The One with the Thoughts of Frans

KOReader Beta 20180410
Usability on non-touch devices, an automatic setting for warmth, Pocketbook Inkpad 3 and an AppImage for Linux desktop computers. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
KOReader Beta 20180314
More natural light, speedups, and the H2Ov2. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.
Improving Gource Videos with Background and Audio
Gource is very cool, but a touch boring without a few minor touch-ups. Read more.
Six Years of KOReader
A little experiment with Gource. Read more.
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. Read more.
KOReader Nightly 20180212
Natural light support on the Kobo Aura One, two-column navigation mode, open with… and more! Read more.
Conveniently Developing an R Package
Half a decade ago I neglected to jot this down, so I had to figure it out again. Just in case someone landed here searching for the most basic R problem, you start the program using uppercase R, not lowercase r. Anyway, to work with a package in a git repository or some such the […] Read more.
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Eenoog
Eenoog sloop voorzichtig door het huis. Read more.
Snowy Chairs
They do look better this way, don't they? Read more.
I Broke Another Nutcracker
Unlike the last one, this one didn't come for free with some nuts. Read more.
2017 in movies
Letterboxd manages to send e-mails that aren't complete spam. Take note. Read more.
Aggressive Doubling
Mini Metro might be worth a try if the idea of a simpler Railroad Tycoon sounds appealing. Read more.
Disable Firefox Fullscreen Animation
Go to about:config, as ever. Then disable browser.fullscreen.animate. Read more.
Remove dns-prefetch from WordPress 4.9
remove_action( 'wp_head', 'wp_resource_hints', 2 ); Read more.
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Featured posts

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
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 2019.09 “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