The Wisdom of Erik Naggum

Erik Naggum died slightly more than a year ago.
I have never met the man in the flesh, and yet he is the one person who had most often and most radically re-shaped my opinions at their core, solely through the printed word – not only on the subject of computer programing, but [...]

Posted in: Lisp, NonLoper, Philosophy, ShouldersGiants by Stanislav 7 Comments

How to un-break graphical Java apps under Ratpoison

Many graphical Java apps will hang with a blank grey screen when started under Ratpoison and other non-reparenting window managers.
The workaround for this appalling brokenness is a very simple one, yet it took me three days of frustrated search – so I ought to post it:

Install wmname.
Spoof your window manager’s name string:
wmname LG3D

Use Java app, [...]

Posted in: Cold Air, NonLoper by Stanislav 13 Comments