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)
- Reading and Reviewing Fiction
- The odd bit of UI/UX design or literary theory
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Monthly Archives: November 2011
TL;DR: Here are some entertaining, easy-to-understand videos explaining the fundamental flaws and relative merits of different voting systems. Update: See also this video on the best voting system for simple things like “What restaurant should we go to?” Of all … Continue reading
TL;DR: Install this userstyle. After about a week of delay (not bad), Gentoo Unstable finally offered up Firefox 8 and, much to my dismay, the removal of the border on the in-address bar reload button wasn’t just another graphical glitch … Continue reading
I know I’m rather late to the party, on this point, but it occurs to me that there’s one very under-explored way to look at the problems of bureaucratic structures: Night of the Lepus. Here’s a 1972 horror film… about … Continue reading
After wasting far too much time trying to rebase my Gender-Bending Fiction Index on top of CakePHP, I decided that I’d give it one more try before consigning it to the list of things indefinitely on hold… and I’m glad … Continue reading
tl;dr Install this custom HTTPS Everywhere rule. If there’s one thing you can set your watch by these days, it seems to be Google’s dedication to making it as difficult as possible to get what you want out of their … Continue reading
I’ve always felt that engendering nouns in a language when they don’t inherently have gender is a mistake. Partly because I suspect it taints one’s perception of the world, given how a culture both shapes and is shaped by their … Continue reading
This morning, I woke up to find that Google had made another change which broke my solution for disabling Google Instant badly enough for Firefox to give me a blank page. Since Google seems to delight in trying to force … Continue reading