All posts tagged misadventures

Five Things >

  • Updated supermaryface with pictures that actually work. It appears that long filenames are silently failing.

    • No, it wasn't long filenames. With some more checking, it appears that random files disappeared. I'm re-uploading them to see if that makes a difference.
    • No, that made no difference, so I deleted all images and re-uploaded them from backups, confirming they have the correct permissions.
    • Audited 3000+ images and restored some which were broken.
    • Holy shit, other images are broken. Not just broken, but entirely missing. Missing from my backups too. This is fucking weird. I'm auditing this entire blog. I've already finished recent ones, and found a handful of things which are broken. I'll continue this process asap.
  • Wow, BadRam is cool.

    • Linux kernel support for broken RAM modules.
  • Because I made an Openbox hotkey for Music on Console, I wanted to explore hotkeys for things like volume control.

  • Made /tag/audio-software and /tag/media software
  • Apparently I had two articles on 3D printing, so I roughly-merged them.
  • So I decided to use some images for NumLockX, but instead of some mspaint-esque red circle, I wanted to make something a little nicer. Since I already learned GIMP transparent backgrounds, I wondered if I could create a greyed-image with an ungreyed-area. It turns out I can! Thus GIMP transparency masking was born.

    • Did I mention I love documentation? I have? Well it bears repeating.
  • Fuck, EverQuest Next was cancelled!

    • Landmark continues to exist, but I have no interest in that unless there would be an actual MMO.
  • Continued improvements to items in /tag/linux-software+live+liked.

    • Saying that makes me feel like the artists for Path of Exile - (2013 game). Their patch notes pretty much say their equivalent of Minecraft's "removed Herobrine" by saying "incremental improvements to graphics and sound". Which, unlike (at the time) Mojang, was actually true. Little touches at every opportunity, lots of love from Grinding Gear Games.
    • Re-edited past one to state the fact that I last used that program on Lubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I'm not compelled to update the pages for non-live programs.
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Linux distributions + Debian >


Automagically repairs a boot loader.

This is something I wish I had/knew about a long time ago. I've had bootloader misadventures that really stressed me out.

I'll accept this, even though it uses systemd.

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Given a URL of a photo gallery, this downloads the largest versions of all of the photos.

  • Flickr
  • Facebook
  • Picasa
  • OvaHere
  • Google Drive
  • SF Weekly (and related sites)
  • Instagram
  • and sites using SmugMug or Zen Folio

Tested 2016-03-18 on Lubuntu - Tested and works for instagram, but I couldn't get proper filenames.

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Windows 8.1 >

A while back, I experienced all manner of issues.

Interestingly, Linux didn't give a flying fuck and never even hiccuped once. This is why I initially thought I had an issue with Windows 8.1. Go Linux go.

I rebooted into some specialized memory testing to prove I had memory issues.

I was working on building an entirely new system and had started with a case and power supply replacement. Apparently I had damage to my earlier power supply, because, after I replaced it, all my issues magically went away.

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Software >
ManyCam >

RESULT - giving up. I have no idea what .mclt files are, how to customize them, how to make them, or where to get them.

I was using ManyCam and wanted to edit a lower third to fix the font and otherwise tweak it.

There is the ability to select a new one, but I found no replacement .mclt file on ManyCam.

Trying to figure this out took such a long time I needed to spin off a new page.

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