.Net Core Hello World Console App (in Ubuntu 16.04)

Because every new framework needs another “Hello World!”

I’ve been forcing myself to try and learn this new .Net Core and in the past I’ve wrote about writing C# code on Windows and running it in Linux using the Mono framework and recently I wrote about using .Net Core with Yeoman to start an MVC application.

This however is a much simpler example to start understanding the .Net Core framework.

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Plex Tip #2 – How to change your Plex database path in Ubuntu 16.04

In here I intend to simply explain how to change the Plex database path in Ubuntu.

For a bit of background my Plex database is over 130GB in size (last I checked) and my boot drive is 80GB while my media drives are 3TB. Naturally storing the Plex database on the media drives (that get backed up to each other too) makes sense.

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Having Fun w/ (Taking Apart) a Gigabyte (GB-BXA8-5557) Mini PC

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These photos were taken in my garage when I decided to take the mini-pc apart and apply a different thermal compound (arctic ceramic). Also I wasn’t sure if this unit used a GPU on the processor or if it had a dedicated GPU. It looks, as you can see, like this unit does have a separate GPU board connected by a mini PCI Express connector card (seen on the side of the motherboard in the motherboard & heatsink pictures).

Plex Tip #1 – Organizing separate Editions of the same movie

So lets say you’re celebrating May 4th properly (May the 4th be with you) and you decide to add Harmy’s Despecialized Edition of the original Star Wars trilogy to your Plex Movie collection.

However you already have the Original Star Wars, from VHS, DVD or Bluray, in your collection and you want to keep it and display them separately.

Thankfully Plex, as always it seems, has a solution.

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How To: Compile C# App in Visual Studio for Linux

For those who don’t know C# is a Microsoft language and Visual Studio is a Microsoft IDE or Integrated Development Environment.

Due to Microsoft’s history of being a very proprietary closed-source company there’s a bit of a perception that you wouldn’t be able to compile Applications written in C# and run them in the Open Source world of Linux but I’m going to show you just how easy this has become with a very basic hello world example.

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