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Translate Text via Command Line through Tor

I sometimes use a shortcut to quickly translate snippets of highlighted text, via google translate. I hate to admit it, but it does this best. It auto-detects the input language and defaults to english for output, which is what I need in most cases. There's a few applications for translating text sn...

Pacman and Optional Dependencies

Archlinux packages list optional dependencies: "An array of packages that are not needed for the software to function, but provide additional features." But there's no special treatment built in for these packages, which can lead to problems (or at least needlessly left behind packages pil...

/sbin/init not found - Bailing - You're on your Own

I did some cleanup on my desktop machine today, uninstalling packages that weren't serving any purpose anymore. One of these packages was called systemd-sysvcompat. I should have taken a closer look, because when I rebooted I was greeted with a message very much like the title, and dropped to a busy...

No More Android - Part 1

Why I've Had Enough Of Android Before I even start, let me clarify one thing: LineageOS is Android, too. Every custom ROM that is based on AOSP is Android, too. For a long time I was trying to make my Android smartphone safer, better, less bloated, more useful... and always struggled with the lack...