Things I learned: 2018#22

  • disown can be used to de-associate an application running in the background from the current shell thus not being terminated when the shell is. This is usefull when launching GUI applications from a terminal.
  • When running chrome / -ium in a virtualbox guest using --blacklist-accelerated-compositing can help with poor performance: http://beshoy.girgis.us/2012/11/virtualbox-ubuntu-chrome-rendering-issue/
  • Smokers gunk in electronics is not only disgusting but can also actively errode the metal and paint inside of cases.
  • Explaining programming to someone is actually really hard: Sometimes we forget how deep down the rabit hole we really are in this world.