Category: Software

Linux Shell

Shell Environments Linux shell is made up of components that can be customized to the user's preference using:...

Switched to LibreOffice.

At some point years ago I discovered StarOffice (an alternative to the Microsoft Office). I gave it a short try, don’t remember how long I played with it. I’m almost sure, however, that I remember its particularly impressing feature: a desktop-like…

Code blocks

Code blocks are now enabled and working on the vivaldi.net blogs. You'll need to be using the new Gutenberg/block editor to take advantage of them. Here are some simple demonstrations of them in action:...

How to build fdk-aac on Windows

According to hydrogenaud.io, Fraunhofer FDK AAC codec is the 3rd most recommended AAC encoder. Here's how to compile fdk-aac.exe binary which then can be used to convert audio files with such audio players as foobar2000 or MusicBee: Install…

Archive your movies with 2ManDVD

In my second entry on my blog, I shared my feelings on the importance of making physical copies of the digital photos you cherish most.  This post is similar in nature, but this time it's about the preservation of those digital movies and…

Wanted: Paste as Pure Text.

If You often work with text, there are chances that You might appreciate its so-called plain form. Basically speaking, in a world of computers, smartphones and tablets text can take two forms, depending on what app is used to manage it. The forms…

Fix The Bat! Wrong Cookie Character Encoding.

Recently - inspired by Benjamin Dreyer (Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style.) - I began to apply typographical improvements Myself, whenever I can. One of many places affected by this knowledge is a quote set (“golden…

TDE: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

The Trinity Desktop Environment I've been a dedicated Linux user since 2001, and during the past eighteen years, I've tried many different Linux distributions and many different desktop environments (or DEs for short).  Of all of the DEs I've…