The One with the Thoughts of Frans

Ruby, better rotation handling, all updated calibre plugin, Hebrew.
This month we’ve seen quite a number of small improvements in various areas, such as support for book-specific style tweaks, support for ::before/after, an offline add link to Wallabag queue, as well as some Android fixes. Enjoy!
After updating to the latest Firefox ESR 68.8, my Firefox stopped autofilling the addressbar.
Good news for Kobo users! There’s a new launcher for apps and scripts called NickelMenu, and it’s supported starting with this version of KOReader.
Just your usual load of fixes. Proper handling of block elements inside inline elements, oh my!
Let's face it, all of KDE's task switchers other than Compact are awful in varying degrees. Unfortunately I found it to be missing. Luckily the solution is simple on Debian/Ubuntu.
There’s this upcoming videogame called Skatebird. The demo was quite promising. But what you didn’t know is that many of those birbs read heaps and gobs of classic literature from Project Gutenberg and Archive.org. Just like us!
Shamelessly lifted from Norbert Preining in case I forget. I still haven't actually continued Broken Sword 5 past the first few rooms, just like a few years ago. Create a file named ~/.alsoftrc with this in it. [pulse] allow-moves=true
Thanks to @tcrs the program has now been ported to the Remarkable.
The KOReader translation project has migrated to Weblate. Please head over there if you're interested in assisting with localization.
Rather annoyingly, you have to manually turn it on.
To share USB in VirtualBox guests, you need to install the extension pack on the host. On Debian, that's the virtualbox-ext-pack package.
KOReader's UI is gearing up for RTL, and there's a nice new keyboard layout picker.
It had some merit, but I enjoyed it an awful lot less than The Council.
As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer, I'm proud to announce the latest release.
I accidentally ended up on the Dutch "translation" of AliExpress. The machine responsible did the best it could, I suppose…
Right after that flying rhino, I also modded this croc.
I had some fun modding a little rhino toy.
ArsClip uses the same method of quick selection as my own Nimbler.
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Featured posts

KOReader 2020.03 “Skating Bird”
By Frans  /  March 8, 2020
AliExpress seller ships from Porselein
By Frans  /  November 7, 2019
KOReader 2019.09 “I Scream For Ice Cream”
By Frans  /  September 7, 2019
KOReader 2019.08 “Starling”
By Frans  /  August 10, 2019
KOReader 2019.04
By Frans  /  April 6, 2019
GUN Tar
By Frans  /  March 26, 2019
KOReader 2019.03 “Marsdiep”
By Frans  /  March 10, 2019
KOReader 2018.11 “An die Freude”
By Frans  /  November 1, 2018
Six Years of KOReader
By Frans  /  February 22, 2018
Is My Firefox Out of Date?
By Frans  /  November 3, 2017
The Ghost of Student Counseling
By Frans  /  August 30, 2017
Skype on Android x86
By Frans  /  August 18, 2017

Drawings

The Ghost of Student Counseling
By Frans  /  August 30, 2017
Cloud, Kluit, Clod?
By Frans  /  May 8, 2016
Trois champignons
By Frans  /  April 27, 2016
By Frans  /  June 8, 2010
Chill and Angry Vector Smileys
By Frans  /  May 21, 2007

Writing

By Frans  /  November 7, 2013
Tunnel Anxiety
By Frans  /  April 7, 2013
By Frans  /  March 17, 2013
By Frans  /  July 22, 2012

Internet

Is My Firefox Out of Date?
By Frans  /  November 3, 2017
By Frans  /  August 19, 2015
By Frans  /  February 2, 2014

Linux and more

KOReader 2020.03 “Skating Bird”
By Frans  /  March 8, 2020
KOReader 2019.09 “I Scream For Ice Cream”
By Frans  /  September 7, 2019
KOReader 2019.08 “Starling”
By Frans  /  August 10, 2019
KOReader 2019.04
By Frans  /  April 6, 2019
GUN Tar
By Frans  /  March 26, 2019

Thoughts on books

A Well-Deserved Classic: Van den vos Reynaerde
By Frans  /  January 22, 2017
Of Horology and Letters
By Frans  /  January 21, 2017
Congolese Negroes: Beautiful But Stupid?
By Frans  /  August 20, 2016

Photography

On My Header Image
By Frans  /  December 23, 2012
Fireworks on the Scheldt
By Frans  /  January 1, 2010
By Frans  /  April 7, 2006
By Frans  /  March 25, 2006