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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Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow
TL:DR: Check that your system clock is set correctly …and use pdbedit -u accountname -K 0 to disable expiry for the account if that’s what it’s supposed to be in the first place. …because I just spent an hour tearing … Continue reading
For the last 11 months, I’ve been getting carried away with a draft… YouTube channels I recommend. It turns out that my sense of perfectionism ran away with me. …so, in the spirit of my old The Most Eye-Opening Things … Continue reading
Now another note that’s been sitting in my bin of writing advice drafts for a while, that should really be on this blog instead. When you’re writing a character and they get angry, it’s very important to understand the root … Continue reading
Changeling by GoWithTheFlo20 This is an interesting case. It’s a Harry Potter – Star Trek: Deep Space 9 crossover that’s quite early in its arc, and has a lot of potential, but it’s also a bit of an “OC named … Continue reading
This morning, I found a message in my comment moderation queue which I thought I should warn people about. Like most comment spam these days, it listed a genuine-looking e-mail address at a big-name provider, but instead of trying to … Continue reading
If you’re like me, you probably like to launch your GUI applications from the terminal at least occasionally… or from scripts… or from a quick launcher which doesn’t search .desktop names because you find it annoying to have your intent … Continue reading