I live in a small apartment with just a shared garden, and I usually hang out the laundry inside on a drying rack which tends to be way too small, especially for things like bed sheets.
The only option to lay out a proper clothesline was between the roof beams.. which involved a bit of engineering and knowledge of sailing knots.
This was the final result:
How to put the rope up there, without using a ladder (which I currently didn't have at hand)?
The first one was simple: just attach some weight (a lighter ...
I recently upgraded Spotify on Linux to version 0.9.10.
A part from the nice improvements (it's cool to have a browse tab, at last), there are also some issues.
Specifically, it looks like the song change notification doesn't work well with Awesome WM, causing most parts of X to partially freeze for about 15 seconds (Awesome is completely unresponsive, only a few applications keep accepting keystrokes, mouse clicks are simply ignored).
This is really annoying, especially since there is apparently no way to disable it from the settings UI.
Luckily enough, I was able to find ...
I usually run my FlightGear with quite a lot of command-line options, and thus having to type 'em all each time is not an option.
I've been using fgo for a while, but keeping (un)commenting lines all the time is not ideal either.
I could create a bunch of "launcher" scripts, but they would end up being unreadable quickly, unless I figured out a way to create them a smarter way.
This is what I came up with (by the way, I compiled FlightGear 2.10 by hand and installed in a non-standard location, that's why you ...
After a long wait, I finally found a Cool Way to write my blog: let me introduce the new Pelican-based version of Hackzine.org!
You can still find the old version of this blog, rendered to static HTML, here: http://old.hackzine.org/
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