But that sweat and blood is not theirs to give away. America is not theirs to destroy for the sake of their sick agendas.
To me that is what the meme Pepe is about. It is about awareness of the situation and how globalists and their shills are deliberately manipulating people while they destroy our culture.
It is also about awareness of things like the Jewish bankers and their globalist agenda. How much money did Clinton get from Goldman Sachs? Why hasn’t the actual reason the 9/11 attacks occurred – because of the actions of Israel against the Palestinian people and other acts of atrocity in the middle East including the West’s support of autocratic, dictatorial, brutal regimes – being discussed?
If they sometimes use provocative images to get the point across about the destructive actions of Goldman Sachs, George Soros, and their agendas so much the better. People should be asking why the globalist Jewish bankers are dictating American foreign policy and why America continues to support Israel and dictators in the middle east.
Hillary Clinton is a globalist through and through. She is no different than the Portuguese slave traders, only more sly. She is just as willing to inflict suffering upon vast numbers of people as the Portuguese slave traders were. Her Clinton Foundation was more than willing to cut deals with third-world dictator/thugs – who tyrannize their own populations – for the sake of huge profits for her friends and family. Hillary Clinton is a globalist thug and money is what talks with her, regardless of how dirty it is and how much tyranny lies behind it.
Behind it all is tyranny against the hard-working peoples of western countries who are now being betrayed and are watching their cultures crumble and their communities rot.
America and the world is starting to stand up against the globalists, against the ivy-league oligarchs, media pundits, and politicians who are destroying the western world and causing new forms of enslavement and catastrophe.
On the issue of competence let’s get straight to the point: The person who is President of the United States is also ultimately responsible for the CIA and the military. Its no secret that the CIA is run by the Department of State and, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the head of the CIA.
I don’t like the way Obama and Hillary ran the CIA and the military. I think they were corrupt and incompetent. Hillary used her position as Secretary of State, as head of the CIA, to cut extremely lucrative pay-to-play deals. In addition, her and Obama and the rest of their staff bungled too many areas of foreign relations.
I do not want these people to continue running America. Donald Trump will pick more competent and far more honest and dedicated people for critical positions within the government. We do not need lying, globalist, profiteers out to make big $$$ for themselves in these critical positions. We need good, honest people who sincerely want to help America and do what is best not just for Americans but for the entire world.
I know that Donald Trump is running for president because he truly cares about America. He has enough money that he could literally buy an island somewhere and retire. Instead he has chosen to take a stand for our country which is clearly failing its people and failing in so many ways.
He deliberately places himself in the firing line of continual media hits, attacks, and slanders so that he can get his message out, so that he can become our president and fix the damage caused by a negligent, highly corrupt, incompetent oligarchy.
Please vote against globalism, tyranny, lies, and deception. Please vote for Donald Trump on November 8.
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.