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Just annotations of little "how to's", so I know I can find how to do something I've already done when I need to do it again, in case I don't remember anymore, which is not unlikely. Hopefully they can be useful to others, but I can't guarantee that it will work, or that it won't even make things worse.
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Pseudo-template noob hack that may apply for several situations

Posted 04-12-2012 at 04:10 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2012 at 04:14 PM by the dsc

There's a painting software, "mypaint", which is very nice, but it does not support templates, at least not yet.

I've created a template (just a "blank" file with the correct resolution and whatnot) on GIMP, saved it as "ora", but instead of opening this file manually every time, and remembering to save it with a new name in order to not overwrite the template, I came up with a script that will create a new name automatically, with no risk of overwriting...
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Got banned from the ubuntu forums

Posted 04-12-2012 at 03:24 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 04-12-2012 at 03:29 PM by the dsc

First time I got banned from any forum, that's a historical moment!

I started a thread questioning whether the common forum practice of closing old threads when they're bumped, soliciting the users to create new ones, is really a good idea. I think it's not, that by not doing it the threads will be richer, containing more information, instead of being scattered around many topics all over the years.

Anyway, I referred to moderators who do that (not anyone in specific...
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Windows-like folder organization for binaries and libraries through symbolic links?

Posted 11-25-2011 at 03:28 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Just another of those things I catch myself wondering sometimes, but I don't think that are important enough for the forums.

What if linux had folders for each program, more or less like on windows, but still had its "grab-bag" folders for libraries and whatever that may be used for more than one program, but instead of using it through a "$path", it had a symlink within the program's own folder?

Or perhaps it could use by default through something...
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High CPU usage + underclock vs. low CPU + normal/high clock

Posted 11-13-2011 at 02:02 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 11-13-2011 at 02:05 PM by the dsc

This is just a question rather than a typical blog post. I know blogs aren't really supposed to be used for that, but I think it's justifiable since it's not that important or urgent, even though it has some practical applications. So I'm not "stealing" attention from other users with more pressing matters over there.

The question is basically "what gets more work done":

a) higher CPU usage per process (limiting less or not limiting the usage at...
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Commanding openbox through scripts or command line

Posted 10-19-2011 at 10:03 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 10-19-2011 at 10:05 PM by the dsc
Tags openbox, rants

Is it possible? If it is, it's not obvious in any way, nor documented in the manual.

I think that would be an interesting feature if it currently lacks it. I don't really know, but I think it wouldn't be so much of a huge thing to implement the possibility of running commands such as "openbox-command menu-id-whatever" to make a given menu pop-up; or "openbox-command nexdesktop" so a script could move the view to a different desktop (but perhaps it can be done with...
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