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Cake day: Jun 25, 2019


Is there a CLI interface to replace speedtest-cli?


I couldn’t find info about other servers.

My favorite is Battle for Wesnoth. Everything is so well put together. Story, graphics, soundtracks, tools to create user content, saving multiplayer games at any time to resume later, stability and reliability.

After that I also like Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup and then SNES games. Most ROMs I played are very buggy and needed custom patches.

Minetest is fun too, but public servers are chaotic and your area will 100% be vandalized if you don’t protect it.

My hardware is too old to play modern 3D games so I don’t keep pace with them anymore.

This doesn’t seem to affect GNU/Linux as the Linux driver is free, upstreamed and community maintained (LinuxWacom project). The author implies that he is using the Wacom-provided driver, and while he doesn’t mention the OS I assume from the screenshots it’s OS X.

There’s no “FOSS drawing tablet” because the tablets themselves are not running software, or at least should not. The only software part are the drivers and they are free in Linux.

Edit: Adding a note that some Huion tablets and other manufacturers are supported by the DIGImend project. DIGImend is a community supported driver project for many generic graphics tablets other than Wacom’s.

Is corn a distribution of ears+kernel?

It is easy to detect from the user agent what type of device the incoming request comes from.

Since nobody mentioned any specific measurement, I will use as an example the ones from StatCounter. They analyze user agent data from page hits in a couple million websites. If you go to their GlobalStats subdomain you see browser market share in a time series graph. Overall or platform-specific, that is already accounted. Even tablets are separate from phones despite running the same OS.

Firefox on the desktop has a global market share of 10% according to GlobalStats, while on the average between all devices it’s only 4%.

That data is flawed based on the fact that not data from the entire web is being collected (though 3 million common pages is a large enough sample size) and that absolute page hits are accounted rather than unique visitors. But, there is no reason that users of one browser would hit pages more often than users of the others. Anyways, those are the 2 facts that come to my head right now that may distort the true data.

And, as you can expect, you can’t reliably measure ‘market share’ of things that are not in the ‘market’.

List of URL parameters · omarroth/invidious Wiki · GitHub
Append `&` and the parameter to any Invidious URL to use them. The one I use the most is `listen=true` or the shorter version `listen=1` to play only the audio. Also, use the preferences (and allow cookies for the instance) if you want to make any of these changes permanent. I overlooked the configuration button for a long time. Edit: linking [search operators](https://github.com/omarroth/invidious/wiki/Search-operators) which is also useful. More interesting things in the wiki.

Hey, glad I could help.

For an extra, you probably know this already, but there’s a quick syntax reference here. In case anyone out there is new to Searx, here are some tricks.

If you are only using DDG but want to temporarily enable another engine (say bing) for a query: ?bi query (this adds bing results to your query alongside the default engines).

To search only on bing temporarily, replace ? for !.

To search only Yahoo News in German for news about Bolivia: :de !yhn bolivia. Keep in mind that not all engines support custom languages.

To search only arXiv and OpenAIRE for publications citing solar flares: !arx ?oap solar flare. Or search in the science category with !science.

You can mix categories in the same result page. To search for general information, images and OSM points of Burger King: ?bii ?osm burger king.

It’s very easy to toggle engines in the query.

See all the shortcuts here or in the preferences.

The searx.info instance has been working fine for a while using the default settings.You can disable google and bing to avoid the blockage. If, for example, you enable only DDG, it should work as a DDG proxy to avoid running their proprietary code in your browser. Of course, you can also self-host to control the uptime, at the expense of anonymity.

A few Matroska tricks
[Matroska](https://matroska.org/) is a multimedia container widely know for it's video format (mkv). Lesser known are the audio (mka) and subtitles (mks) formats. Also the stereoscopic/3D format (mk3d). Aside from being open and royalty-free, why are these formats interesting? # Tools [MKVToolNix](https://mkvtoolnix.download/) is a CLI (optional GUI) tool to work with Matroska files. It works with mkv and mka, which are the two formats I tested. It's a single tool to work with both audio and video formats. # Features Matroska is a do-it-all "universal" container that does many things well. The most interesting being: 1. Chapters. For an audio file that means an entire album or audiobook can be contained in a single large mka file splitted by chapters, similar to m4b files. It's easy to make such a file in mkvtoolnix, would save me a lot of time from picking every ogg chapter file in librivox recordings. 2. Multiple streams. A single file can hold different codecs (e.g. vorbis, opus and MP3) or different bitrates and they can be muxed from a supported player. Video players commonly support it whereas I am not aware of audio players with this feature. 3. Subtitle embedding. Closed captions are popular in mkv, but mka could also hold an entire timestamped audiobook or music lyrics inside. Haven't tested it though, and I think there's no player that supports such scheme. See the [FAQ](https://matroska.org/technical/guides/faq/index.html) for more info. # So, what about MKS? I couldn't find documentation about it, or even sample files. Maybe you can help.

Welcome to Open Library | Open Library
This is a store-like UI to the Internet Archive book section. Multiple licenses, including non-libre.

Lately I’ve been using Eolie which is reasonably lightweight and IMO has a great UI and UX although it’s still reliant on the mouse. Sadly the provided adblocker is not as efficient as what you’d get from FF extensions.

The other browser I follow is Next, which has Emacs-like keybindings and is fully controllable by the keyboard. Written in GTK and extensible in Common Lisp.

It would be really cool to have a board with a JEOS to run KOReader.

Book #2 suggestion: Blindsight.

This one I have only read the prologue.

Edit: Adding the wikipedia article to describe the book.

My [book] suggestion: Warbreaker.

I am already reading it though. On chapter 15 out of 58. It’s quite long.

Riot integrates Jitsi for calls. It’s been a long time since I last tried, but it worked.

You may also check Pattle too. It’s a more casual, family-oriented Matrix client.

You can see it here. It’s in beta testing in Play Store (v0.11.0 from few days ago).

It’s a complete rewrite in Kotlin language and a new Kotlin SDK and follows a more traditional messenger UI (e.g. rooms are listed top-down instead of left-right like in riot-android).

Riot-android is to be superseded by RiotX this year, so no.

How do I search on PeerTube from it? I found the server settings, but not how to query the server.

Also, TIL NewPipe has had SoundCloud support too.

Edit: Figured out at the sidebar menu, in the top left where it says “YouTube” I can change the service. I never saw that feature before, lol.

Thanks. I was aware about awesome-selfhosted already.

My idea was something along the lines of:


Adobe Lightroom -> Darktable, Rawtherappe

Adobe Photoshop -> GIMP, Krita

Autodesk Maya 3D -> Blender


Additional flairs like “Experimental”, “Professional” would be cool. The goal is to make discoverability quick and easy like in prism-break or OSGameClones. The audience are non-technical users who are just finding out about FOSS.

Edit: I found that AlternativeTo has a license filter and a list of most searched programs in the frontpage. That’s a reasonable option for now.