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August 25, 2004

My 8x14 font 11:30 PM, 0 Comments

Since all the 8x14 fonts (besides terminus) seem to stink, I thought I'd take a crack at it. I wanted to make a clean font that isn't as boxy as terminus, and isn't as thick as the default 8x14 fonts. It is the same letterage as the iso-8x14 in FreeBSD. Here it is, if you really care. (You may have to right-click and "save link as" to download.) This is a console font, btw. It's for text-based terminals.

August 05, 2004

X Titles in tvtime 01:04 AM, 0 Comments

tvtime, my fave tv proggy for Linux, stuffs whacked "tagline" quips into its titlebar, like:

"tvtime: makes hamburgers taste like steakburgers",
"tvtime: plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!",
"tvtime: sometimes you feel like a nut. sometimes you don't",
"tvtime: nobody better lay a finger on my tvtime"...

Well, I'd rather have my program name display from XMLTV. Since tvtime is already parsing xmltv stuff, it's just a matter of dumping it to the window title.

I asked the tvtime people to do it, through a sourceforge bug report of sorts, but got sick of waiting. So, I looked around their code, and it actualy was pretty simple. Here's a context diff of the hack:

*** src/commands.c     Sat Nov  1 14:11:15 2003
--- src/commands.c  Thu Aug  5 00:56:08 2004
*** 40,45 ****
--- 40,47 ----
  #include "utils.h"
  #include "xmltv.h"
  #include "tvtimeglyphs.h"
+ #include "xcommon.h"
+ #include "taglines.h"
  #define NUM_FAVORITES 9
  #define MAX_USER_MENUS 64
*** 259,264 ****
--- 261,268 ----
          title = xmltv_get_title( cmd->xmltv );
+       if (title) xcommon_set_window_caption( title );
+       else xcommon_set_window_caption(taglines[ rand() % numtaglines ]);
          if( xmltv_get_next_title( cmd->xmltv ) ) {
              snprintf( next_title, sizeof( next_title ),
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