The One with the Thoughts of Frans

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Is My Firefox Out of Date?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
<cite>Qalculate!</cite>, My New Favorite Calculator
By Frans  /  April 22, 2017
A Well-Deserved Classic: <cite>Van den vos Reynaerde</cite>
By Frans  /  January 22, 2017
Of Horology and Letters
By Frans  /  January 21, 2017

Recent posts

Mimic Windows Snap Hotkeys in Xfce

It’s quite simple. Open Settings → Window Manager → Keyboard.

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KOReader Beta 20180410

Usability on non-touch devices, an automatic setting for warmth, Pocketbook Inkpad 3 and an AppImage for Linux desktop computers.

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Fix “sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation”

Thanks to gnome-keyring you won’t get a useful error message. If you uninstall it, you’ll get the real culprit right where it matters, but in retrospect ssh-add gives you the same error message.

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Less Noise and Louder Voice from Low Quality Microphone in Audacity

The basic problem: the various mics I own are all pretty terrible in their own way. This is how to lift it from unacceptable to bad, but similar principles apply to better mics as well.

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KOReader Beta 20180314

More natural light, speedups, and the H2Ov2.

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Twitter and Facebook Don’t Support SVG Yet

Facebook’s OpenGraph and Twitter Cards are mostly an annoying duplication of standardized metadata. Their main and perhaps only redeeming feature here is that they allow you to specify images to display. Alas, that’s where the fun ends.

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MariaDB Fix “Can’t init tc log” Error

I messed up my automation of backups, meaning that after two years my entire VPS had secretly filled up. This lead to MariaDB being unable to initialize. After taking care of the root cause MariaDB still refused to start.

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Improving Gource Videos with Background and Audio

Gource is very cool, but a touch boring without a few minor touch-ups.

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Six Years of KOReader

A little experiment with Gource.

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Android Version API Level

It’s in the docs, but I’m always losing it. So here’s a quick overview of some of the ones that are more important to me.

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All blog posts

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

Six Years of KOReader
By Frans  /  February 22, 2018
Is My Firefox Out of Date?
By Frans  /  November 3, 2017
Skype on Android x86
By Frans  /  August 18, 2017

Thoughts on books

A Well-Deserved Classic: <cite>Van den vos Reynaerde</cite>
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

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