I checked out SDLPoP (free/libre port of the DOS version of Prince of Persia) after a few years again.
I'm amazed that after all these years such a port is not only still actively developed, but it also contains tons of new options, enhancements, and even mod support.
It's been a while since I discovered sdcv (Stardict Console Version) and pyglossary (a dictionary conversion tool).
Allegedly sdcv (just like proper Stardict) supports markup, although I've only been able to make it show entries in plain text. Still, a great choice if you want an offline dictionary tool in the terminal. Also, if used in Termux, there's no more need to rely on GoldenDict for Android, which is proprietary and commercial.
“Are we Wayland yet?” Trying out Sway as an i3 replacement. https://www.swalladge.net/archives/2019/10/14/are-we-wayland-yet/
My PC running Manjaro used to have Octopi running in the background, which would indicate new available updates with an animated panel icon.
Since I switched from Plasma to i3, I haven't used it once. Instead, I check my RSS feeds now and again to see if there's a new update announcement posted on the Manjaro forums.
SOUND WAVES: A Tribute to Ecco the Dolphin
“140 musicians, 39 tracks, and nearly three hours of all-new video game covers!”
Free download licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0
I've just tried Sonic Pi, “a code-based music creation and performance tool”.
Setting up JACK (which is necessary for Sonic Pi) so that it plays nicely with Pulseaudio was somewhat harder than I expected, but once it's done and having spent an hour in the tutorials… boy, does it feel awesome!
(By the way, there are also plugins for Vim and Emacs.)
Live-coding performance example:
Vegan on a Desert Island is an upcoming free/libre 2D puzzle-adventure game using the Solarus engine.
“[It] is an artful union between retro-game aesthetics and the absurdity of postmodern culture.”
"(Don't) Return to sender: How to protect yourself from email tracking"
Today, I was suprised to see a website appear using a dark colour theme, which normally wouldn't. After closer inspection, I found that it's using a fairly new CSS media feature that detects light/dark preference in the system settings.
If implemented well, it's a neat idea!
Peertube v2.0 is out! https://github.com/Chocobozzz/PeerTube/releases/tag/v2.0.0
However, I’ll still keep i3 around for the following reasons:
- Japanese IME doesn’t work in Kitty under Wayland.
- No working graphical colour picker under Wayland.
- While there's a feature similar to unclutter built into Sway, which hides the mouse cursor in case of inactivity, it needs to be switched off for games to work properly, which is a little cumbersome.
Using Sway (Wayland compositor and i3 clone) as a daily driver
After a few weeks, I think it’s very usable:
- It includes nearly all features I’ve become accustomed to on i3 and X in general.
- Non-Wayland applications (including games) work very well through XWayland.
- I actually have fewer graphical glitches with my old AMD card.
- Kitty (terminal manager) starts up faster than under X.
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Tridactyl is back on Mozilla Addons! https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tridactyl-vim/
TIL that Hedgewars (libre Worms clone) v1.0 was released about a month ago. https://hedgewars.org/node/9014
FreeCS: “a free-software reimplementation of Counter-Strike 1.5 running on the FTE QuakeWorld engine”
“Ubuntu 19.10 Is The First Time We've Seen (X)Wayland Gaming Performance Match X.Org”
Uses GNU/Linux full time, plays games, and prefers free/open source software. Also pragmatic.
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