The One with the Thoughts of Frans

KOReader 2019.08 “Starling”
Enhanced EPUB rendering can now be enabled on demand (#5117). In the relevant jargon this means correct margin collapsing, honoring negative margins and more properly floating images. In regular people speech, it just means paragraph margins and images will sometimes look slightly better. Read more.
Windy is a very promising weather forecasting service
It's been a while since I've seen such an attractive, clear interactive map application. Read more.
KOReader 2019.07
The Android version now supports asking for permissions. Read more.
Setting up Syncthing on a Debubuntu VPS
Basically RTFM, but the manual gets a bit too carried away with possibilities sometimes. Read more.
KOReader 2019.06 “Sea Buckthorn”
This release adds support for various Android Freescale devices, such as Nook, Onyx and Tolino. Read more.
Password Shaming Monkop
Twenty characters? Get out of here. Read more.
KOReader 2019.05
The standard QWERTY keyboard now supports swiping and holding for diacritics. The basic grid of 9 surrounding keys is equivalent to swipe direction. Read more.
KOReader 2019.04
March mainly brought various under the hood improvements like faster blitting and better line-height handling, but also a more visible dual pages display toggle. On supported platforms, most two-finger swipes are now also configurable in the gesture manager. Read more.
GUN Tar
A fun typo, especially if you dive a little deeper. Read more.
KOReader 2019.03 “Marsdiep”
Of course I'm biased, but these multiswipes have completely changed how I use KOReader. Read more.
Unresizable dialog windows are the worst
Like the create a box dialog in Boxes, which I thought might be useful to quickly try a LiveCD. Read more.
Geany Regex Replace
Geany has a nice story about named matching groups in the manual, but those don't seem to work in the actual find & replace dialog. Read more.
Discord Login Shows How It’s Done
In contrast to Dropbox, Discord doesn't try to hide logging in. Read more.
KOReader 2019.02
Basic support for E Ink refreshes on a limited number of Android E Ink devices. Read more.
Dropbox sign-in annoyances
I don't understand why so many places make signing in so hard. Read more.
The password has to be at most 10 characters long
At least they were nice enough to abide by my rules. 🙂 Read more.
Password Shaming Battle.net
A 16 character maximum? How am I supposed to work with that? Grmbl. Read more.
Windows: mklink
mklink is a rather useful command for shuffling large directories around without requiring application support (e.g., large games from HDD to SSD or vice versa). Read more.
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Featured posts

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
Qalculate!, My New Favorite Calculator
By Frans  /  April 22, 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 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

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