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probonopd / Wayland.md
Last active May 19, 2024 18:42
Think twice about Wayland. It breaks everything!

Think twice before abandoning Xorg. Wayland breaks everything!

Hence, if you are interested in existing applications to "just work" without the need for adjustments, then you may be better off avoiding Wayland.

Wayland solves no issues I have but breaks almost everything I need. Even the most basic, most simple things (like xkill) - in this case with no obvious replacement. And usually it stays broken, because the Wayland folks mostly seem to care about Automotive, Gnome, maybe KDE - and alienating everyone else (e.g., people using just an X11 window manager or something like GNUstep) in the process.

Wayland proponents make it seem like Wayland is "the successor" of Xorg, when in fact it is not. It is merely an incompatible alternative, and not even one that has (nor wants to have) feature parity (missing features). And unlike X11 (the X Window System), Wayland protocol designers actively avoid the concept of "windows" (making up incompr

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endolith / export_google_starred_locations.py
Created October 16, 2012 02:29
Export Google Maps starred locations
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""
Go to Google Bookmarks: https://www.google.com/bookmarks/
On the bottom left, click "Export bookmarks": https://www.google.com/bookmarks/bookmarks.html?hl=en
After downloading the html file, run this script on it to generate a KML.
"""