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fiji water

They now have my favourite water in the shop near college.

Fiji water


cool new flask

the box

the flask


qutebrowser lightning talk

http://qutebrowser.org/31c3.webm


qutebrowser and newsbeuter

I have been playing around with a promising new browser called Qutebrowser since the demise of dwb

I had a problem with newsbeuter with opening links using qutebrowser (it was holding up newsbeuter). The workaround was the following script:

#!/bin/sh
# wrapper for newsbeuter

exec ~/src/qutebrowser/qutebrowser.py "$*" > /dev/null 2>&1 &

(don’t forget to make it executable)

And then use this in ~/.newsbeuter.config:

browser "~/src/qutebrowser_wrapper :'open -t %u'"


Wacom tablet scrolling in linux

I got a Wacom Intuos tablet and was having trouble using it for general scrolling - eg. using a web browser. Couldn’t figure out how to map the lower button to scrolling, the way it is with the middle mouse button on my thinkpad.

The solution, for anyone who has the same issue, was easystroke. I’d say the solution is similiar for Bamboo and Touch Wacom tablets.

Install easystroke (I’m using Ubuntu 14.04 and it’s in the repos).

Click the preferences tab and then the button labelled ‘Gesture button’. In the window check ‘instant gestures’ and in the grey box click the lower button on your stylus pen.

Then in the actions tab add an action and choose type ‘scroll’. Then click ‘Record stroke’ and click in the lower button on the stylus again.

Clicking in the lower button and moving the stylus should scroll now. YMMV. But if you’re having trouble making your Wacom tablet work the way you want, try easystroke. You may also wish to go to the Advanced tab turn off the annoying notifications on gesture activation.


Links to recipes

Shepherd’s Pie with spiced parsnip mash

Ottolenghi’s shakshuka recipe

Paleo Fish and Chips

Sirloin Salad with Fresh Herbs and Thai Dressing

Thai Fish Soup

Perfect Chicken Tikka

Crab with Mango and Avocado

Roasted Chicken

Perfect roasted chicken

Slow-roasted chicken

Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

Pate

Chicken Liver Pate Recipe

Misc

Coconut Granola

Chia Seed Energy Bars


chromecast

Got a Chromecast as a Christmas present and finding it really handy.

Especially so after the discovery of castnow which lets you stream anything to the chromecast from the command line.

What really won me over was the option –subtitles </local/path/to/subtitles.srt>

How cool is that?


Entombed in the shrine of zeros and ones



git aliases for .bashrc or .vimrc

Cool little trick I just thought of. Shorten 99% of your git commands by putting this is in .zshrc or .bashrc

# git
alias checkout="git checkout"
alias push="git push"
alias pull="git pull"
alias commit="git commit"


So, what about Minecraft's future? From Microsoft's announcement:

Minecraft fans are loyal, with nearly 90 percent of paid customers on the PC having signed in within the past 12 months.

That sentence.

That sentence, Microsoft.

That sentence tells me all I need to know. If you've paid any attention to the negative developments in gaming over the recent years, that sentence should send chills down your spine.


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