Adding “Search in Folder” to Thunar Custom Actions
Thunar is one of the best graphical file managers I’ve used, and I say that even while I own a Directory Opus license for Windows. I have some minor quibbles like very sparsely populated default actions on files and folders, but the biggest flaw is doubtless that the breadcrumb navigation doesn’t feature all of the […] Read more.
Skype on Android x86
A new Skype update was installed! Now “rebuilt from the ground up […] the best Skype we’ve ever built” (release announcement). Okay, cool. Let’s give it a go. What’s that, a crash? And it won’t be fixed because I have the wrong kind of CPU? You can tell Google Play not to update the app […] Read more.
Changing the Android Default Alarm on Zenfone 2
I don’t like the default alarm sound on my phone much and apparently changing it to something a little bit gentler can only be done on a per-alarm basis. Luckily I found this: Today I was looking for a way to change the sound that is applied by default to new alarms you create in […] Read more.
Meditations While Dishwashing
There are two main competing principles at work while washing the dishes: most annoying first and dirtiest last. Luckily these two principles are less contradictory than they might seem at first glance. Utensils, with all of their finicky little nooks and crannies, tend to be fairly clean. The same applies to those annoying glasses, that […] Read more.
Image Optimization Guide
On the forum I administer, I am forced to run a tight attachment policy. Disk space doesn't grow on trees. Occasionally this leads to questions about the small attachment size limit of 50 KiB. This guide is intended to make it clear that this is not nearly as tiny as you might think. Read more.
libGL error in Steam and Broken Age in Debian Stretch
Just have some fun with LD_PRELOAD. Read more.
Magnificent Borderline Puerility: The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a terrific example of how a bunch of money-obsessed, vacuous, overall completely unsympathetic characters can still combine into an atmospheric, humorous, layered and meaningful piece of writing. Without the always present, borderline puerile ironic undertone this may well have been absolutely terrible. Read more.