Author Archives: Stephan Sokolow

Retrocomputing Category Announcement

While working on an upcoming post (a run-down of C unit test frameworks that are easy to use under Open Watcom C/C++), I realized that I’m getting enough of these retrocomputing resource posts that mentioning them from each other is … Continue reading

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A Major QtExceptHook Update

For anyone who uses QtExceptHook, my port of the old gtkexcepthook.py script to PyQt5, I have an announcement I think you’ll appreciate… I just made a major update. If you don’t use QtExceptHook, it’s a single Python file you can … Continue reading

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Making a 2-button Trackball Useful on Modern Linux

I was the kind of nerdy kid who read computer catalogues for fun before his tenth birthday, and one of the nerdy things I always wanted was a Logitech Trackman Marble… an early optical trackball with a distinctive patterned ball … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – A Prince’s Duty

…and, in case you’re not into Naruto, here’s another one I had waiting in the wings: A Prince’s Duty by BonusPoints For all that Ranma ½ has a gender-transformative curse as such a central element of its narrative, there aren’t … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – A Drop of Poison

Since I blogged about something I don’t recommend, I shouldn’t keep people waiting for something I do recommend: A Drop of Poison by Angel of Snapdragons This is one of my old favourites. The gist is that, because Iruka is … Continue reading

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Fanfiction – Mastermind Hunting

When I was in my teen years, I read a lot of stuff that isn’t as good as I remember. Normally, I don’t review it but, for a change, let’s review something that’s a bit of a study in contrasts. … Continue reading

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Making My Review TODO List Public

Since my list of fanfiction to review seems to grow much faster than my ability to re-read and review things, I thought it wasn’t very fair to keep it hidden. For that reason, I’ve started transcribing it over to a … Continue reading

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