general – 

New server: away from Kolab

Yesterday I finally flipped the switch on the MX record and moved to a new server (still aptly named after another character from アキハバラ電脳組). The machine was found through Hetzner’s server auctions and has quite a good configuration for the price paid:
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general · anime – 

Hack of the day: extracting comments from Nicovideo

A while ago I posted a way to download 実況動画 from Nicovideo. One of my acquaintances publishes videos there, and he wanted to collect the various comments to reply in a follow up video (what the Nico users call the コメント返し). When the comments are more than just a few, it’s hard to find where they refer to without watching them on Nicovideo itself, and its UI is suboptimal. Ideally one would check comments ordered by their position in the video. There are existing programs but their user interface is utterly confusing at best. This called for something simpler, and that’s what I tried to do.
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kde · opensuse · linux – 

Dolphin and openQA and other assorted bits

Part of this post is about openQA, openSUSE’s automated tool which tests a number of different scenarios, from installation to the behavior of the different desktop environments, plus testing the freshest code from KDE git. Recently, thanks to KDE team member Fabian Vogt, there has been important progress when testing KDE software.
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general · anime – 

Hack of the day: downloading VOICEROID実況 from Nicovideo

実況? Is it something edible?


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kde · opensuse – 

There can never be enough testing

As you may already know (if you don’t, please check these older posts) openQA, the automated testing system used by openSUSE runs daily tests on the latest KDE software from git. It works well and uncovered a number of bugs. However, it only tested X11. With Wayland starting to become usable, and some developers even switching to Wayland full time, it was a notable shortcoming. Until now.
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linux · opensuse · kde – 

Danbooru Client 0.6.1 released

A new version of Danbooru Client is now available!
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general – 

Announcing a new project

If you look through this blog’s archives, you may notice that although Free and Open Source Software is what I write most about, it is not the exclusive topic. I’ve written on science (my day job) as well as other interests. And today I’d like to lift the wraps on another project which I take part on, unrelated to the above.
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