Cropping / Masking a Video for Kdenlive

I was helping a friend with creating a video and we need to mask out the distracting content around the video subject. If I had this problem with a static image I would use Gimp and the 'Crop' tool but I couldn't find anything in Kdenlive to allow me to... » More

Managing RDP Remote Desktop Sessions/Users

RDP Session Manager It took me a little digging to re-discover the name of this tool that allows remotely logging RDP users off from other servers so I thought I would write it down in case I need a reminder. The command to run is: tsadmin.msc Or it can be added... » More

Laravel Quick Start

Quick reminder of steps to setup a Laravel project on Ubuntu/Linux Mint and similar. First install composer: sudo apt install composer Install PHP dependencies: sudo... » More

Password-less Login to the MySQL Command Line

The goal here was to be able to log in to the MySQL command prompt be simply typing mysql rather than: mysql -u root -p This is particularly useful for automation of routine backups etc. mysql_config_editor The command mysql_config_editor has... » More

Connecting in to Docker MySQL Instance

Just recording a few of these steps for future reference. Pull the MySQL image from the hub: docker pull mysql/mysql-server:latest Run an instance: docker run -it -d -p 33060:3306 --name mysql-for-jonny -e MYSQL_ROOT_PASSWORD=opensesame -d... » More

Gitlab Bulk Update can_create_group

I had been allowing normal users to create groups within Gitlab but subsequently discovered some confusion among users between groups and projects. Some users had been creating a group with a single project when a project with multiple members was more... » More

Minecraft Overviewer

Minecraft Overviewer Just some instructions to remind myself how I got the Minecraft Overviewer working on CentOS. wget http://overviewer.org/builds/el6-64/7/overviewer-0.12.109.rpm yum install overviewer-0.12.109.rpm VERSION=1.9 wget... » More

Gitlab API Command Line Access

There appears to be a few methods for managing a Gitlab installation from the command line. I liked python-gitlab and I installed it onto Linux Mint/Ubuntu as follows: apt-get install python-pip pip install python-gitlab After installation I created a... » More