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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Category Archives: Web Wandering & Opinion
I started playing Celeste a couple of days ago and, while I was playing it, I started tallying up some of the ways that the average modern platformer, retro-styled or not, differs from its counterparts in the 80s and 90s. … Continue reading
I have a somewhat interesting perspective on the possible existence of higher powers… one I haven’t seen someone else really focus on… and I thought it’d make a nice appendix to the book on fiction that I’ve been accumulating notes … Continue reading
A few months ago, I wrote a forum post explaining the context in which The Unix-Haters Handbook existed since, seen through the lens of today’s Linux, it does come across as somewhat ridiculous. While Eric S. Raymond did write a … Continue reading
So often, asking people about culture is like asking a fish “How’s the water?” (The answer you’ll get is “What’s water?”) but it’s still useful to ask the question and, sometimes, you get interesting answers. This time I’m wondering about … Continue reading
TL;DR: Copy more. Extending your selection outside the comment body will prevent the bug from triggering. For the last little while, I’d been suffering from an annoying bug where, if I tried to copy and paste YouTube comments, I’d lose … Continue reading
There are various subcultures I’ve dipped my toes into, but not all are created equal. Some have that “wherever you go, there you are” feel about them (eg. the otherwise excellent fan-music scene for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), … Continue reading