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jsomers /
Last active Apr 7, 2021
How to use a custom word list with OS X's "Word of the Day" screensaver

OS X's "Word of the Day" screensaver is a great way to passively learn words:

But I've always thought that its word list kind of stunk—it was full of obscure words that I could never really see myself using. I'd prefer something like Norman Schur's 1000 Most Important Words. What if you could plug your own word list into the screensaver?

On a rather obscure comment thread, someone explained where you might find the word list that Apple uses to power the screensaver. It is at /System/Library/Graphics/Quartz\ Composer\ Plug-Ins/WOTD.plugin/Contents/Resources/NOAD_wotd_list.txt. The file looks like this:

m_en_us1282510	quinsy

Livestreaming via PS4 to a local RTMP server

Live stream from your PS4 to a local computer running an RTMP server by intercepting the stream.


  • DD-WRT enabled Router (or router with iptables compatibility)
  • nix Envirment
  • nginx with the nginx-rtmp-module
DanHerbert /
Last active Mar 29, 2021
Instructions on how to fix npm if you've installed Node through Homebrew on Mac OS X or Linuxbrew

READ THIS Very Important Update

This entire guide is based on an old version of Homebrew/Node and no longer applies. It was only ever intended to fix a specific error message which has since been fixed. I've kept it here for historical purposes, but it should no longer be used. Homebrew maintainers have fixed things and the options mentioned don't exist and won't work.

I still believe it is better to manually install npm separately since having a generic package manager maintain another package manager is a bad idea, but the instructions below don't explain how to do that.

Fixing npm On Mac OS X for Homebrew Users

Installing node through Homebrew can cause problems with npm for globally installed packages. To fix it quickly, use the solution below. An explanation is also included at the end of this document.

consti / hosts
Last active Apr 11, 2021
/etc/hosts to block shock sites etc.
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# This hosts file is brought to you by Dan Pollock and can be found at
# You are free to copy and distribute this file for non-commercial uses,
# as long the original URL and attribution is included.
#<localhost> localhost localhost.localdomain broadcasthost
::1 localhost