More posts about “fluff”

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GNOME Devs Help User Solve “Barking Laptop” Problem

Is your Ubuntu laptop barking at you? For one user it is, and it is worrying their actual dog. Confused, they turned to GNOME developers for assistance.

27 April 2022
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Happy New Year, Folks — Let’s Fill it with Linux!

A saccharine post of colossally cloy sincerity expressed through the medium of words (when I can enter them in the right order), topped with appreciation.

1 January 2022

Add a Cool Falling Snow Effect to the Ubuntu Desktop

Want to add a falling snow effect to your Linux desktop? Of course you don't, but since it's Christmas you should! Inside are two tools you can use.

17 December 2021

Hallowe’en Fright: “OMG! He Doesn’t Even Use Ubuntu?!”

Settle amongst the shadows dancing by pumpkin light for a terrifying tale of one American's daring dance with the Linux distro your parents warn you about…

31 October 2019

KDE Kills Off The ‘Cashew’, Replaces It With Something Less Nutty

KDE is removing the desktop toolbox icon from the Plasma desktop. The feature, a cashew icon in KDE 4, offers a shortcut to desktop layout options.

29 October 2019

Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video]

A little bit of fluff for your Sunday amusement: it seems Amazon Alexa has rather excellent taste in computer operating systems! Owners of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot have learned that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital […]

6 October 2019

Pretend you’re a CLI wizard with Blessed-Contrib

Do you want to feel like a Hollywood hacker or the sort of super-powered sysadmin that always show up in low-budget cable shows? Then check out blessed-contrib. Blessed-contrib is a Node.js based terminal utility that […]

5 January 2019

Do You Remember the KDE Bouncy Ball Widget?

Laughing as I threw a small red ball around my desktop — that's my earliest memory of using KDE. But what happened to the bouncy ball widget?

10 March 2017