Black Screen on KDE after disconnecting external monitor

So yesterday I tried connecting an external monitor to my nVidia proprietary driver KDE laptop. It went meh, as the external display is so much lower resolution (and so much larger) than the configurations on the laptop make the monitor look like a VGA blown up to ridiculous proportions. Oh well, unplugged the monitor this ...

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nVidia, package cudnn for Ubuntu already

It's half-way through 2016 and to get Tensor Flow installed on Ubuntu 16.04 one has to register for an nVidia developer's program? Here's a hint, current LTS for Ubuntu installing a widely-used AI library should require (in total):

apt-get install tensorflow tensorflow-gpu

Seriously, why make installing a widely used library a ...

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mcastsocket broken out into its own project

I use multicast a lot in my work, and I almost always wind up using my branch of PyZeroconf's mcastsocket module... and that's not cleanly pip installable, so I've now broken out the mcastsocket module into its own project. Changes with this release:

  • implements (IPv4-only) single-source-multicast support
  • should work cleanly on python ...

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Trivial bug in synaptics is so frustrating...

There's a rather annoying bug in the synaptics driver on Linux on the Dell XPS 15 9550. Basically, if you are using one finger to move around and another to click the "button" areas at the bottom of the screen, instead of taking that second finger as "click here", it sometimes interprets the second ...

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Dell XPS 15 2016 on Kubuntu 15.10

So I finally got a replacement for the old laptop, which works, but is winding up out-of-RAM basically all the time. This time, instead of going for the cheap inspirons I decided to plunk for a higher-end machine that includes a discreet nVidia card. Installing Ubuntu on it was... not particularly fun. All of the ...

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Infrastructure Failures Suck

So this morning every single VirtualBox VM refuses to load. Ever-so-helpful "there was an error" messages. I'm assuming I'm looking at a driver, libc, or similar failure from the dist-upgrade of the host this morning. Yay. This is *not* what I needed to work on this morning.

[Update] a workstation/server reboot (Egads ...

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Going to try AppVeyor for building releases

Got hard-stalled trying to get the laptop configured for building all of the various versions of Python to get the binary packages released. So I think I'll try using AppVeyor to build the releases. It's free for OS projects, and it would be nice not to have to pay attention to the compiler ...

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