📅 October 14, 2021

Replace youtube-dl With yt-dlp. How To Make MPV Work With yt-dlp

Here’s how to replace youtube-dl with yt-dlp and make mpv use it.

 

I’ve mentioned youtube-dl a bunch of time here on FSM. But the package wasn’t updated in a few months now, and lately it’s either super super slow or it takes a couple of tries to make it work.  Lukily there’s a replacement, a fork of youtube-dl called yt-dlp.

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📅 October 10, 2021

Using Linux on a Mac. A Year Later…

A year of running Linux ( Manjaro Gnome ) on my iMac. AND I LOVE IT!

Back in December of 2020, I showed you how to dual-boot macOS and Linux on your Mac. Almost a year later, I’m still using Linux, particullary Manjaro Gnome, as my main driver and I never looked back.

So how’s it going?

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📅 April 12, 2021

How to Run Windows on Mac Seamlessly?

For those who have purchased a brand new MacBook or have been using a Mac for a long time, there is a bit of good news. If you ever needed to run a program that works the best with Windows, you have a way to boot Windows on your Mac, and effortlessly so.

There are no doubts about the fact that Macs are designed to run every program and every software seamlessly in its thriving ecosystem. From business software to a hoard of tools that can help in gaming, Macs support a wide range of programs and without any significant glitches. Therefore, it must not come as a surprise if entrepreneurs, marketers, artists and freelancers put their faith in Macs. However, even with a near-perfect operating system, there are a few programs that run the best only on Windows. But for those who have purchased a brand new MacBook or have been using a Mac for a long time, there is a bit of good news. If you ever needed to run a program that works the best with Windows, you have a way to boot Windows on your Mac, and effortlessly so.

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📅 April 11, 2021

Challenge in the Game Dev Industry: Switching From C# to C++

If you want to be successful in the game development industry, switching from C# to C++ is a must. And, we will explain how to do this.

Many developers say that making video games is more interesting than playing them. Some people like working in good company, some people are inspired by the creativity they have the opportunity to show, while perfectionists enjoy editing and optimizing the system. If you want to be successful in the game development industry, switching from C# to C++ is a must. And, we will explain how to do this.

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📅 April 8, 2021

MPV + youtube-dl: Stop Wasting Resources

Force 1080p video playback in mpv+youtube-dl

When it comes to YouTube, my biggest pet peeve is youtubers publishing their videos in 4K/8K. Not the annoying ads, or even Google collecting as much data as possible about me. I already took care of that, to the best of my abilities, a long time ago ( here, here, here and here ).

If you’re watching your videos exclusively on a nice 4K/8K TV, or a beefy desktop with a  4K/8K monitor, just skip this article. It’s not for you.

But if you’re watching your videos on an older computer or a laptop keep reading…

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📅 April 3, 2021

cpufetch: A CPU Architecture Fetching Tool

a new tool similar to screenfetch/neofetch to fetch and display your CPU architecture

 

One of the most popular tools for Linux and macOS users is screenfetch and/or neofetch.  These tools are basically bash scripts that detect and display system information alongside the ASCII version of the Linux distribution logo of the system.

cpufetch is a relatively new tool, similar to screenfetch/neofetch. However, instead of displaying your system’s information, it will fetch and display your CPU architecture.

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📅 February 24, 2021

Tuxi: A Command Line Virtual Assistant

Get answers to your questions instantly. From the command line.

Everybody uses ( or used at least once ) digital assistants. Or voice assistants. Or virtual assistants. Whatever you want to call them.

We all know about Siri, Alexa, OK Google and so on. There’s even people that use open-source virtual assistants like Mycroft.

We also know how creepy these virtual assistants are. Some less creepy than others, depends on who owns them, but they’re all creepy.

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📅 February 24, 2021

Deskreen Turns Any Devices Into a Second Screen for Your Computer

Wirelessly turn any devices into a second screen for your computer.

 

Deskreen is a free, open source and cross platform desktop app that turns any web browser equipped device into a second screen for your computer. Over WiFi.

Deskreen can be used to turn any devices into a second screen, to mirror your computer’s screen or limit Deskreen to sharing only one application window ( presentation purposes ). It can also be used as a teleprompter.

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📅 February 1, 2021

BpyTOP: Bashtop Port Written in Python

Resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.

BpyTop is a resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes. If it looks familiar to you, that’s because it’s a python port of Bashtop.

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📅 January 29, 2021

LibreWolf: A Firefox Fork Focused on Privacy, Security and Freedom. It’s Not for Everyone

A free and open source Firefox fork that is focused on privacy, security and freedom

 

Firefox is a great web browser. But Mozilla made some poor choices in the last few years with both Firefox and their stances regarding internet privacy and digital rights.

Because of that, some Firefox users are starting to look for alternatives. And one of those alternatives, that gets a lot of attention lately, is LibreWolf – a fork of Firefox focused on privacy, security and freedom.

Basically LibreWolf is an exact clone of the latest up to date Firefox release but it removes all telemetry, anything that phones home either to Mozilla or somebody else ( for example, it removes the Google search engine ) and it is hardened using arkenfox’s user.js and pyllyukko’s user.js. It even comes with uBlock Origin out of the box.

This sounds great. You basically don’t have to mess with any about:config settings and/or user profiles. LibreWolf basically does everything for you. However…

While LibreWolf seems to be a great community-driven project, it just might not be for everyone.

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