About the Author
I'm Stephan, a Linux user with a passion for open-source, UI/UX design, and exploring what makes fiction work.
In my spare time, I focus on (and write about):
- Programming (mainly in Python and Rust®)
- Retrocomputing (mostly DOS but, as of January 2023, I also own a machine running Mac OS 9.2)
- Reading and Reviewing Fiction
- The odd bit of UI/UX design or literary theory
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- Resources for Reverse-Engineering 16-bit Applications
- Recommended Battlestar Galactica “Earth-contact” fics
- Fanfiction – The Pureblood Pretense
- Fanfiction – A Quick Overview of The Whole Pureblood Pretense Series
- Recommended “Politics in Harry Potter” fics
- SQL Pagination Without OFFSET
- Displaying An Image or Animated GIF in Qt With Aspect Ratio-Preserving Scaling
- Stripping Emoji from File And Folder Names
- Recommended “More-Than-Human Shinji” Evangelion fics
- Useful Info On Win16-Targeting Compilers… And a List of DOS/Win16 Resources
Monthly Archives: March 2008
A worm like no other Anyone who enjoys reading about interesting species should take a look at this. Same for anyone who likes laughing at amusingly-named creatures. 🙂 Update: I’d also suggest checking out spongiforma squarepantsii and dracorex hogwartsia.
10 Easy Arithmetic Tricks I’m a bit bogged down with work right now, but I can at least share something useful. Enjoy.
If Version Control Systems Were Airlines Just a bit of geek humor that I ran across and felt like sharing. 🙂
Charles Fraser-Smith – The man who was ‘Q’ I can’t remember how I originally found this page, but I finally remembered to blog about it. For those who don’t know, Charles Fraser-Smith is the real life man upon whom Ian … Continue reading
Spirit Walk and Martial Arts Motherhood Challenge by glainfach (Juliet Carnell) Length: Oneshot and 13 chapters plus prologue, respectively. Sources: Ranma ½ Rating: 5/5 There are many indicators of bad fanfiction and in Ranma ½ fandom, one of the most … Continue reading
The Last One by The Smiling Shadow Length: 14 Chapters, Ongoing Sources: Terminator Rating: 5/5 I’ve always loved stories which explore alien mindsets (robots, aliens, and people like Rei Ayanami) and follow them as they learn about the aspects of … Continue reading
In case you were unaware, GTK+ doesn’t let you set_active(False) on every single button in a RadioToolButton group. One must be pressed at all times. So, if you want to have a user interface where it’s possible to have none … Continue reading