Author Archives: biffster

 6 rules for writing scenes

Good stuff, explaining the six rules that every scene in a novel should have. We start by dividing each scene into two parts: scene (action) and sequel (reaction). We then further divide each of those halves into three more pieces each: SCENE 1. Goal (the protagonist or POV character sets out to accomplish or gain something).… Read More »

ChunPo Rises

ChunPo kneels on the ground in front of a cherry blossom tree, and listens to the sounds of battle, born to him on the winds. He understands that these sound are from wars in far away lands, lands he abandoned when he made his choice to stay here in Pandaria after helping free his beloved… Read More »

Todoist + Your Calendar – Todoist Help

I had no idea this existed, now I cannot live without it! Todoist can integrate two-way sync with Google Calendar! My one gripe with Todoist is that it couldn’t sync with Google Calendar, and my one gripe with aCalendar+ was that it could only sync with Google Tasks. This left me with no other option… Read More »

Christmas Playlist 2017

This is my Christmas/holiday playlist for 2017! I had to re-do it once, but this is the final version. All of these songs mean a lot to me, I hope you find some songs that you like. Just click “Play” below. Happy holidays, everyone!

Fix middle-button click on Dell Inspiron Clickpads

I seriously cannot believe that it took me as long as it did to find a fix to this issue. New-ish Dell Inspiron laptops have moved from touchpads to Clickpads – the biggest change is that Clickpads have no physical buttons on them at all. Everything is done by a combination of taps and clicks… Read More »

kill and signals primer

This is a nicely-written primer for using kill and a list of common signals. Below is a list of a few common signals, the numeric value of that signal, the action that is associated with it and how to send that signal to a process. This list, while not complete, should cover general usage of… Read More »

Fix for “gpg-agent is not available” message

I have to save this because I forget about this every single time I build a new install, and can’t figure out why I keep getting “gpg-agent is not available in this session”. The components come from different packages (gnupg2-2.1.7-1.fc22.x86_64 and gnupg-1.4.19-2.fc22.x86_64 in my case). The solution is to use the gpg2 command instead of gpg… Read More »