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


Windows Command Line and Copy-Paste

Using Copy-Paste in the Windows Command Line isn't straightforward by default. To paste anything, you have to right-click to open up the context dialog and click insert (or "Einfügen" in German J): However, the Command Line does have some semi-hidden settings which can simplify things. You have to right-click the cmd.exe window title and enter … Continue reading Windows Command Line and Copy-Paste

Visual Studio C# Block Outlining

The C# editor in Visual Studio supports collapsing/expanding namespaces, classes and methods (aka the outlining feature).  Unlike the C++ editor, it doesn't allow to collapse blocks (everything with braces, such as if/else, using, switch, etc.). However, you can retrofit this feature with the C# Outline 2013 extension. Installation Navigate to Tools -> Extensions and Updates … Continue reading Visual Studio C# Block Outlining

eBay’s funny mail restrictions vs. the plus extension

Since eBay recently lost a complete database dumb, I thought let's join the other 145 million guys and change me good old password. While doing that I wanted to update my mail address too. BTW, I recently changed to and I am very (very very) happy with it. Unfortunatley though eBay's very (very very) … Continue reading eBay’s funny mail restrictions vs. the plus extension