Playing Diablo II on Linux with a bigger, shared stash

Can you run Diablo II on a 2018 Linux (Ubuntu) computer? Using the 3dfx glide wrapper to make it look good? And use a mod to give you a bigger stash? Yes you…

Optical computing

If asked where they expect the biggest technological innovation of the 21st century, most people would probably answer either in genetical engineering or in AI/robotics. And these people may be right, although I…

Fixing DNS problems on Ubuntu 16.04 (zesty)

Last Saturday, one of our laptops running Ubuntu 16.04 zesty suddenly couldn’t get on the Internet anymore. It connected to the router and could ping IPs, but DNS lookups failed, so no browsing…

two small git tips

the impact of git and github in the programmer community continues to amaze me. it appears that almost all major open source projects have made the switch to git at this point. naturally,…

managing passwords

modern (online) life requires having lots and lots of accounts. you need user accounts on all of your computing devices, work related accounts, and accounts for numerous internet services and online shops. as…

giving up on e-mail bottom-posting

like many other people i have been using e-mail daily for many years now, and in all that time i’ve been mindful to use the bottom-posting style. bottom-posting was considered good e-mail etiquette…

web-based RSS reader alternatives

the announcement that google will be closing down its RSS reader didn’t go down well with a lot of people, including me. i use the RSS reader daily. i have subscriptions to ca….

how to test webpages in IE7,8,9 on linux

there is a free, legal and fairly easy way to test webpages/webapps in IE7,8,9 on mac and linux. i recently learned that microsoft provides virtualbox images created for this purpose. follow these instructions…

html5 audio in the year 2012

html5 audio in 2012 is still in a rather sad state. true, there has been some progress. the <audio> tag is now widely supported across browsers and usable. however, anyone who has tried…

doink spaltet sich

seit es doink.ch gibt, hat die seite schon einige veränderungen erfahren. nun ist wieder einmal die zeit für eine grössere neuerung gekommen. schon seit einer weile war ich unzufrieden damit, dass die beiträge…

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