Squishy thoughts

— crazy in small doses
  • What is a proportional response to curiosity?

    October 22, 2014

    Lately, it seems as if there have been more reports about hackers in the news. If they’re not stealing credit card information, they’re leaking private photos from celebrities’ phones or stealing company or government secrets. I guess these events are a kind of collateral damage from the way that...

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  • Chasing the mouse cursor

    July 21, 2014

    During my adventures with Compton and tearless videos I noticed something which at first just seemed a little odd. But I was busy trying to solve my tearing problem, so I didn’t really pay much attention to it at the time. Instead of blissfully forgetting this, my brain decided to queue the issue...

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  • NVIDIA and compositing

    April 17, 2014

    On my main machine I have an NVIDIA graphics card and I use Openbox as my window manager. Openbox is fast and light, the only thing missing, really, is compositing support. I’m usually not one for eye candy, but I think having windows cast shadows makes them slightly easier to discern at a glance...

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  • Once more unto the breach

    September 29, 2013

    This is the fourth attempt I make at blogging. I don’t believe the number of blog posts I have written through the years is particularly impressive, but it was still surprisingly timeconsuming. During my last attempt I seldom published anything but I was still preoccupied with coming up with new things...

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Who am I?

I'm Richard Adenling. I solve problems. I write code. And occasionally I write about it.