Alpha+ Player – Unofficial player for Soma FM

I recently launched a new Android app and this post consists entirely of shameless advertising and click-bait. You have been warned. What's it all about? Well, I'm a big fan of Soma.FM for years. They've had a mediocre Android app but axed it several years ago. Unsatisfied with the situation I decided to fire up … Continue reading Alpha+ Player – Unofficial player for Soma FM

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Celestron Firmware Manager on Linux

To update the hand control or motor controller firmware on any of your Celestron mounts, you will need the Celestron Firmware Manager. The whole process is explained on this website. Long story short, you have to download the software here: http://software.celestron.com/updates/?dir=CFM/CFM After unzipping you end up with CFM.jar. To be able to run that you … Continue reading Celestron Firmware Manager on Linux

Fixing Steam on Linux OpenGL GLX warning

In some cases, Steam on Linux greets your with an error dialog stating: OpenGL GLX context is not using direct rendering, which may cause performance problems This is because Steam ships copies of several system libraries which may interfere with other libraries on your system that it doesn't replace. This can easily be fixed. Just … Continue reading Fixing Steam on Linux OpenGL GLX warning