Author Archives: curryNcode

Play VLC as a daemon


Why??? You might ask. Because I was looking for a music player that was out of the way. I just wanted a player that would play random songs from my playlist. I didn’t want to have with to deal with a UI that I had to put away. I tried mpd, mpc, cmus, ncmpc etc… […]
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Udev rules to manage brightness & desktop notifications


udev is a replacement for the Device File System (DevFS) starting with the Linux 2.6 kernel series. It allows you to identify devices based on their properties, like vendor ID and device ID, dynamically. udev runs in userspace (as opposed to devfs which was executed in kernel space). udev rules written by the administrator go in /etc/udev/rules.d/, their file […]
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Splitting Data For Machine Learning With SCIKIT-LEARN


This is an exact duplication of a blog post by Ben Alex Keen I have just added a few comments to embellish. The reason I am posting it is so that I can go back and refer in case I forget. Most people who write about these topics assume that everyone else knows what they […]
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Python IDE with Neovim


Neovim is my favourite editor, so it was only natural for me to try and use it as my python IDE. Setting it up was not an easy task because I haven’t programmed in ages, neither do I have serious experience with Linux. Before I get into the nuts and the bolts let me tell […]
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Automatic filesystem checks Arch Linux


The Linux filesystem can be damaged under various circumstances, e.g., system crash, power loss, disconnected disk, accidentally overwritten i-node, etc. Thus it is a good idea to check the integrity of the filesystem regularly to minimize the risk of filesystem corruption. When it comes to checking and repairing Linux filesystem, fsck is a useful tool. In my […]
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