How to install Oracle Java 10 on Ubuntu

See https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/04/install-oracle-java-10-in-ubuntu-or.html

Simply put, open a terminal window and enter following commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/java <enter> $ sudo apt update <enter> $ sudo apt install oracle-java10-installer <enter>

After the installation is complete, you can verify that the Java plugin has been installed by starting your Firefox web browser and typing about:plugins in the URL . . . → Read More: How to install Oracle Java 10 on Ubuntu

GnuCash Finance:Quotes Modules MumbaiStock and IndiaMutual to retrieve online quotes

In GnuCash, the Finance:Quotes module allows retrieval of online quotes from various sources. Herein, are provided two modules, MumbaiStock.pm and IndiaMutual.pm with bugs corrected to enable the download of Stock Quotes from BSE and NAVs from amfiindia.com.

To use the modules, follow the instructions below. Note that you are responsible to take backups and all . . . → Read More: GnuCash Finance:Quotes Modules MumbaiStock and IndiaMutual to retrieve online quotes

Not able to update Gnucash Stocks and Currency Quotes since late 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

If you use GnuCash on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, then this will apply to you.

Over last few months, I have not been able to get stock quotes updates for stocks on the NYSE, NASDAQ, Yahoo Finance. The reason is that Yahoo Finance Finance::Quotes module does not work anymore to fetch the quotes and therefore, to . . . → Read More: Not able to update Gnucash Stocks and Currency Quotes since late 2017 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

Noticed that each time I added or downloaded a file, it resulted in excessive use of the CPU. This happens on XFCE desktop in Linux. Looking up the process list, found that tumblerd was utilizing up to 86% of the CPU and leading all other applications and processes to be very slow. Tumbler is used . . . → Read More: How to fix excessive CPU usage by process tumblerd on XFCE desktop in Linux

How to debug MumbaiStock.pm with Finance::Quotes

After creating or editing any of the Finance::Quotes modules you need to test them. To test, open a terminal window and do the following to check if the module gives any errors $ cd /usr/share/perl5/Finance/Quote <enter> $ sudo cp ~/MumbaiStock.pm . <enter> $ cd ~ <enter> $ gnc-fq-check <enter>

If above command returns any errors, . . . → Read More: How to debug MumbaiStock.pm with Finance::Quotes

MumbaiStock – A Perl module for Finance::Quote to enable stock price retrieval from the Bombay Stock Exchange

Note that I no longer use github.

MumbaiStock v 1.0 Gnucash Finance Module has been released. This is a totally new module to parse the page at the Bombay Stock Exchange web site to retrieve the bhav copy for the last trading day. This module will fetch the last traded price from the bhavcopy for . . . → Read More: MumbaiStock – A Perl module for Finance::Quote to enable stock price retrieval from the Bombay Stock Exchange

How to upgrade Dell BIOS on a Ubuntu laptop with FreeDOS

Those of us who use only Linux Laptops like Dell’s Vostro 3546 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on it, cannot just apply the BIOS upgrades that Dell provides on it’s web site. The BIOS update file is actually a MS DOS .EXE file and it requires MS DOS to work. Here’s how to apply the . . . → Read More: How to upgrade Dell BIOS on a Ubuntu laptop with FreeDOS

How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

My objective was to create an image map of a slide I created using LibreOffice Impress. See this link for the result. Here is how I went about it:

Create a presentation or flow diagram with the shapes you want, in LibreOffice Impress. Save the presentation as an ODP file, which is the default LibreOffice . . . → Read More: How to create image map using LibreOffice Impress for use on a web page

Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Install Google XML Sitemaps generator plugin by Arne Brachhold to generate the sitemap.xml file that Google uses to scan your WordPress site for posts to publish onto Google Search pages. I installed this as a result of the search results from my latest posts literally dwindling as I had last used some other tools to . . . → Read More: Generate sitemap.xml to enable Google to crawl wordpress site using Google XML sitemaps plugin

Eclipse IDE and Python Development

Python is very easy to learn. However, for newbies, you need a code editor that allows you to view code completion. Code completion helps to develop and learn a new computer language rapidly and that is why, Eclipse is one of the most popular Integrated Development Environments (IDE) out there.

To develop programs using Python . . . → Read More: Eclipse IDE and Python Development

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