Opening the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Player

February 19, 2019

If you're using VMware Player then at one point you'll want to edit the network configuration for your virtual image. However they've made it harder to find the advanced network settings, or at least I couldn't find it while clicking around.

Simply, the solution is to run it from the command...

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How to calculate an Excel BETA.INV in Python

February 6, 2019

Recently I was tasked with coding a complex calculation in Python, where the source was in Excel. They used the BETA.INV function to find theinverse of the beta cumulative probability density function.

Luckily, SciPi also has a beta function where the .PPF is the inverse of .CDF. The first...

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Setup Network Printing on Debian 9

November 1, 2018

I have a Brother MFC-9340CDW printer that's setup and running on the network. First I went through the Brother linux pre-install steps and installed whatever I needed for debian.

Next I installed the Brother printer software from here. I installed both the brscan 64bit and scan-key-tool...Read more

No module named dbus

October 31, 2018

A rather annoying error that I recently encountered where dbus wasn't installed correctly. My setup was python 3 on debian stretch and the following commands didn't fix it:

sudo apt install python-dbus
sudo apt install python3-dbus

Then I tried

pip install dbus-python

and got a build...

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Mumble Connection Problems

February 20, 2018

Aside from the usual incorrect server address/port problems, there are two common problems people run into. Also, almost all mumble servers are self signed. So if you receive the "This certificate is not trusted" message, it's usually okay to accept it anyways. On that topic, for murmur...Read more

Resetting Root MySQL password for MariaDB on CentOS

February 20, 2018

You've lost the root password for your MariaDB database – now what do you do? You can't recover your existing password, but you can get into your database to create a new root password. You just need root privileges on the Linux server that is running MariaDB. Stop the database using the...Read more

Installing Mumble Server & Client

February 20, 2018

Server Install for CentOS 7

Just copy these commands as root, or use sudo before them.

yum install bzip2
useradd mumble 
su mumble
mkdir ~/tmp && cd ~/tmp wget 
tar -vxjf...
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HTMLPurifier Serializer Error

February 19, 2018


Warning: Base directory htmlpurifier/library/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer does not exist, please create or change using %Cache.SerializerPath in htmlpurifier/library/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer.php on line XXX


Create the directory Serializer located...

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ICMS Beta Released

July 7, 2016

Our first publicly released beta is here and we need some help. We're currently looking for beta testers for [ICMS]( and as an incentive, we'll give you lifetime hosting for free. [Contact us](/contact) and let us know that you're interested! ## ICMS Key...Read more