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Shimeji and Your Friendly Desktop Characters

It probably doesn’t cross people’s minds to have some strange character sitting (or even moving) on their computer desktop. You don’t need it. It’s purely for entertainment. If you ever want it though, it’s hard to find. The idea of … Continue reading

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Installing Gitless from source code

Git receives a lot of flack for having a poorly created UI on top of a technological monster. Underneath the hood, it may be a best of an engine, but the user gets to use a 5-in-1 for its keys. … Continue reading

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Japanese Vertical Text … in Libre Office

While I don’t particularly have a preference for how words are written, I thought it would be nice to write Japanese vertically, for the sake of feeling authentic if nothing else. The real trick is actually finding an editor that … Continue reading

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Restoring the File Explorer Appearance on Linux Mint (no more ’98 look)

If you’ve played with Linux Mint long enough, you’ll eventually become aware of a rather annoying issue when browsing files: At some seemingly random point, you may hear a sweet bell sound (no kidding) and your file browser/explorer suddenly looks … Continue reading

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Shooing the Fox under the Pale Moon

In light of the recent *cough* breaking *cough* changes in Firefox, I’ve found my preferred alternative. Would you believe? – It’s Firefox! (er… Not quite.)

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Tears of Avia ~ The Dawning of a Great Indie JRPG

I don’t play video games. It’s not my thing for a number of reasons. But dang, if this were for Linux, I’d be missing out…

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C++ Benchmark: Switch Cases

Recently busy with programming, I realized I was going to run into a number of switch cases, no pun intended. I decided to check up on what would be faster, switch statements or arrays with function pointers. What follows is … Continue reading

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Is Krita better than Gimp?

The Gimp is arguably the most popular free software for non-vector digital art and image editing. (Inkscape is the best free program for vector graphics in my opinion.) Some time ago, I analyzed Paint Tool SAI, comparing it with the … Continue reading

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Creating Projects with Irrlicht and Premake

~ Table of Contents ~ Introduction What is Premake? Initial Steps File Format Your Project File Structure Creating Needed Objects A Little About Lua Setting up a Premake Project Setting up Irrlicht Putting It All Together Additional Notes You are … Continue reading

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Restoring The Menu Panel on Linux Mint Cinnamon

I got back into using Linux Mint Cinnamon not too long ago (Good bye, Windows! Hello, Mint 17) (the installation on a computer with NVidia I should write about since that’s it’s own fun mess), but like any piece of … Continue reading

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