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  • HTML and Word in mutt

    I read my mail using mutt, and even though I was severely tempted by astroid, mutt just works too nicely for me to make moving away an attractive proposition. And it is a fine piece of software. If you're still stuck with Thunderbird (let alone some webmail interface in the …

  • Globaldokumente in Libreoffice zusammenführen

    Ich hatte gerade einer armen Seele zu helfen, die drei Bücher mit Microsoft Word für Windows geschrieben hat und dazu Word-Zentraldokumente verwendet hat, vor allem wohl, weil vor 20 Jahren – als diese Projekte starteten – Word nicht mit mehreren hundert Seiten auf einmal umgehen konnte. Unbenommen, dass mensch mit Office-Software keine …

  • Replacing root-tail when there is a compositor

    Since there hasn't been real snow around here this year until right this morning, I've been running xsnow off and on recently[1]. And that made me feel the lack of a compositor on my everyday desktop. Certainly, drop shadows and fading windows aren't all that necessary, but I've been …

  • Perhaps I should be moving to gentoo

    I'm reading PDFs quite a bit, most of them in my beloved zathura. So, I was dismayed when today I paged through a book that showed in zathura as on the left side of this figure:

    Renderings of a PDF in poppler and mupdf.

    The metrics are off so badly that readability suffers.

    Rather than try to fix …

  • An Xlib-based Screen Ruler in Python

    In my bad prediction (in both senses of the word) on what we'll see in the intensive care stations I've mentioned a screen ruler I've written.

    Well, since I've still not properly published it and I doubt I'll ever do that without further encouragement, let me at least mention it …

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