Uplay on Ubuntu

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Ubisoft refuses to acknowledge Linux OS’s as a platform for gaming so they don’t port their software to Linux. But it’s 2020 and the Internet’s mighty FOSS developers made big progress in place of Ubisoft. There are Wine and Lutris and the combination of these makes it possible to play even Assassin’s Creed Odyssey on Ubuntu.

It’s surprisingly easy to get it working on Ubuntu 20.04. I managed to accomplish this using this guide so kudos goes to its creators (although it leads to using GOG which we don’t actually need).

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How to chat on Facebook without the Messenger app on Android

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Ever since Facebook disabled the chat ability on the mobile version of its website, it’s been a problem for anyone who doesn’t wish to have Messenger installed on his or her Android smartphone to use the Facebook chat. I gave up on the idea and just used the Messenger on www.messenger.com for a long time, but recently I found a way to use the Facebook’s mobile website with the chat the old way.
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Exctract blue-ray video streams from ISO file under Linux (Ubuntu)

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To be able to encode blue-ray (BD) source into some more universal format, you have to first have access to single video/audio streams that comprise the BD. These are video files with extension .m2ts inside which is an Advanced Video Codec (High@L4.1) video and PCM audio. For now, this article will skip the subtitles because I currently don’t have a BD with subtitles on my disk. These files are normally playable in a player like MPV.

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Using Slack in Pale Moon

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Slack is a platform made for teams to easily communicate in channels and queries (private messages). It has apps for mobile platforms (Android, Windows Phone, iOS) and on desktops you have two options. Either use their app which is really only a website wrapper, or use the website interface in a browser. Which is what I do.
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256 barev v terminálu na Ubuntu

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Prokrastinace je silná a nutí člověka vymýšlet další a další věci, jak si nastavit svůj Mutt. Dnes odpoledne jsem narazil na komplexní barevné schéma pro Mutt, které ale využívá 256odstínového barevného modelu, což v základu ubunťácký terminál neumí, takže po načtení tohoto nastavení Mutt pěkně řval:

Error in /home/edison23/.muttrc, line 225: 136: color not supported by term

… a tak podobně.
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