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10
May
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Anki add-on: Fast cards reposition

Here’s another Anki add-on I’ve implemented recently. This add-on allows users to reposition new cards (changing the due field) in a fast way from the browser view, without using the reposition tool, which I’ve always found a little cumbersome. Read moreRead more

5
May
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Support Openwords kickstarter campaign

Few days ago I’ve found an interesting project on Kickstarter called OpenWords. It is a learning language app based on open data, mined from Wikitionary and other resources. The aim of the project is to provide a more general tool for language learning which will cover the majority of the languages in the world. Read moreRead more

25
Apr
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Fluent Forever vocabulary deck builder for Anki

In a previous post I’ve discussed about two problems of the Fluent Forever method. Here I present the idea I had to try to solve the second one, i.e., how to build vocabulary decks in a faster way.

The basic idea is to create an Anki add-on that automatically searches and downloads all the media we need to create our cards. Read moreRead more

12
Apr
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Anki add-on: Maximum height for images in deck browser

Today I was working on a deck when finally I’ve decided to solve an annoying problem who was nagging me since long time.

The problem is that in the the Anki card editor the images are displayed at full size, so that if the card has many fields it’s not possible to see them all at a glance, but it’s necessary to scroll in order to look at the ones at the bottom.

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9
Apr
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Fluent Forever: two possible improvements

Introduction

In the last few months, I’ve spent some time in finding an effective and time efficient method for learning languages. After some research I’ve found a method called “Fluent Forever” formalised by Gabriel Wyner. This method is based on the spaced repetition software Anki. Read moreRead more

3
Oct
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On the state of Activity Manager

As is written in the project page of Activity Manager, “I’m currently rewriting it from scratch in QML to improve it and to add some missing features, like the ability to add a new activity from template”. Actually, after trying different way to interact with the KDE activities I’m stuck.

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2
Oct
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From Chakra to Manjaro

I’ve recently moved from Chakra Linux to Manjaro Linux. Here I’m not going to explain why Manjaro and all the Arch-based distro are so fantastic, but I only want to point out why for me Manjaro it’s a better choice than Chakra. Read moreRead more

2
Aug
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Redshift plasmoid 1.0 released

In this release the code has been cleaned and commented with doxygen style comments, the files hierarchy has been changed to make everything more clear, the README has been updated and ported to markdown syntax. Because of all this changes the code is now supposed to be easily maintainable. Read moreRead more

17
May
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Minix Neo X7 DIY VESA mount

In this post I’m going to show you how to build a TV VESA mount 200×200 for the Minix Neo X7 for few euros. The mount is used to hang the Neo X7 and possibly a 2.5” hard drive behind the TV in order to hide them. Notice that this solution won’t allow to use the Neo X7 remote anymore, because there won’t be the line of sight between the IR receiver and the remote. In any case the RKRemoteControl App or any Airmouse will still work. Read moreRead more

17
May
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Minix Neo X7: Make smart your Dumb TV

I recently bought a Samsung Smart TV but as I expected it is not smart at all, but I consider it pretty dumb. Actually is not the TV that is stupid, but the the real stupids are the Samsung developers and managers.. but this is another point I may analyze in depth in another post. So to add some grey matter to my TV I decided to buy a mini PC. Read moreRead more