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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 11, 2019, 03:42 AM »
FreeCommander (64-bit) is a paid software. Point proven.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:58 PM »
Hmm. I tried Ztree a few months ago, and, although I like tree-based file managers (when I had an Android phone, X-plore was my favorite by far), I found it surprisingly lacking.
XYplorer never grew to me.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:39 PM »
The Double Commander is a nice application, but it all depends on what you need.

Generally, all "Commanders" (including the Salamander) are only strong if you copy/move files regularly. That's when the second window can shine.
Also, you should consider to spend money. Paid file managers are (almost) always better than freeware file managers.

I guess I tried most of them by now, having settled to the Total Commander for the time being - until something better appears in my sphere.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Altap Salamander now freeware
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Still no Unicode support - and according to the forums, it's not clear whether the new owner of Altap will continue development.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 19, 2019, 08:10 PM »
I found LibreOffice to be surprisingly unreliable on Windows when I tried it last. Maybe that's a platform thing or directly related to my computer. Modern DTP (Scribus) is one of the less horrible alternatives to LaTeX indeed, although it's arguably not really a writing tool either. :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 19, 2019, 03:29 AM »
How often do you need to do that?

I mean, it can be handy, but there is the fine line between writing and typesetting again.

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General Software Discussion / Stop using LaTeX!
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Just a random article, preparing for one more software from me (you'll never guess what it is!):

What I call the ‘LaTeX fetish’ is the conviction that there is something about LaTeX that makes it good for writing in. As we shall see, arguments in favour of writing in LaTeX are unpersuasive on a rational level: LaTeX is in fact quite bad for writing in (although it could be worse, i.e. it could be TeX). This doesn’t mean that people shouldn’t use LaTeX at all, but it does mean that people probably ought to stop recommending it as a writing tool.

http://www.danielall...09/the-latex-fetish/

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I have just tried it: It works for me.

  • Make sure indent is actually installed and available for your user (because else it will obviously fail).
  • chmod -x /home/youruser/9indent.sh
  • Add it to your toolbar and middle-click it.

Before:

Before.png

After:

After.png

Does indent -st work in a "Win" window?

edit: My screenshots are made with acme2k because that's what I happen to have on this machine, but it should not matter that much.

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For those who are still here:
edwood seems to be a very good reimplementation of the Acme editor - and it does not even need Debian to run on Windows natively!

https://github.com/rjkroege/edwood

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 10, 2019, 06:14 AM »
The organization won't deactivate the entire add-on signing infrastructure of the Firefox browser, that is clear.

Fixing problems with stubbornness, one failure at a time.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:36 PM »
Yup, SeaMonkey is widely compatible with Firefox extensions - the old ones.  :)

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 09, 2019, 10:48 AM »
By the way, here are SeaMonkey nightly builds, even based on the "new" Firefox engine:
http://www.wg9s.com/comm-257/

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 07, 2019, 04:04 AM »
"alls well that ends well"

Just wait for their next fuckup.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 05, 2019, 07:34 PM »
Indeed, we don't care.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Mozilla shoots itself in foot
« on: May 05, 2019, 07:08 PM »
Did you know that K-Meleon still exists?
https://en.wikipedia...List_of_web_browsers

 :-[

Anyway, that was it for me. I have repeatedly said (or rather, written) that Netscape/Mozilla was one of the products which are just less horrible than their competitors.

I silently suffered when they started increasing the version number to match Chrome, then they took my statusbar (later, "add-on bar"), the RSS support, application theming and XUL add-ons, in Germany they even started distributing adware in cooperation with a yellow press publisher. Some time in between they forced me to distribute my add-ons over their shady portal because of mandatory "signing". That "signing" broke my privacy and security over the weekend - and my patience is limited, it always was, it always will be.

When I saw the news, I was on my way to visit friends, so my Friday was rather calm: no Firefox was involved.
The first thing I did when I came back home was:

  • I booted my Windows computer.
  • I uninstalled Firefox.
  • I set up my already installed Vivaldi so that it mostly matches my previous Firefox installation.

On my other "desktop" I already had Pale Moon, so I was fine.

Farewell, Mozilla. This was one middle finger too much for me.

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:32 AM »
Once Firefox disables it, I will.

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: April 20, 2019, 10:02 AM »
That's what my extension does, but with less "first you'll have to install this other extension".

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: April 20, 2019, 07:51 AM »
It seems that I'll have to port the extension to Firefox...

https://www.ghacks.n...-default-in-firefox/

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:45 PM »
I assume that more and more Chromium-based browsers will get rid of that flag over time. Wait for 2020!

(I had not tested Vivaldi this time. I can confirm that my version - a recent(ish) beta - still has the flag.)

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Re: Unping all the links!
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:00 AM »
I doubt that Mozilla won't change that. They even removed the "enable JavaScript" checkbox long ago, and they are continuously evaluating new ways to hurt your privacy.

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DC Member Programs and Projects / Unping all the links!
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:01 AM »
In April 2019, Chrome-based browsers lost their ability to disable hyperlink tracking, resulting in major security/privacy problems.

I wrote a Chrome extension that removes hyperlink trackers right from the HTML code.

Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.googl...cikojdkmfgncbbgadkkj
Code repository: https://hub.darcs.ne...der/unping_all_links

Enjoy.

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Non-Windows Software / Re: git9 - A Git file system for Plan 9
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:02 PM »
I play with some of its parts, currently investigating if it is a good idea to run Plan 9 as my backup server.

There was no Git client for Plan 9 before. Now there is one, and it perfectly fits Plan 9's general concept: Everything is a file system. Even more so than on Unix: Even sockets are a file system - in fact, you can even import a different Plan 9 computer's network stack right into your machine. Admittedly, most of it only makes sense if you have more than one Plan 9 computer.  :D

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Non-Windows Software / Re: git9 - A Git file system for Plan 9
« on: April 15, 2019, 02:14 AM »
Which part?

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Non-Windows Software / git9 - A Git file system for Plan 9
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:32 PM »
Now this is awesome. Finally, Git has at least one advantage over Mercurial.  :-[

https://bitbucket.or...db/git9/src/default/

(Basically, you'll "mount" your Git repositories.)

Ironically, the repository is hosted via Mercurial...

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