If you use VirtualBox, you might have noticed that the scaled and fullscreen modes are mutually exclusive. There are several tickets in the bug tracker going back several years ago that deal with this (links appended under references), but it seems that the “scaled and fullscreen”-feature won’t show up anytime soon. So until then you […]


If you are using Mozc / Google’s Japanese IME and ever wondered how to type in a specific symbol or radical, I highly recommend taking a peek at the data sources. Thanks to Mocz being open-source, you can find the respective source file on Github. The second column contains the symbol and the third one […]


More than ten years ago I patched SDL 1.2 to prevent applications and games from grabbing all input by swapping the SDL_FULLSCREEN flag with SDL_NOFRAME to give a borderless (fullscreen) window that is still managed by the window-manager, to give access to task switching, volume control etc. (details can be found here). There is actually […]


If you don’t know it yet, imabi.net is one of the many websites that offer Japanese lessons. This vCalendar Generator builds a vCalendar (ics) file that can be imported into electronic calendars like Evolution, Google Calendar, Outlook etc. It plans one lesson from imabi for each day, starting the next day after this script was […]


I’m currently reading the web novel “THE NEW GATE” and while admittedly all automated translating services suck when it comes to Japanese, the one run by Microsoft surprised me the most with its translations because it is the only one that feels like talking to a pubescent teenage boy. Examples (all taken from THE NEW […]


Windows 10 allows windows to be snapped not only to the sides but to the corners as well. I use this configuration for many years on Ubuntu Unity and I thought I’d share a fast way to set it up. Simply open a terminal and copy/paste the following commands: And this command restores the initial […]


It seems that Windows 10 uses a different registry key than Windows 7 to disable Aero Shake so here are the registry entries: DisableAeroShake.reg


Welcome to my first webcomic with the title “I draw”. This comic is about myself aquiring drawing skills and I think that it feels actually like some kind of hybrid between a picture diary and a drawing / Krita tutorial. New images are added with each new attempt to get to the chapter’s goal of […]


I thought it might be quite interesting to make a list of some unfinished and other works that I created over the years but never got a title. If you know my “Frets on Fire”, you will probably immediately recognize the track I took the melody from and some of the other tracks would definitely […]


I wrote a small script to make the usage of Krita source builds more comfortable for me on Ubuntu. It might be interesting for others as well, so I decided to share it. Along with the script comes a menu entry for it with file associations for all file types that Krita supports (kra, ora, […]


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