Installing PyCLD3 on an Apple M1 Mac

While building my work product on the fancy-schmancy M1 work Mac, I kept running into clang errors, when I did a pip install Turns out, PyCLD3 would not build. So I did it manually. This tip on Github did the trick We need brew installed. And then we run the following commands in a terminal … brew install protobuf #install protobuf # set various compiler flags export GRPC_PYTHON_BUILD_SYSTEM_OPENSSL=1 export GRPC_PYTHON_BUILD_SYSTEM_ZLIB=1 export CFLAGS='-I /opt/homebrew/opt/protobuf/include' export LDFLAGS=-L/opt/homebrew/opt/protobuf/lib # install pycld3 python3 -m pip install pycld3 And we’re set!...

March 30, 2022

Raspberry Pi 4 Not Accessible After a Reboot

Update: 28/12/2021 The solution? Move off the 64 bit Raspberry Pi OS and install Ubuntu. Everything below is now just for history and context :) Every time I update my Pi, whether it be an kernel update or due to something goofy I do, it refuses to be accessible via ssh after it boots back up. And everytime I bring it back to my desk, it just works. And when I put it back into its niche, by the door, it continues to work....

December 28, 2021

Basic Docker Image Management Pointers

Stuff for future Jason to take note, when he tries to redo his Huginn instance … I wanted a quick and easy way to install it, without messing up my base system much, so I chose the Docker route. Now, I don’t know the A or D of Docker, so these quick notes for me to remember in the future. I need to install Docker rootless, and bring it up as a systemd service....

November 28, 2021

Using Regex to Prepend to Titles in Calibre

So I do this peculiar thing, where I prepend the author’s initials to the title of every book I add to Calibre.1 2 And all these years, I’ve just been manually editing the metadata, everytime I added a book, and changing the titles to what I want. It’s not a problem if it’s just one book, but I normally tend to go hogwild with authors, normally buying out / downloading all their work....

November 20, 2021

Emacsclient Does Not Recognise Compose Key Sequences

Originally published 2021/10/27. Updated to inclue the restart emacs point I run pretty often into this issue, so this is a checklist for me. Issue being, that I cannot use Compose key sequences to type out the characters I need. Case in point being, the apostrophe ’ and the quote marks “” , ‘’ that I use, all the live long day. Make sure that emacs is running as a service....

November 20, 2021