Adwaita+Tango for PuTTY

Recently I have started using PuTTY more and more. It is a very nice program that has lots of features but it has also a big problem: with the default settings, fonts and colors are a bit ugly and in some case the text is even difficult to read.

Luckily PuTTY has lots of customization possibilities. My first idea was to use Solarized (Light), because I use it also on my phone with JuiceSSH and on Gedit. However, almost immediately I realized this problem:

ls using the Solarized Light theme: the image shows that it is difficult to tells directories from files

As you can see, directories, files and links have almost the same color and are very difficult to distinguish. Notice that I have enabled the bold as font, which by default is disabled, otherwise directories and links would have normal weight, and it would be even more difficult to what is what. … [Leggi il resto]

A note about Call Of Duty 1/UO BSP maps

Call Of Duty 1 and its expansion, United Offensive, are based on the Quake III engine, therefore they share some of its features, like a Binary Space Partitioning to describe maps, even though the format isn’t compatible.

An article copyrighted 2000 describes very well the BSP format of Quake 3. It’s interesting, because it’s the very base to understand CoD, too, at least its devision in lumps and some of them.

An article on “Mappers United Wiki” depicts the lumps of CoD 1 maps and the size of single lump, but they aren’t explained. Luckily in the same site there’s an article on CoD 2, and most of the structs are equal.

So I’ve tried to render them, but I’ve only managed to build the geometry of maps. … [Leggi il resto]

Plugin Tabmenu (v4.1) [Flatpress]


This is the new version of the Tabmenu plugin, that replaces, the version 4.0.

The plugin adds “sel” class if you are in that page (in HTML, class=”sel”).

You can use both {{TABCLASS}} and {{TABSELECT}} patterns: the difference is that the first adds the class attribute, the second just the sel and so you can speficy other classes. See below for an example.
This is an example (for the homepage):

<li {{TABCLASS:index}}><a href="/" title="Homepage>Homepage</a></li>
<li class="myotherclass {{TABSELECT:index}}"><a href="/" title="Homepage>Homepage</a></li>

Replace index with:

  • index for the homepage;
  • blogindex or blog for the blog homepage;
  • contact for contact.php
  • admin for admin panel
  • login for login page
  • post:entry_id or entry:entry_id for entries (entry_id is the entry id in format entryYYMMDD-hhmmss) … [Leggi il resto]

Plugin RewriteURLs (v2.3.6) [Flatpress]

There is a new small fix in RewriteURLs plugin.

It fixes the strange behavior with ?u mode.

So if you use the classic mode or pathinfo mode you don’t need to update it.

Thanks to LTB for the reporting.

Downlaod: rewriteurls_v2.3.6.tar.gz.

Released under GPLv2.

Local Cover Art 0.3 [Picard]

I have updated the Local Cover Art plugin for Music Brainz Picard.

This plugin allows you to embed in your music files the cover of the album they belongs to.

The plugins looks for these files: Front, Cover, Folder and, if the album has more than one disc, it looks also for Front-discnumber, Front discnumber, Front_discnumber and these files have higher priority. They can be also all lowercase and the extension can be png, jpg and jpeg. The first file found is used.

There could be some problems if the disc are in different folders and each folder has a “front” image file. I’m sorry but solving this problem would make the plugin heavier because of how the plugin is implemented. If you find a solution please contact me 😊

Older versions of the plugin had problems with FLAC files. Now they’re solved.

The license of the plugin is released under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0. The authors are me and Oliver Charles and Philipp Wolfer (the authors of Cover Art Downloader, the plugin I modified to create this one). If the original license isn’t compatible, please contact me, otherwise I prefer keeping this license. I’d prefer publishing in the Public Domain but I don’t know the license of the original Cover Art Downloader. Now it’s released under GPL but I’ve modified it before it was covered with this license.

If you find bugs please contact me.


If you don’t know how to install it, please refer to official instructions.