The One with the Thoughts of Frans

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. đŸ™‚ 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.
Run Enpass on Debian Buster (testing)
A recent update broke Enpass. Hopefully it'll be fixed again soon, but in the meantime… Read more.
KOReader 2018.12
As one of the maintainers of KOReader, a versatile a document and image viewer, I'm proud to announce the latest release. Read more.
Steam Scaling on Linux
Since I don't use Steam that much I don't know when it was added, but it's nice that Steam is no longer tiny on my UHD monitor. Read more.
I was momentarily ecstatic that you could resize the Steam subscriber agreement
Such a rare occurrence, how nice that I can resize it, I thought. Until I actually tried to resize it. Read more.
KOReader 2018.11 “An die Freude”
A new stable release, with support for BQ/Fnac devices! Read more.
Is Thunar the first Gtk file browser to implement breadcrumbs almost right?
Everything to the right of the breadcrumbs is a giant button to activate location entry. Very elegant. Read more.
kdenlive: use a background color clip for composite and transform transition
To use the composite and transform transition it needs something to composite to. Read more.
Three-finger middle click on modern touchpads in Xfce
The simplest way is to add synclient TapButton3=2 to your ~/.bashrc. Read more.
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Featured posts

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 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

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