Rise of the Leviathan

Rise of the Leviathan

Translation Support Tools

Looking at translate-shell and the plasma translator applet

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In my work, but also for my hobbies, I quite often come into contact with texts in other languages. I speak some languages myself quite well, but sometimes having support from translation tools comes in quite handy. I’m sure a lot of people can sympathize 🙂

Repository for Slackware 15.0

Branching off my package repository for Slackware 15.0

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On February 2nd, 2022 Pat released Slackware 15.0. Now, with an unfortunately sizable delay, I branched off my package repository to properly support Slackware 15.0 as well.

VA-API with Chromium 97

Enabling VA-API Hardware Video Acceleration in Chromium 97

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Enabling hardware video acceleration in browsers in 2022 is still a huge PITA. The fact that the steps you have to perform are constantly changing isn’t helping. So today, I sat down again trying to figure out what’s needed to get it to work with the latest version of AlienBOB’s chromium package.

Qt4 vs. Qt5 Amarok

Comparing Qt4 Amarok to Qt5 Amarok

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For a long time amarok was my music player of choice. I understand that many people disagree on whether it was a good music player or not, but music in general is a very subjective field so why wouldn’t that extend to players as well?

Slackware Repository

Announcing the availability of my repository of slackware packages

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Some time ago I started making a slackware package repository for software I need in my systems not included in the core. I spent some time getting processes in place and getting used to them. By now, those are all fairly settled and I feel confident in letting other people know about them.

Blog: Reloaded

Restarting my blog using hugo and gitea

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My last foray into blogs was several years ago using Wordpress on a shared hosting environment. After some initial excitement, it became rather cumbersome rather quickly and writing blog entries became too much of a chore.

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