Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow

Working around serde_json bug #464 (serializing pre-epoch mtimes)

You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can panic if you happen to feed it a file modification time prior to the UNIX epoch. I discovered this…You may not know this, but Rust’s serde serialization/deserialization library can … Continue reading

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Why you should ALWAYS practice defensive programming

Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and tell me whether you can find the reason it’s not safe to run. After all, Rust is a language…Take a look at this Rust snippet for a moment and … Continue reading

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How to Hide Firefox’s New “Saved to Library” Confirmation Popup

…and another quick userChrome.css hack, since I wasn’t able to use the Browser Toolbox to figure it out and had to be told on Bugzilla… Removing the “Saved to Library!”……and another quick userChrome.css hack, since I wasn’t able to use … Continue reading

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How to Remove The Thumbnail in Firefox’s Bookmark Popup

I run Firefox Developer Edition and, a couple of days ago, they announced a rather head-scratching feature which I received today: In the popup from the bookmarking star, they’ve added…I run Firefox Developer Edition and, a couple of days ago, … Continue reading

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Novel – Nightfall

Since I was re-reading it anyway, I thought I might as well review one of my old sci-fi favourites: Nightfall by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg. Originally written in 1941…Since I was re-reading it anyway, I thought I might as … Continue reading

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A Blueprint for Creating FLOSS-Safe Replacements for BWCC.DLL Stock Icons

TL;DR: Here’s a detailed description that should be sufficient to design knock-offs of the most iconic of Borland OWL’s stock icons for use Windows 3.1 hobby projects intended to be…TL;DR: Here’s a detailed description that should be sufficient to design … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Harry Potter and the Daft Morons

…and another thing I decided to review on the first read-through. This one a bit of a guilty pleasure. Harry Potter and the Daft Morons by Sinyk As unsophisticated as……and another thing I decided to review on the first read-through. … Continue reading

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