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Beautiful Songs About Heartbreak and Regret

A couple of months ago, I ran across the Pentatonix cover of Hallelujah. It’s a beautiful rendition… except for one problem which really got under my skin: The lyrics are…A couple of months ago, I ran across the Pentatonix cover … Continue reading

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Tip: Removing Stickers (And Marker) From A Book

Updated 2017-12-22: Added mention of lighter fluid’s use in lifting marker ink that doesn’t respond to isopropyl alcohol. Here’s a little trick I picked up after watching a store clerk…Updated 2017-12-22: Added mention of lighter fluid’s use in lifting marker … Continue reading

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USB RFID Reader on Linux: Proof of Concept

This morning, I realized that I’d never really done anything with the cheap Chinese USB RFID reader I picked up ages ago, so I decided to whip up a little…This morning, I realized that I’d never really done anything with … Continue reading

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Useful Info On Win16-Targeting Compilers… And a List of DOS/Win16 Resources

Updated 2018-02-16: Moved list of installer creators to its own post and moved changelog to the bottom of the post. While I was poking around the web, looking for information…Updated 2018-02-16: Moved list of installer creators to its own post … Continue reading

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Disabling Controller Paks in Mupen64Plus Without a GUI

If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist and you tried to play your dumped game in Mupen64Plus, you may have gotten stuck at this screen on…If you have a Retrode and a copy of Chameleon Twist … Continue reading

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A simple “Update your Retrode on Linux” helper script

A good rule of programming is, if you find something bothersome twice, and you can’t rule out having to do it again, automate it… I had to look up the…A good rule of programming is, if you find something bothersome … Continue reading

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Homebrew Update Notifier Update

Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a quick cron+shellscript update notifier, but it was never perfect, because the Zenity window liked to steal focus or pop…Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a … Continue reading

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