Monthly Archives: October 2011

Fanon And The Hazards of Source Amnesia

a guest post by weebee Fanon is a rather odd entity. It’s often looked down on entirely, with those who think themselves the ‘best authors’ sneering at any use of it and claiming that you should never resort to such … Continue reading

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Functional Programming Concepts for the Lay Programmer – Part 2

Update:¬†Part 3 is finally available. After languishing in the drafts folder for over a year and a half,¬† Functional Programming Concepts for the Lay Programmer – Part 1 now has a friend. The Easy Stuff, Continued Mutable/Immutable In many languages, … Continue reading

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Just a Few Little-Known REAL Mysteries (and other interesting things)

Around the time I wrote “A Few Suggestions/Pleas to Authors of Mystery-oriented Fiction“, I started work on a little post about some of the real mysteries that don’t get much attention. It’s not as long as I’d like, but I … Continue reading

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Floating Flattr Buttons in TiddlyWiki

As you’ve no doubt noticed, I’ve started to add Flattr buttons to my various creations. However, given that none of my other attempts to get other people to pay for my hosting have worked, I’ve learned to care more about … Continue reading

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about:config Tweaks for Firefox 7 (and up)

A couple of days ago, it finally occurred to me to look for a way to turn off the sluggish (on Linux, at least) drag-and-drop previews in Firefox. So, while I’m at it, I thought I’d list a few of … Continue reading

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Information-richness in a compact zsh Prompt

Note: While this post focuses on zsh, everything I do should be possible to implement in bash too. When I look at people’s shell prompts, the first thing I always seem to notice is that they’re bulky and eye-grabbing. Seeing … Continue reading

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Installing a new Ttk/Tile theme

By a lucky coincidence, I discovered that PySolFC comes with a Clearlooks pixmap theme nicer than the built-in one I was using. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no documentation on how to install your own Ttk themes beyond forum posts … Continue reading

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