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Watching For Changes in Window Focus Under X11

TL;DR: Here’s some example code. (backup copy) UPDATE: It now also has the code to watch for the active window’s title changing without the window having to lose and regain…TL;DR: Here’s some example code. (backup copy) UPDATE: It now also … Continue reading

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Making MPV EDL files double-clickable on Linux

After using OpenCV to skip post-roll ads, I wanted to share the relief with family who don’t launch their video players from the command line, so I researched how to…After using OpenCV to skip post-roll ads, I wanted to share … Continue reading

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A Better Linkifying Regex

From time to time, I run across situations where the linkifying Greasemonkey script I use mistakenly includes a closing parenthesis in what it considers to be a URL. Given that…From time to time, I run across situations where the linkifying … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings on Cloanto and Amiga/C64 Forever

UPDATE: I’ve received a response from Cloanto and, after talking to a real human about this, I’m convinced that this is mostly, if not entirely, a pile of unfortunate mistakes…UPDATE: I’ve received a response from Cloanto and, after talking to … Continue reading

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Simple Alarm Clock Script For Linux

TL;DR: Install python-dateutil, pytimeparse, and this script, then see the –help output for more details. For a while, I’d been using the at command to schedule alarms when I needed…TL;DR: Install python-dateutil, pytimeparse, and this script, then see the –help … Continue reading

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A more formal way to think about validity of input data

I’ve begun to port one of my hobby projects from Python to Rust and, while setting up the clap argument parser, I found myself having to bind to the access(2)…I’ve begun to port one of my hobby projects from Python … Continue reading

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On Making Steam Machines Successful

TL;DR: Provide a summarized representation of system requirements, make it easier to decide between different models, partner with YouTube and/or NetFlix to make the device more valuable, spin the cost…TL;DR: Provide a summarized representation of system requirements, make it easier … Continue reading

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