This post concerns a DRM system used in a PC gaming platform introduced in the early 2010s. The particular DRM system is not relevant and will not be identified, but will be familiar to many.
One function of the DRM system is to require… »
The Origin installer producers a flickering black window with flashes of corrupted images (flipped, cut off, incorrect colours, etc.)
Provided that your graphics card supports Vulkan, switch from wined3d/d3d11 to DXVK. Install DXVK, then run:… »
export WINEPREFIX=/path/to/wineprefix setup_dxvk64
Open with Emacs in same window
#!/bin/bash # how many emacs? NUM_EMACS=$(emacsclient -e "(length (frame-list))" -a "") if [ $NUM_EMACS -le 1 ]; then emacsclient -c -e "(progn (select-frame-set-input-focus (selected-frame)) (find-file \"$@\"))" else emacsclient -e "(progn
A slightly belated welcome from me to the new look Inane Observations blog! The new theme has been created from scratch, using resources from the Jekyll Minima theme, and aims to be clean, minimalist and responsive. In accordance with this style, the tagline has also… »
Today is the International Day Against DRM, and it seems a fitting time for my first quarterly DRM round-up: In the spirit of IDAD, I have a policy of refusing to purchase any eBooks encumbered with DRM, which I observe strictly. My frustration has grown… »
Listen. Strange people standing in polling centres distributing ballot papers is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from a constitutional council, not from some farcical psephological ceremony.
This message brought to you by Republicans for the McGarvie… »