Category Archives: in English

SICP in Python

https://www.gitbook.com/book/wizardforcel/sicp-in-python/details via aliest

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Microsoft shrinks

Each session of Microsoft Windows administration is like visiting Wonderland: even funny if not too often. The guys included a feature for shrinking/extension partitions starting with NT 6.0 (Vista), but the shrinking is of little use, except if used on … Continue reading

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Dr Laɪvsɪ, I suppose?

There is an interesting re-cutting and English re-synchronization (1992) of the great Ukrainian animated film «Остров сокровищ» (1988). This English version (not to be confused with the full translation into English and other languages and titled in English as Treasure … Continue reading

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Miller on “crises”

I was constantly urged not to be too lenient, not to be too sentimental, not to be too charitable. Be firm! Be hard! they cautioned me. F——— that! I said to myself, I'll be generous, pliant, forgiving, tolerant, tender. In … Continue reading

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Debian Jessie from Discovery to Mastery

A new edition of The Debian Administrator's Handbook by Raphaël Hertzog, Roland Mas—the third one counting only English editions, and the seventh if the first four French-only are included—has been issued by Freexian. Continue reading at Nubis Novem →

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Evo Misbehaving After Upgrade to Jessie

If your Evolution mail client—after upgrading to Debian Jessie (i. e. up to v. 3.12.9)—"loses" some messages received through IMAP, check its local Junk directory for a remote IMAP server, even if you cannot remember configuring local spam filtering. Continue reading … Continue reading

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To boot FreeDOS with a 1920x1200 monitor...

...I have managed not. Just placed a bug report, hope it looks not too stupid.

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OpenDocument to epub

Here are the OpenFoundation notes on conversion to epub. Neither Calibre nor Writer2xhtml succeeded in converting a complex ODM document with detached automatically generated images (see details) to e-book formats. eLAIX did the trick with some manual intervention still required.

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Aki Kuro(da)

Aki Kuroda from the video above and Aki Kuro from the video below turn out to be one and the same.

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Novi Novog: Philips Glasses

Andrei somehow discovered that the paranoic Tsyganochka playing as the soundtrack seems to be Novi Novog’s Philips Glasses from Solos (FWM 53) CD—which piece he believes is an homage to Philip Glass, while I suspect is just named after a … Continue reading

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