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: December 2012
I just ran across an episode of The Young Turks which mentioned and briefly summarized a very interesting article. Here’s the relevant part: Now I’ll understand if you don’t have time to read the full article (linked to on Salon.com … Continue reading
Happy Mayan Y2K but, more importantly, happy birthday to me. (Ain’t I egotistical? :P) Yes, today’s not just the latest in a very long list of failed apocalypses, it’s also my birthday and was the winter solstice for most of … Continue reading
Maybe a month ago, YouTube popped up a prompt that tried to encourage me to use my real name and required me to explain why I was refusing… now I just got another prompt which made it even easier to … Continue reading
Suppose you’re using your favourite Bourne-style shell (be it bash, zsh, or whatever else you fancy) and you want to save a video into a folder two levels up the directory tree. Do you: Use cd ../.. followed by youtube-dl … Continue reading
What follows is a slightly adjusted cross-post of a review I wrote on Desura with added hyperlinks. The writing style is a bit off for my blog but, unfortunately, I won’t have time to rewrite it in the near future. … Continue reading
With Ttk bringing theming to maintained Tk applications like gitk, Motif is the last major holdout we still sometimes have to deal with. While it is unfortunately true that Motif has no theming support whatsoever, certain tweaks can still be … Continue reading