After several hours of being puzzled of how to run Odoo on Windows because of PIL module, how hard could the idea of reinstalling Pillow be?

$ pip3 uninstall Pillow
$ pip3 install Pillow
$ python odoo-bin

There you go, the server is running and you’ve got another issue coming in from running installation. Thanks people on Github.


Where Is the Binary?

There is one of many questions regarding how Linux works:

Where is the binary files stored in Linux?

There is a command we are all familiar to use, such as these.

$ sudo yum install <package name>
$ sudo apt-get install <package name>

When using sudo, is the application installed on currently active user only, or is it usable by other users as well? After looking around, the binary is found under /usr/share instead of /home.

I know this is stupid but as someone who rarely use Linux unless it is absolutely emergency, I couldn’t help it. It is revealed to me that if I want to configure my own environment, I have to create my own application folder structure. i.e. Application under /home/<username>/ and then later download every package I need and put them all on PATH. After that, I need to figure out how to make my PATH automatically set every time I start my computer. Seems a lot of work.

Command Line Interface

The funny thing about command line interface, or CLI, is that most people I know tend to stay away of this and prefer using graphical user interface, or GUI, to do their job. There’s no one to blame actually since today’s GUI is so pretty and intuitive. That, however, makes me wonder of several points.

Working on laptop means limited computing and storage capacity. After years of funny experience of expanding memory and storage, I may have come to a conclusion that GUI takes space much more than CLI. The processing power required to operate GUI is also more than those of texts.

When you’re using Git, for example, using GUI such as Tortoise Git is a good idea. It allows to to basic stuff easily, such as commit, remove, pull, push, merge branch, even solving file conflicts. But then, I realize that I have to install Tortoise after installing Git. That makes up space.

The other example I have come across is of remote access. I usually use Putty. It makes thing simpler, of course. You can choose your desired server address on your already-saved list, your public key to get access, and so on. Using CLI could mean that you have to remember all those things and where you put them in filesystem.

So, in this era of storage abundance, do you still need to compress your GUI? Some might say yes but I prefer to say no. GUI makes things easier even though you still need to make some clicks and see loading screen instead of typing as fast as you can and see if you make a typo or two. CLI is still necessary, however. You still see that when accessing Linux servers. I haven’t found anyone who use Remote Desktop Connection in such servers. If that’s available, I would gladly give it a try.


SLI : Between Needs and Desires

One question asked when buying a new card: why would you want to buy that one instead of another?

Let us just see. The main concern of SLI is either heavy workload or heaving gaming, which also implies heavy workload, which for those who play casually, won’t need something that fancy.

Another main concern is that of electricity bill. Multiple cards require more powerful PSU and 400 Watt won’t cut it. If using 1000 Watt could multiply your productivity and thus enable you to pay your bill, then go for it. If not, then why bother?

But of course it’s your money and you can anything about it. Why bother listening to what I’ve said?

Upgrade Path

Not so sure about choosing different talent path? If you are a gamer, you might have encounter this thing. The same thing goes to electronics, especially PC. There are at least two major platform to choose based on processor. Once you have chosen your desired platform according to your budget, necessity, and software compatibility, the you can browse around components from various manufactures.

After a moment you’ll realize that there are a lot. You start yourself with reviews, comparison, and budget. Tech advances so fast these days. One day you see an announcement of new processor, you’ll get another the next day. Your mind get confused of so many options. One day you decide to resort to one last bastion, which is Requirement.

Not everyone needs fancy machine but everyone needs a machine fit to their needs. From that point of view, you can decided which machine you want to build. After that, you remember the character you have made earlier in a particular game needs to be leveled up and you need to decide its proper talent. Things back to square one again, you say to yourself.


Project Update

Sometimes it fixes many problem, sometimes it fixes some and creates some, and if you are not lucky, it creates a whole new set of problem. Compatibility issue is the most likely problem to happen. That’s why people like to delay update and after too long you realize that your components are already far behind and doing update will probably generate only problem instead. Then you decide to run it anyway. If that’s the case, then please pray.

And since this is not your original work, you don’t know what components are there and what are their function. Now you’re looking at terminal and wonder if you really need all of those.

Ubuntu on Windows

It seemed weird at first but it works now. Please kindly refer to this article or this article. In short, you’ll need to enable Windows Subsystem for Linux feature, go to Store, pick your desired distribution from available choices, then install. After several minutes of downloading the application, you can run your Linux on Windows like normal application. It’s on terminal, though.

Ubuntu on Win10

It seems to cover basic terminal operation such as directory management, file archiving, archive extracting, and downloading something using wget. It also allows you to install things. I haven’t tried on something with GUI such as web browser or games, for that matter. At least I can try python for now. Go ahead and type your usual command.

$ apt-get install python

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