Improving fonts in openSUSE 42.3

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Improving fonts in openSUSE 42.3

Just a short post but hopefully useful to some of you. I recently switched back to openSUSE, installing openSUSE Leap 42.3 on my main system. It uses KDE Plasma as it’s default desktop environment. It looks beautiful and works well. It’s also infinitely customizable. However, is has to be said that the fonts look pretty terrible after the initial install. There’s a way of improving fonts in openSUSE 42.3, fortunately.

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Increasing content width of WordPress Twenty Seventeen

Increasing content width of WordPress Twenty Seventeen

This will be a short post but hopefully helpful to some of you. It took me a while to get used to the new default theme in WordPress, Twenty Seventeen. I like it a lot now, with the striking visuals and large header images. There was just one problem for me: I think the content is too narrow for blog posts. It took a bit of searching but I’ve found a good way of increasing content width of WordPress Twenty Seventeen.

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Life after people

Life after people

Not too long ago, I purchased a Sony PS4. It came packaged with the game Horizon Zero Dawn by Dutch game company Guerilla Games. I immediately fell in love with the game, as have many others. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are no longer the dominant species on Earth. As you explore the beautiful open world of Horizon, trying to figure out what happened to the “Old Ones” (that’s us), you often encounter ancient ruins left over from our civilization. And that got me thinking. How realistic are the ruins Guerilla put in the game? And what would Earth really look like in a life after people?

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Sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud

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Sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud

I use a personal server running Nextcloud, a cloud solution to access, share and protect files, calendars, contacts, communication and more at home and in enterprise environments. There, I keep my personal calendar, which is synced to a variety of mobile devices. However, at work I am forced to use Microsoft Outlook with Exchange for my calendar and contact. To have access to my work calendar on my personal device would force me to enrol my personal device in a corporate environment. However, that would entail certain policies and restrictions I’m not comfortable with on my personal device. Fortunately, I found a way of sharing Outlook calendar with Nextcloud.

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Why do atheists lie to themselves?

Why do atheists lie to themselves?

I made the tweet below as a kind of joke. I liked the contrast between the words “fallen” and “risen”. In reply I got a tweet from the account of “Inspired Walk“, a Christian apologetics site which contained a link to a video entitled “Why do atheists lie to themselves?”.  I have commented on their stuff before and found it to be thoroughly unconvincing.

So let’s have a look at “Why do atheists lie to themselves?” and then see if there’s anything to it, shall we?

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