So I’ve been playing around with the Firefox 3.0 Beta 1 download today. But I’m somewhat concerned by what I can only describe is a regression in font rendering. Here’s an image to illustrate. On the left is Firefox 2 on my Ubuntu system. On the right is Firefox 3 beta 1. In both cases, […]
I’m pretty sure I understand almost everything there is to understand in terms of font configuration on Linux. While configuration is a mess (qt settings, xft settings, xrdb settings, fontconfig settings, gnome settings), the even more frustrating part is that even if you understand all this settings, the result you can get out of it […]
Found this as I was reading about the supposed Comcast Bittorrent shaping controversy. A quick guide to enabling protocol encryption in the most common bittorrent clients, so that the upstream shapers can’t inspect packets to find bittorrent traffic.
I’m sure nobody cares about this. I’m just writing it down because it took me way too long to figure it out. I’ve had my new PC for about a year and a bit now, and I’ve never been able to resume from S3 sleep using the keyboard. I originally thought it was an X64 […]
Time again for my periodic trolling around the net for “Linux on the Desktop” articles. In this episode, I refer you to this Infoworld article, which talks about why Linux desktop hasn’t succeeded yet. The author, Randal Kennedy, claims that because of the development structure of Linux (how distributions serve as aggregation points), when a […]
With Gvim, one can finally use the whole color space (not just 16-colors) to do nice code syntax highlighting and such. Unfortunately, actually developing a good colorscheme is pretty difficult and tedious. That’s where this page comes in. It lets you browse a bunch of canned color scheme files, rendered against some sample code. See […]
Finally found some. These are the standard “core fonts” like 6×13 that come with any X11 distribution, converted over into .FON and .TTF files so that they can be used in Windows. Particularly useful if you want to make your PuTTy really look like an xterm.
Ok, here’s my first post using the MT4 interface.. Upgrade seems to have gone mostly fine.. except where did my categories go? I hope I didn’t lose them.. Nevermind, the interface just looks different.. Ah, progress. Update: beware the templating changes.. apparently MT4 templates are way different from MT3 ones, and blindly picking a new […]
I guess this is a sequel to my previous posts about running Feisty on my X60. Except there isn’t really much to write about. Things worked mostly out of the box. The only recommendation I’d have is to tweak the font settings (System > Preferences > Appearance) so that you use subpixel rendering and full […]