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  1. I am sorry, but this looks insane

    I am a console user. I really just started to use X11 again about two weeks ago, to sometimes test an a Qt application I am developing. I am not using Firefox or anything similar, all my daily work happens in shells and inside of emacs, in a console, not ...

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  2. Why is Qt5 not displaying Braille?

    While evaluating the cross-platform accessibility of Qt5, I stumbled across this deficiency:

    #include <QApplication>
    #include <QTextEdit>
    
    int main(int argv, char **args)
    {
      QApplication app(argv, args);
    
      QTextEdit textEdit;
      textEdit.setText(u8"\u28FF");
      textEdit.show();
    
      return app.exec();
    }
    

    (compile with -std=c++11).

    On my system, this "application" does not show ...

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  3. Call for Help: BMC -- Braille Music Compiler

    Since 2009, I am persuing a personal programming project. As I am not a professional programmer, I have spent quite a lot of that time exploring options. I have thrown out about three or four prototype implementations already. My last implementation seems to contain enough accumulated wisdom to be actually ...

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  4. deluXbreed #2 is out!

    The third installment of my crossbreed digital mix podcast is out!

    This time, I am featuring Harder & Louder and tracks from Behind the Machine and the recently released Remixes.

    1. Apolloud - Nagazaki
    2. Apolloud - Hiroshima
    3. SA+AN - Darksiders
    4. Im Colapsed - Cleaning 8
    5. Micromakine & Switch Technique - Ascension
    6. Micromakine - Cyberman (Dither Remix)
    7. Micromakine - So ...
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  5. soundCLI works again

    I recently ranted about my frustration with GStreamer in a SoundCloud command-line client written in Ruby.

    Well, it turns out that there was quite a bit confusion going on. I still haven't figured out why my initial tries resulted in an error regarding $DISPLAY not being set. But now ...

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  6. Mixing vinyl again

    The turntables have me back, after quite some long-term mixing break.

    I used to do straight 4-to-the-floor, mostly acid or hardtek. You can find an old mix of mine on SoundCloud. This one is actually back from 2006.

    But currently I am more into drum and bass ...

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  7. Living in RAM

    I switched to SSD on my home server a few years ago, at a time when SSH was still new and sort of hyped. However, I immediately knew that this type of technology is for me: it is fast and rather silent.

    SSD storage has this air of being fragile ...

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