TildeHash Blog http://tildehash.com/ http://tildehash.com/ TildeHash Blog http://tildehash.com/footer-logo.png List of Blog Posts (newest first) en-us 40 HashOver Gets a Logo! Over the past few days I've been in talks with a nice fellow named Kamil Jablonski, a concept artist, graphic designer and web developer. He shared with me a very cool logo design design for HashOver. Sat, 02 May 2015 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=hashover-gets-a-logo http://tildehash.com/?blog=hashover-gets-a-logo Regarding Identi.ca and Its Share Button I am reluctantly writing this to let people know that I will most likely never complete a new share button for Identi.ca. When Identi.ca moved to Pump.io many features weren't carried over. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=regarding-identica-and-its-share-button http://tildehash.com/?blog=regarding-identica-and-its-share-button Did Brendan Eich Contribute to Firefox's Decline? This may sound like analyzing yesterday's news, but I think it's important, and more than that I need to put this here as a resource to point certain people to. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=did-brendan-eich-contribute-to-firefoxs-decline http://tildehash.com/?blog=did-brendan-eich-contribute-to-firefoxs-decline The NSA backdoor in "Linux" It's ridiculous that people can even believe the notion that Linus Torvalds, solely, could put a backdoor in 'Linux,' which is free and open source, making a clandestine backdoor very difficult. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-nsa-backdoor-in-linux http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-nsa-backdoor-in-linux The popularity of Firefox is definitely waning! Has Firefox's popularity really waned? The answer is a definitive 'Yes.' Statistically, however, so has every other web browser except for Google Chrome. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-popularity-of-firefox-is-definitely-waning http://tildehash.com/?blog=the-popularity-of-firefox-is-definitely-waning Critique of Gedit Syntax Highlighting + PHP Color Schemes I've always liked PHP's default syntax highlighting. I've often found myself easily grokking code examples on PHP.net, only to suffer some frustration once going back to Gedit. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=critique-of-gedit-syntax-highlighting-php-color-schemes http://tildehash.com/?blog=critique-of-gedit-syntax-highlighting-php-color-schemes Stop Complaining, Gedit Is Better Than Ever People have been complaining about gEdit 3.12, which recently moved into Debian's 'testing' repository. Specifically, they're complaining about the GUI. Tue, 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=stop-complaining-gedit-is-better-than-ever http://tildehash.com/?blog=stop-complaining-gedit-is-better-than-ever XX != Years of Linux There's a big problem with this '20 Years of Linux' graph, and many 'XX Years of Linux' graphs as most all show an incomplete history or timeline of events and milestones. Thu, 06 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=xx-years-of-linux http://tildehash.com/?blog=xx-years-of-linux Making a Change I set out to achieve this 'professional' look and feel with TildeHash; I set out to write about things I thought were important, I enjoy sharing random ideas, posting commentary and opinions more Mon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=making-a-change http://tildehash.com/?blog=making-a-change Firefox vs. Chrome: Canvas Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=firefox-vs-chrome-canvas http://tildehash.com/?blog=firefox-vs-chrome-canvas Firefox's Inspector Tool as 3D Modeler (Seriously) Firefox 20.0 has a nifty little feature of its 'Inspector' tool that allows you to view HTML elements as 3D objects, I wanted to use it for something it wasn't intended for: 3D Modeling Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=firefoxs-inspector-tool-as-3d-modeler-seriously http://tildehash.com/?blog=firefoxs-inspector-tool-as-3d-modeler-seriously Simple PHP Diff Script - Shows Line Changes in Bold Text Here's a simple PHP diff script I wrote for no particular reason. Its output is similar to how Wikipedia does it, though admittedly, a lot simpler & inferior. It works well for predictable comparisons Sun, 27 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=simple-php-diff-script-shows-line-changes-in-bold-text http://tildehash.com/?blog=simple-php-diff-script-shows-line-changes-in-bold-text Introducing the Humble Deteriorating Bundle! I purchased the first Humble Indie Bundle, and I'm glad to have not purchased the last seven. Why? I know what you're thinking, `it's monetary motivation for developers to port their games to Linux` Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=introducing-the-humble-deteriorating-bundle http://tildehash.com/?blog=introducing-the-humble-deteriorating-bundle New Identi.ca Share Button I've talked a little bit about the half-PHP-half-JavaScript Identi.ca share button I wrote, but I really haven't shown it off or explained how to use it. It's kind of pointless to write it for myself Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=new-identica-share-button http://tildehash.com/?blog=new-identica-share-button Potential For Free Animation Software Dead? There was a time I was obsessed with finding good, free, stable, Flash animation software, because at the time I was also obsessed with Homestar and other online cartoons and I wanted to make my own Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=potential-for-free-animation-software-dead http://tildehash.com/?blog=potential-for-free-animation-software-dead Track Me! Just Track Me, GNOME Project! The upcoming GNOME 3 release will be making some controversial changes, such as removing the Window List from the panel making for a more 'task-based environment' as they say Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=track-me-just-track-me-gnome-project http://tildehash.com/?blog=track-me-just-track-me-gnome-project Web Development, Better Done On GNU/Linux I often tell people that setup, configuration, writing, scripting, and other general development of any website is better done on the same web server, or OS, as the web server Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=web-development-better-done-on-gnu-linux http://tildehash.com/?blog=web-development-better-done-on-gnu-linux Interview with Richard Stallman (2011) Free Software activist & computer programmer Richard Stallman 'I personally have escaped from proprietary software [...] I started the Free Software Movement so that everyone could have this freedom.' Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=interview-with-richard-stallman-2011 http://tildehash.com/?blog=interview-with-richard-stallman-2011 Why Indie Games Need GNU/Linux Indie games are not very popular, on any platform. Windows users started taking games for granted a long time ago. With Windows being the dominant operating system Fri, 24 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=why-indie-games-need-gnu-linux http://tildehash.com/?blog=why-indie-games-need-gnu-linux Too Many Shoot 'Em Up Games So we have a few great Free Software gaming engines now, like DarkPlaces used in Nexuiz, Cube 2 used in Sauerbraten, Qfusion used in Warsow, soon id Tech 4 which is used in id Software's Quake 4 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=too-many-shoot-em-up-games http://tildehash.com/?blog=too-many-shoot-em-up-games GNOME Terminal - Command Summary [Mockup] Users who are new to the command-line find it intimidating, no matter what operating system, they just find it intimidating. They were introduced to computers with graphics and point-click interfaces Fri, 19 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=gnome-terminal-command-summary-mockup http://tildehash.com/?blog=gnome-terminal-command-summary-mockup Minecraft Inspired By Cube 2: Sauerbraten? The proprietary game 'Minecraft', which is written in Java, may have been inspired by Sauerbraten (also known as 'Cube 2'). Minecraft is a browser-based first person 'Sandbox' style adventure game Fri, 12 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800 http://tildehash.com/?blog=minecraft-inspired-by-cube-2-sauerbraten http://tildehash.com/?blog=minecraft-inspired-by-cube-2-sauerbraten Advanced Application Launchers With Zenity If you're like me, you hate when you're in a hurry and just want to start an application, get right to it, and just start working. Well it never works that way when you need it too. Sun, 07 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=advanced-application-shortcuts-with-zenity http://tildehash.com/?blog=advanced-application-shortcuts-with-zenity State of Firefox 4.0 on GNU/Linux So we've probably all seen the mock-ups for Firefox 4.0 by now, but has any of it been implemented? In the Windows version, yes. On the GNU/Linux version, partially. Sat, 16 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=state-of-firefox-4-0-on-gnu-linux http://tildehash.com/?blog=state-of-firefox-4-0-on-gnu-linux Problems Don't Always Need Command-line Solutions We see it all the time, someone straying from one distribution or another because you 'have to use the command-line'. I've even heard that in person, I've heard it too many times. Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=problems-dont-always-need-command-line-solutions http://tildehash.com/?blog=problems-dont-always-need-command-line-solutions KDE 3 appears in 'The Social Network' movie? ... from the film's official trailer, you can see what appears to be an old version of the KDE Desktop Environment. This particular still image is from a scene in the movie taking place in 2003 Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=kde-3-appears-in-the-social-network-movie http://tildehash.com/?blog=kde-3-appears-in-the-social-network-movie Why I'm Reinventing Disqus Why am I reinventing Disqus? That is the question I've been getting asked since I 'announced' on Identi.ca that I'd be replacing Disqus with a free (AGPL) comment system that I was to write. Wed, 21 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=why-im-reinventing-disqus http://tildehash.com/?blog=why-im-reinventing-disqus LiveUSB Drives: Why, How-to, and Where At What fills an entire CD, only fills 17% of a 4GB thumb drive ... In contrast to Live CDs, the data contained on a Live USB can be changed and additional data can be stored on the same device Sat, 03 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=liveusb-drives-why-how-to-and-where-at http://tildehash.com/?blog=liveusb-drives-why-how-to-and-where-at BASHing Visual Basic Out of the Picture Awhile ago, two family members of mine were programming something for a simple task, they chose to do it in Visual Basic as the program was going to be running in a Windows Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=bashing-visual-basic-out-of-the-picture http://tildehash.com/?blog=bashing-visual-basic-out-of-the-picture 5 Ways Identi.ca is Better Than Twitter Twitter popularized micro-blogging, indeed, but it isn't fair to say they started it. There are many micro-blogging services, like Identi.ca. I like Identi.ca's focus on software Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=5-ways-identi.ca-is-better-than-twitter http://tildehash.com/?blog=5-ways-identi.ca-is-better-than-twitter A Windows-style Fix to a WINE Problem The problem with emulating Windows -- or since 'WINE Is Not an Emulator' I should say: the problem with developing a 'Windows Compatibility Layer' -- is you end up having the same problems Windows has Thu, 10 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0700 http://tildehash.com/?blog=a-windows-style-fix-to-a-wine-problem http://tildehash.com/?blog=a-windows-style-fix-to-a-wine-problem