Author Archives: slackalaxy

Remove new lines from a text file

I want to copy some text from a PDF file into a word processor. Copying works, but the line breaks from the PDF formatting are also copied. This messes up the text and results in disconnected text with many rows. … Continue reading

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uBlock Origin

I was never too happy with the different web browser Ad Blockers, but I was too busy to actively start searching for different options. There was a discussion on LQ about browsers, where uBlock Origin was discussed. So, I decided … Continue reading

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XFS: corruption of in-memory

Well… one of my partitions, on a SSD, suddenly died. I’ve been building packages in a virtual machine (VB 5.2.28 r130011) of Slackware 14.2 x86_64. All was going fine until my desktop, the host machine, completely froze. Could not go … Continue reading

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Syntax highlighting

I’ve been writing a text document, where I want to paste an excerpt of a shell script. I want to put it in a frame as a separate “figure”, referred to in the text as “Box ##”. To make it … Continue reading

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Cropping an image in Inkscape

Lately, I’ve been processing a lot of imaging data in Inkscape. This included arranging imported pictures, setting their size, proportions and more. I needed an easy way to crop images that have been already imported in Inkscape. Usually, I would … Continue reading

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