We originally set out to do this because we were having problems getting an older model laser printer, specifically a Konica Minolta PP1350W, to work with MacOS High Sierra (10.13). With previous versions of MacOS we’d been able to connect the printer directly to the computer, and with some fiddling with drivers and other software, get it to work. But newer versions of MacOS seem to be far less tolerant of this, and we had a spare Raspberry Pi, so the idea came to us to use the Raspberry Pi as a bridge between the printer and any computers on the local network from which we wanted to be able to print. The bonus is that the printer is no longer tethered to a single machine, but instead can potentially be used by any computer on the local network.
You do not need to have a Raspberry Pi to make this work – any computer that can run Linux will do. And of course the Raspberry Pi or other Linux computer can be used for other purposes besides this. We do not guarantee that this technique will work for every older printer out there, but this will work with a surprising number of them.
Source: Convert an older model USB printer to a networked printer using a Raspberry Pi or other Linux-based computer — also works well for making an older printer compatible with a newer version of MacOS – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys
MacBuntu (Macbuntu Mojave/High Sierra/El Capitan/Yosemite) transformation pack is ready for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, we were constantly asked for this pack to be available on our site, so here it is for you guys. In this transformation pack we are featuring many themes for almost every desktop, so you don’t have to worry about the desktop you are using whether it is Gnome Shell, Mate, Xfce, Cinnamon or any other desktop. You can simply install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint or any other Ubuntu based distribution and make your desktop look like Mac OS X. The Unity desktop is still supported in case you are using unofficial version of Unity desktop. In this pack you will find plenty of light variants as well as dark versions, which is managed by different creators and I would like to thank all of them for contributing these themes (McOS-themes, macOS High Sierra, macOS 11, macOS High Sierra – ELBULLAZUL). There are two themes for cursors, for dock we recommend you to install Plank dock and we are providing themes for it as well (credits: KenHarkey and erikdubois. Also we are including themes for Gnome Shell, for Cinnamon, and three icon packs in this transformation pack.
Source: MacBuntu 18.04 Transformation Pack Ready for Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver – NoobsLab
This brief tutorial will show you how to quickly and easily convert Mac OS X Icon files (.icns) to .png files.
Source: How to convert .icns files to .png files in OS X (Simple Help)
We recently wanted to install the Kodi media player software to a system running Ubuntu 18.04 desktop. Here is the procedure we followed.
Source: How to install Kodi media player to Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) Desktop – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys
This tutorial will provide you the ways to send emails from Linux command line. This is useful for sending email through our shell scripts, cron jobs etc.
Source: 5 Ways to Send Email From Linux Command Line | TecAdmin
Looking to take your Python code from the world of command lines and into the convenience of a GUI? Have a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen that’s going to waste because you don’t have the time to learn a GUI SDK? Look no further, you’ve found your GUI package.
Source: PySimpleGUI (Github)
Note: Scroll down the page for instructions and sample usage. This really does seem like an easy way for Python users to add GUI interfaces to their Python scripts. The author has said in a Reddit post that “It’s based only on tkinter. Zero package dependencies. And it’s a single .py file. That means not much can go wrong.” And that it “Works in Windows, Linux, Mac. Running on my Pi board that has 3.4 installed on it.”
Desktop notifications from websites in your browser can be useful, or an annoyance. Most browsers let you turn off notifications for an individual site, but what if that box popping up asking you if you want to receive notifications is something you never want to see again? Here’s how to turn off desktop notifications in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.
Source: How To Stop Desktop Notifications In Firefox, Chrome, and Opera | Gizmo’s Freeware
If you are a Kodi user and have recently tried to upgrade your system to Ubuntu 18.04, and then tried to install and use LIRC to make your infrared remote control work the way it should, you may have discovered that it doesn’t work. For one thing, you don’t get the configuration menu during the install process, so you can’t select your make and model of remote. Even the old standby of using sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc to bring up the configuration menu doesn’t work anymore.
Source: Make LIRC work in Ubuntu 18.04, so that you can use your infrared remote in Kodi – Two “Sort Of” Tech Guys
Send email using SSMTP with the command line on a Raspberry Pi. Step-by-Step Illustrated guide to sending emails through the command line in linux
Source: Send Email from Raspberry Pi Command Line (AlgisSalys.com)
The technique shown in this article, which allows you to send email from the command line or a bash script, uses Gmail to send the mail. It should also work on Debian or Ubuntu based systems.
This guide describes how to keep a command running after you log out of the SSH session in Unix-like operating systems.
Source: 4 Ways To Keep A Command Running After You Log Out Of The SSH Session (OSTechNix)