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Nanogui Demo July 31, 2022
An Excellent Review of Graphical UI Toolkits for C/C++ by Philippe Groarke.

I ran across this excellent list of all C++ UI Libraries (dead & alive) by Philippe Groarke. His comments are usually right on target. He also gives important perspective on whether they have been extensively used. It's a super list, and should be everyone's starting point. ...

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May 16, 2022
New user settings to control file colors in bash.

Linux users can now use a yad-based settings control to select complex but good looking file colors. There is plenty of internal documentation for expansion of color schemes. However, let's be honest, most color schemes don't work. The ones I lifted and created add real value. This blog entry details how to install on a Debian-based distro.
This is a long read, but it explains how LS_COLORS now works and how to build & install this software....

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Smoke gets in your eyes when you solder because...

AlphaPhoenix, May 28, 2020

A long-winded demonstration of how to shift solder smoke and the angst behind making Youtube videos.

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UEFI Motherboard

Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us.

Dan Goodin, July 26, 2022

Researchers have unpacked a major cybersecurity find—a malicious UEFI-based rootkit used in the wild since 2016 to ensure computers remained infected even if an operating system is reinstalled or a hard drive is completely replaced....

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Fstrcpy: a niche function you don't need, July 30, 2021

The C strcpy function is a common sight in typical C programs. It’s also a source of buffer overflow defects, so linters and code reviewers commonly recommend alternatives such as strncpy (difficult to use correctly; mismatched semantics), strlcpy (non-standard, flawed), or C11’s optional strcpy_s (no correct or practical implementations). Besides their individual shortcomings, these answers are incorrect. strcpy and friends are, at best, incredibly niche, and the correct replacement is memcpy.

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Famous English speech "Rrow itself, let it be sorrow" translated into Latin.

Ancient Londonium, November 31, 2018

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Wiki: Woman with sexy back strolls across Timber Lake

Yeah!, April 1, 2018

This just in: Timber Lake has seen people come around and go around, adding an extra 4 minutes to their travel, but when this electric lady with her dress on crossed over to see a man of the woods in a suit & tie, she never felt so good, which mirrors our feelings that just won't stop. Bounce-ing on this bridge is for sure better than floatin...

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