How to fix microphone audio playback including your system sounds on Linux

馃攷 The Problem Recently, I have been on voice calls with my friends, and I have been noticing that my system sounds are being included in my microphone playback. An example of this would be if I listen to music whilst talking to friends, my friends can hear the music too. This isn鈥檛 ideal, so I decided I would try and fix it. Luckily, I found it to be quite an easy fix....

September 16, 2021 路 2 min 路 Seth

How to transfer files between Linux devices with scp

馃寢 The Problem Let鈥檚 assume that you have a file that you need to get off of a server, or one that you want to put on a server. It would be a bit long winded to go and setup some form of FTP client, or to configure a share to deal with this small task. Fortunately, this is where scp comes in. SCP allows you to securely transfer files between devices through the command line....

September 8, 2021 路 2 min 路 Seth

New site live!

馃殣 The migration We鈥檝e finished migrating to the new site, everything should now be live!

September 7, 2021 路 1 min 路 Seth

How to setup Lutris to play games on Linux

Lutris is a great option for people who want to play any games on Linux. It has an amazing collection of different supported platforms, and it allows you to play anything from Windows games, to native Linux all the way to Nintendo 3DS and PS2 games. It also connects to popular stores and allows you to download games from your library directly. I鈥檝e used it to run the Epic Games Store, a few Humble Bundle games and even a few of my Steam games....

July 15, 2021 路 2 min 路 Seth

How to automatically clear your downloads (or any folder) on Linux

馃Ч Cleaning your folders up One of the greatest things about Linux is how easily you can automate it. It gives you a huge amount of flexibility and control over your system, and it allows you to offload all the mundane or repetitive tasks to the system. In this guide, I鈥檒l briefly show you how you can periodically clear old files and folders from a directory. I use this to clear down my downloads folder, but you could use it anywhere....

July 14, 2021 路 3 min 路 Seth

How to play your Steam library on Linux

鈻讹笍 Playing your Steam games on Linux Recently, there have been lots of people trying to move over to Linux. This is partly due to Microsoft鈥檚 new Windows 11 system requirements being quite harsh, and also due to the fact that Linux has been improving massively as a desktop experience. One of the biggest pros to Linux, is the fact that it is completely free and open-source. This means you don鈥檛 have to worry about any licensing, and that if you wanted to you could modify any part of the system, as much or as little as you wanted to....

June 30, 2021 路 4 min 路 Seth

4 things you should do to get started with programming

Lots of people want to be a developer but don鈥檛 know quite where to start. And fair enough, getting started is arguably the most difficult part of becoming a developer. Luckily, learning to code doesn鈥檛 have to be hard. You鈥檙e about to learn everything you need to know to start your development journey. But first, you need to be prepared to keep trying. Things don鈥檛 work straight away, you aren鈥檛 going to be writing any really complex programs for quite a while....

June 26, 2021 路 6 min 路 Seth

Cloud Gaming: What are your options?

Currently, cloud gaming is gaining a huge amount of popularity. This is partly due to the ongoing silicone shortage, and partly because it just makes a lot of sense. When you play a game on a cloud platform, you don鈥檛 have to run, fix or upgrade the hardware - that鈥檚 someone else鈥檚 problem. As a general rule, this table sums up cloud gaming. Pros Cons You don鈥檛 have to buy expensive hardware You don鈥檛 own your gaming machine You don鈥檛 have to fix or upgrade your hardware, that鈥檚 covered by the service provider If something goes wrong in the datacenter, you can鈥檛 play your games You don鈥檛 have to deal with updates You are more limited than you would be if you had bought the hardware It is more economic to run in the cloud You need a good internet connection to play There is a support team to deal with your problems If you cancel your subscription, you lose your machine Recently, I have investigated and tried out several services, to find out what works best for people who want to get the highest quality gaming experience for the lowest monthly cost....

June 24, 2021 路 7 min 路 Seth

Paradoxes: What are they and how do they work?

Paradoxes are a complex idea and are inherently contorted and difficult to wrap your head around. A paradox is a logical statement that defies your expectations and lead to an unacceptable conclusion. a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true. Oxford Language The Oxford definition is definitely clearer than mine, but it still doesn鈥檛 really show you what a paradox is....

June 21, 2021 路 5 min 路 Seth

Making a game: Avoiding burnout

One of the most common reasons that a game will not get finished is burnout. It鈥檚 probably the number 1 project killer out there in fact, and it doesn鈥檛 just stop projects from getting finished, it also discourages people from making games. This is why it is very important to acknowledge that burnout is a thing, and for you to be proactive in preventing it from shutting down your game (or any other long-term project for that matter)....

June 20, 2021 路 5 min 路 Seth