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Installing nVidia driver and CUDA toolit for GeForce GTX1050 Ti in Ubuntu Studio 20.10

CUDA allows the GPU on the graphics card to be used for general computing.

System info:

Installation instructions here:

But then I found these instructions and followed them:

I didn’t do the verification step at the end, but after a reboot following installation I can now select CUDA as the Cycles render device in Blender.

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Side tables

1. American cherry boards

american cherry boards

2. Wood cut list

cut list

3. Thicknessing the boards


4. Ripping the legs

5. Using a jig to cut the legs to length

6. Unshaped legs, cut to length

7. Shaping the legs with a round-over cutter on the router table

8. Shapely legs

9. Routing the leg mortises

10. Tidying the mortises

11. Cutting the side tenons

12. Legs and side aprons

13. Machining the end mortices

14. Shaping the edges of the top with an ogee cutter

15. Gluing the legs

16. Oiling the top, first coat

17. Marking the positions of the top clamps

18. Completed tables

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Duplicating a WordPress site locally

Use the Snap Creek Duplicator plugin. The plugin generates a zip file and an installer.php script. First, delete all the files and folders in the local WordPress root folder. Then copy the zip file and the installer script to this folder, and browse to installer.php. Click ‘next’ a few times, enter the database details, done.

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Midi with Ardour on Linux

Here’s how to get Ardour set up so that the DAW can control a MIDI synthesizer. I’m using Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, Ardour 5.12.0.

  • Start Jack (I use QjackCtl).
  • In a terminal, type

a2jmidid -j default

a2jmidid is a bridge between the ALSA MIDI system and JACK.

  • Start Qsynth (a front-end to the fluidsynth MIDI synthesizer) and make sure a soundfont is loaded.
  • In the QjackCtl MIDI connections tab, connect the Output Port ‘midi_out’ of the MIDI track in Ardour to the Input Port a2j ‘FLUID Synth’.
  • In QjackCtl Audio tab, make sure that the qsynth left and right channels are connected either to a system audio output (for listening) or to an Ardour audio track (for recording).