20170710

PlayOnLinux Nextion Guide

    As with most of my blogs this too is a list of steps to get the Nextion Editor to work on Linux Mint. Credit for the initial discovery of the steps goes to Lukonin Kirill for creating the original steps for version 0.38. However as with all software, it seems, there have been several updates to the Nextion editor. To stay up to date when new updates occur I've created a kwasy cheat sheet to install and run the Nextion Editor with PlayOnLinux. Without further adieu, here are the steps;


  1. Install Wine
  2. Install PlayOnLinux
  3. Start PlayOnLinux and click the "install" button.
  4. Select "Install the software, not in the list" and click "Next" .

...I'll finish when I have time. IN the meantime try to follow Lukonin's steps, and be persistent to make them work.

20170328

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Biscuits Recipe

I once heard someone state "When does a dog not have the munchies?", and I couldn't agree more. Being a health conscious person I like to feed my dog whole nutritious foods also. I needed an inexpensive and quick recipe for some dog treats. That brought me to what others have found to be a sure shot cookie the puppy will love all the time, the peanut butter pumpkin biscuit. Quick, simple and most important a plate cleaner!

This recipe makes 4 dozen biscuits. Oh and I don't like left-over portions of ingredients sitting in the fridge, i.e. the pumpkin, so I've rounded the quantity up to a whole portion. Meaning you can easily half the quantities for a smaller batch.

Ingredients;

  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 15oz can of pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (creamy works best but some dogs like crunchy)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (iodized is best)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Now to put it all together;
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 
  2. Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/4-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1-1/2" squares or use your favorite cookie cutter to cut shapes.
  3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.