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  1. Automating LibreOffice using Perl and UNO

    I've recently taken an interest in macros and automation of office software. While at work I contented myself with writing Excel macros in Visual Basic, but for personal use I was more intrigued at the possibility of combining my favourite programming language, Perl, with my office suite of choice, LibreOffice …

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  2. Dear God, has it really been five years already?

    According to the calendar, it's been five years today since Portal 2 was released. Since two of those years were leap years, it's seemingly been on the order of exactly 521 weeks. Well, let's see… Yep, it's been a hell of a five years!

    Of course I remember being a …

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  3. Status of Subatomic Particle Simulator: PARKED

    Well, there have been occasional minor updates on the status of the VIGoV Subatomic Particle simulator since it was exhibited in January 2014, but no real progress, despite optimistic sentiments voiced in the first half of that year. Since then, I have gone on to do first-year physics in university …

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  4. My chimera Debian system

    Well, it's been a long time! Since my last post, I've discovered that there should have been a fifth "D'oh!" in there – turns out that the way the PCIe slots are arranged on my motherboard means that it's impossible to pass through one graphics card without the other. That probably …

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  5. My experiences with XEN VGA passthrough

    The following post gets quite technical, and employs a bit of jargon. You can read the whole anecdote if you want, or just scroll down to the bottom if you want some advice related to Linux Mint Debian Edition, XEN and VGA Passthrough.

    I recently built myself a new computer …

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  6. Happy 85th Anniversary to the Warners!

    Well, I posted back in September to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the initial airing of Animaniacs season 1 episode 1, so I might as well also celebrate the anniversary of the 65th and last episode of that season!

    Because of a "newly discovered" cartoon of the Warners revealed late …

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