Glances

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Software >

http://nullwise.com/volumeicon.html

A simple volume icon for your taskbar's tray.

Works great, no dependencies for me, and does more than what I want.

I got this working, because fbpanel's volume plugin decided to not show up again.

  • 2018-04-15 - 0.4.6 on Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD

    • Even if set to not do so, clicking will mute: Click once for the popup volume slider, and click again to mute.
    • Fucking thing is compiled with notification enabled, and it can't be turned off. \apt-get remove notification-daemon
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Software > Oldschool music players >

http://www.bannister.org/software/ao.htm

An oldschool music player.

Has potential, but is missing critical features and its development appears to have ceased. Only good for playing ASMA (Atar) .mus, .str, and .wds files.



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Software > WordPress > WordPress Plugins >

https://wordpress.org/plugins/code-snippets/

This plugin allows you to add code snippets as an alternative to directly editing a theme's functions.php.

I used to manually edit functions.php for my child theme Parament-spiralofhope.



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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103644/

Survivors of an alien attack crash next to a prison and learn that the alien came with them.

This was my first movie with a shaved-headed woman. I guess I was all "oh no she di'int, now wesa gettin serioooos".

In my mind, the franchise was significantly weakened by this movie. It just didn't "feel right". Perhaps the previous two were so good that they became too tough to follow, but after yet another re-watch this movie really just doesn't seem all that good.

  • Properly titled ALIEN3

  1. Alien - (1979 movie)
  2. Aliens - (1986 movie)
  3. Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
  4. Alien - Resurrection - (1997 movie)



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Aliens (1986) image

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/

Waking from long hibernation, a woman claims to be the survivor of an alien attack from a planetoid which has since become a terraforming colony.

A direct descendent of Alien - (1979 movie), this movie not only builds on but improves on the movie, turning this into a blockbuster franchise.

  1. Alien - (1979 movie)
  2. Aliens - (1986 movie)
  3. Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
  4. Alien - Resurrection - (1997 movie)



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Alien (1979) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/

A crew of civilians investigates a distress beacon, but it turn out to be a warning that they were too late to heed.

Alien is another "first to get there" movie which has set the bar for its sub-genre.

It has a dirty old-but-futuristic look to it that really stretches its technological and budgetary limitations. As it turns out, this has given the movie incredible longevity. For a movie as old as this, it easily stands the test of time.

  1. Alien - (1979 movie)
  2. Aliens - (1986 movie)
  3. Alien 3 - (1992 movie)
  4. Alien - Resurrection - (1997 movie)



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