OBS Studio home setup

OBS Studio hardware and software configuration focused on a better videoconferencing experience.

The short answer is: get a ring light for your phone. This 20$ investment will make your videoconferences 80% better. Here's an example unit that worked fine with a 2020 era budget smart phone: https://www.amazon.com …

Fedora Workstation on Amazon EC2

Creation of a high-memory, low disk instance with a full Fedora Workstation desktop experience. (t2.large EC2 instance 2 Processors, 8GB RAM) Designed for a low-cost, next level up replacement of a powerful desktop. An order of magnitude below big data, and an order of magnitude more capable than a …

Darktable image processing workflow

Instructions for using Darktable on a Linux system for digital photo processing.

Camera: Nikon D3000 (2009)
Laptop: Lenovo U430 Touch (2014)
Storage: Microsd card in SD card adapter

Eject card from Camera, place in laptop.

Create the folder ~/Pictures/

Copy just .NEF from SD Card/DCIM/100D3000/ to ~/Pictures/

Start …

Amazon Free Tier SSH etc.

Free Tier amazon instances are a game changer. Here's how to set the windows micro instances to function as an ssh server for easier transfer of files. Skip to the bottom for billing considerations.

Tested using: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Base - ami-fe446c9b t2-micro

Fedora Core 26 client (rdesktop)

Using the …

Transformative Virtual Assistant Development

Read this from top to bottom to find a path to success built on a pillar of failure.

You are busy. You are valuable to the organization. There are things that you are uniquely good at. This process will help you focus on those things. Invest in freeing your time …

Integrate Task Warrior into daily workflow

The main problem is using google calendar and email as a task management system.


  1. Clear priorities

  2. Un-encumbering task list

  3. Zero data loss of written tasks.

  4. Single place where all tasks are stored

  5. Calendar is for scheduling events only.

  6. Email is for communication only

Given this example email processing workflow …