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[rant] Linux seriously needs some efforts in theming standards/unification

Posted 07-08-2014 at 02:00 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
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KDE, QT, GTK, TK, all in several versions and with changing variables and whatnot at every version, and even within a single version.

One would think that QT and KDE are more or less the same, but turns out that, at least from outside KDE, one can't fully define the theme settings (or UI font specifically) from KDE's "appearance" settings. Even for apps that aren't "standalone QT", but KDE! Like fonts on konqueror, and probably dolphin too. KDE has a longstanding...
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Mexican Solar Still

Posted 07-07-2014 at 06:20 PM by rokytnji

Here in the Desert. Like in Colonias with no fresh drink water.
One needs to think on their feet.
Here is a basic small example on how a Mexican solar still works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m408EZTGD64

There are other options like the Water Cone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNiPXfW605w

But the Hispanics here build their own gear from scrap like in the 1st video.

My well in Esperanza is 10 foot to...
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DNS fun

Posted 07-06-2014 at 03:17 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I've configured probably the coolest, most complex DNS configuration I've bothered to setup in recent times. I say complex because it leverages unbound and pf to route dns traffic to other programs (nsd, dnscrypt-proxy, tor) and I say coolest because DNS traffic is "filtered" to the right places (so you don't end up with, say, a tor device leaking DNS traffic, or my wife having to wait crazy amounts of time for a simple DNS request).

I started off with the basics...what...
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Uniformity between GTK2/3 and QT/KDE with QT using GTK themes

Posted 07-04-2014 at 01:52 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 07-04-2014 at 01:54 AM by the dsc
Tags gtk, kde, q.t., theming

Whereas gtk-qt-engine doesn't work very well, that is, GTK can't be easily made to "simulate" QT/KDE themes, the converse seems to work very well, and apparently no additional package is needed for that, but QT alone, or actually just qtconfig-qt4, in order to set the QT/KDE* theme as "GTK+".

So one third of the problem of desktop uniformity is solved if you have one GTK2 (I believe it's GTK2, not 3, I'm not sure) theme that you find good enough to have both in...
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icanhazmathz?

Posted 06-29-2014 at 09:23 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 07-02-2014 at 10:21 AM by rocket357 (clarification)

A "quick and dirty" random password generator that I see a lot of people use is a construct similar to the following:

dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/stdout bs=6 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64

This produces output such as the following:

0zdQE0WC

Or perhaps even:

Pg7Ub+Rx

base64 is an encoding scheme that "converts" binary data into text data using 64 characters. The 64 characters chosen vary...
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