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Post processor script for flnews

Posted 04-15-2023 at 03:14 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 04-23-2023 at 03:40 PM by Michael Uplawski (screen shot, bugfix)

A styled version of this document:
The flnews newsreader is sufficient for Usenet-access, i.e. to receive and read articles from -, as well as to write and post articles to newsgroups.
When you compare news-clients, you will always notice the differences and choose the software that you prefer. Flnews however, has the charm that you can
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Qt: Embedding Translations in the program-file

Posted 03-29-2023 at 02:41 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 08-02-2023 at 12:27 AM by Michael Uplawski (German version, French version)

A styled version of this document:
In German:
In French:

Embedding translations in Qt-programs


Several techniques allow the internationalization of Qt -program.
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Obsolete: xpath / Nokogiri: Find all nodes in a SVG path.

Posted 06-09-2022 at 02:41 PM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 12-16-2022 at 01:16 AM by Michael Uplawski (Code examples updated, comments are better, too.)

In an attempt to render Hyperlinks in SVG more comfortable, I had begun to enlarge the mouse-sensitive area around a linked content by creating a transparent rectangle around the link.

In the meantime, other techniques are swifter applied and probably easier used in a scripted routine.

This is historical, now. For your inspiration, the original blog-post:

Work in Progress....
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Ruby: reading from STDIN, if there is something to read.

Posted 09-25-2021 at 01:11 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 10-08-2021 at 11:49 PM by Michael Uplawski (Category)

The logic of ARGV and ARGF still escapes me, I am approaching perfection empirically by trial, error and surrender. Now I believe to do stuff the right way, which is highly unsatisfactory.

Today's sura goes like this:

To avoid a hanging program, when there are no data waiting at STDIN, thou shalt write
if !STDIN.tty?
  # do as you must
tty meaning “teletype-writer”, it stands for terminal/console/pseudo-terminal and the like....
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Handwritten Web-Pages

Posted 02-13-2021 at 05:28 AM by Michael Uplawski
Updated 12-30-2022 at 04:43 PM by Michael Uplawski (Updates and a comprehensive Howto in English (manuscript))

Manuscript: A Howto for the transformation of handwritten text to Hypertext in Inkscape

In German language:

I have a dream...

My hand-writing suffers from not doing any. For some years already I try to compensate by forcing me to use a fountain pen, whenever possible. I even try to find new occasions to use it. The fountain pen obliges me to concentrate and to obey. My texts...
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