Link Diary March 2024

Very old gaming magazines

Where are the autostart programs in Ubuntu?

After installing pico, it always started even though in i3 I was running compton already. It nested itself in the autostart.

In the autostart folders you may find the .desktop file to disable (delete or rename).

ls -al /etc/xdg/autostart
ls -al ~/.config/autostart

Getting started with awesome WM

i3 is practical, but most of the beautiful ricing you see seems to use awesome.

sudo apt install awesome awesome-doc awesome-extra polybar picom

Coding for Kids

Kano method: understand which requirements matter

Arduino beginner resources

I started taking an Arduino introduction course using the "Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino" board:

This is the IDE needed:

A video comparing 2 started kits:

tmux Cheat Sheet

Everytime someone lets me take a tmux session, I'm always like "How can I switch to the other pane?".

Video Picks

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100 hours to learn to draw

It's kind of inspiring to see what is possible with a consistent amount of effort. It took him 1 month, so 3,3 hours on average per day.

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Polymorphism advise

Actually good advise on when and when not to create interfaces or derived classes versus just creating objects with different values.

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Singing sand

It's actually true that sand dunes can produce noise. And insanely loud also.

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You cannot snorkel deep

Due to the water pressure it becomes impossible to suck in air through a tube when deeper than 1 meter.

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Liloo's costume

I did not know how came up with the idea for that costume in the Fifth Element.

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Parent-child focus time

He explains how to get even difficult kids to focus and how to interact with kids in general.

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Air has weight

Some basic physics explained visually.

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When money is an ancient concept

In Star Trek there's no money. But how?

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Learn coding games in the 80s

These kind of magazines died out unfortunately.

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Eat the salat first

Science explains why you should stay away from the appetizer bread.

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JavaScript Promises

Very nice visual explanation on how Promises work in JavaScript.

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Humans are not standard

The human shape has so many forms worth exploring when drawing.


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