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Messages - Frenzie

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DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
Even back in '08 when I first visited the US (and you could basically just fly out instead of having to make preparations) American customs was already an obnoxious affair.
Takes a lot to get me to fly vs drive.
I prefer a train if reasonably possible. :)
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The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
19:35
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It actually sounds interesting, although how interesting I'm not sure. It means limiting CPU/memory.

https://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2019/06/opera-gx-early-access-lvl1/
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ranger is an interesting alternative to mc.

http://ranger.github.io/
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Appstream Screenshots (the screenshots used in GNOME Software or Flathub) are not very useful if they look nothing like the real app does once you install it.
What a flatout bizarre statement. Sure, if they looked nothing like the real app I suppose they wouldn't be very helpful, but we're just talking about some fonts & colors & maybe icons here. The difference is actually much bigger due to the fact that I seldom see a window in a size in which I'd use it than due to what window decorations or colors are shown.

The evil is Gnome's incompetence at theming.
I think it's because they want to exude some kind of Gnome "brand".
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Lol, what'd they do?
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Windows 10 is still largely a downgrade compared to 7 but it's not nearly as bad as it used to be. It's got nightmare information density (read: none) but at least things are mostly configurable again.
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I don't know what it means, but Opera is making a gaming browser. Maybe it's just another overlay you can activate while playing a game, except a proper browser instead of the built-in Steam stuff.

https://www.opera.com/gx
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Congrats to Frenzie for the Dutch victory at Eurovision. Well, congrats to the performer too.
Now I'll have to go look for some videos, I suppose. :P

Btw, someone somewhere said that English "oh dear" originated from "adieu" or the like.
That sounds rather implausible. The OED, which presumably put some more effort into research, agrees:
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A derivation from Italian dio, God, as conjectured by some, resting upon modern English pronunciation of dea(r), finds no support in the history of the word.
Because deor/dere is perfectly plain Old/Middle English for something like bold and precious, which seems to have organically lost its "bold" aspect. Cognate with Dutch duur.[1] No derivation from any other language necessary.
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Weird, seems to work for me.
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DnD Central / Re: DnD entropy
I think I may have created my My Opera account in May or June of 2001, in which case it'd now be 18 years old.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZcJojTucg
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
Also useful, HTML presentation to PDF:

https://github.com/astefanutti/decktape
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
That sounds like a false dichotomy. You can also use "full" plain text in Markdown; you just won't get any of the things you may very well want (e.g., headers/bold/italic/lists/links/images). :)
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
The last time I figured I could do a fancy presentation at a place where I couldn't use my own laptop I was forced to cobble together some quickly plain thing in PDF last minute.

I was doing something like this:
https://github.com/jgm/pandoc/wiki/Creating-impress.js-slide-shows-with-pandoc

I did two or three pretty nice presentations that way before I ran into that slight "oh btw you can't use HTML" issue over at a thing in Brussels. :)

Anyway, I think it's still a decent concept. For a presentation next week that I haven't really come up with a content concept yet :insane: But on the technical side, I think I'll use Pandoc → Beamer (PDF). But properly this time, not done during a ~30 minute lunch break panicking because it's the only time I have in a day that lasts from about 8:30 to 20:00, trying to figure out how to convert my Pandoc → Impress.js to Pandoc → Beamer (or at least some kind of PPT/PDF situation).
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I'm not familiar with XML/XSL/Otters handling of both (yet):
Does "the engine" support XML stylesheets/XSL Transformations?
Well sure, all you need to do is to visit some random sample, right?

https://www.w3schools.com/xml/cdcatalog_with_xsl.xml
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DnD Central / Re: DnD entropy
That long huh?
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
Nano supports syntax highlighting too, but possibly not with color schemes.
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Browsers & Technology / Re: Minimal Apps
Interesting. It's true that Nano's keyboard shortcuts seem a bit odd. Perhaps they have something to do with use in screen/tmux? It dates back only to 2000 or so, so it's not like it predates more standard keyboard shortcuts.
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The Lounge / Re: What Time Is It?
Umm...  :left:
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leaving it up to member states to decide on their time zone

DST needs to DIAF ASAP.
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DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
It's also a handful of centuries more recent. But yes, I'd also expected it to be slightly larger.
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DnD Central / Re: Today's Bad News
I saw, that's pretty terrible. I visited it in... 2002 I believe.

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/15/world/notre-dame-cathedral-fire/
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Vim isn't too hard, at least in the basics,[1] and you've got a lot of nice controls under colon.[2]

But mainly I just find it too much effort to remember what mode you're in and all that. My main purpose for it is in case there's nothing else available for some reason often there is Vi(m) and not Nano.
j, k and stuff like that
:q and :wq are the most important I'd say
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DnD Central / Re: "Scientists Say" blather
But -- strictly speaking -- a black hole is more of a dark star than a hole, isn't it? ;)