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ssokolow / gist:5b59998d2245325758ac9bbf462605c2
Created Aug 25, 2019
Helper script to override Firefox's attempt to open .cbz files as Zip files, regardless of OS file associations
View gist:5b59998d2245325758ac9bbf462605c2
# NOTE: Despite this script using KDE commands like ark and kdialog, Firefox
# doesn't obey KDE's file associations, so you'll need to use a non-KDE
# file manager like PCManFM to edit the file associations.
open_zip() {
exec ark "$@"
offer_comix() {
ssokolow /
Last active Aug 30, 2019
Rough prototype frontend for dumping cartridges with an INL Retro with minimal hassle
#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Streamlined Wizard for dumping games with the INL Retro cartridge dumper"""
__author__ = "Stephan Sokolow (deitarion/SSokolow)"
__appname__ = "INL Retro Dumping Helper"
__version__ = "0.1"
__license__ = "MIT"
# pylint: disable=bad-builtin
ssokolow /
Last active Aug 14, 2019
PyQt 5.x code for Just Do What I Mean™ image display in the presence of animated GIFs and containers with no fixed aspect ratio
#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Example code for a PyQt image-display widget which Just Works™
TODO: Split this into a loader wrapper and a widget wrapper so it can be used
in designs which maintain a preloaded queue of upcoming images to improve
the perception of quick load times.
from __future__ import (absolute_import, division, print_function,
ssokolow /
Last active May 20, 2019
GIMP Plugin for automating the boilerplate involved in colorizing manga pages my way
"""Simple GIMP helper to automate the boierplate of my approach to colorizing
manga pages.
1. Run this plugin from "Image > Start Colorizing..."
2. Select the regions to be colored using whatever approach you find works
best. This script will preserve the original image as the bottom layer
(hidden below a solid white layer) so it can easily be used as input for
selection methods which don't play nicely with transparency.
ssokolow /
Last active May 1, 2019
Examples of Name-Based Mockery in Harry Potter Fanfics

Examples of Name-Based Mockery in Harry Potter Fanfics


  • Un-cited examples are grandfathered in and new ones are only accepted from people I trust.
  • Contributions of citation links for existing entries or new entries with citation links are welcome from anyone (but I can't guarantee GitHub will send me a notification, so it may take time for me to notice and respond)
  • Ideally, I'd like to cite the sources where I saw the grandfathered-in entries so I may keep them in the TODO list if a citation is given that points to a story I haven't read.
  • Note that, when the chapter numbers given by the author and the site disagree, the author's numbering scheme is used in the titles for citations.


ssokolow /
Created Mar 4, 2019
A one-off script for converting a specific dump of the SDL wiki into a Dash/Zeal docset... in case it's useful to someone
#!/usr/bin/env python
"""Quick script to generate a Dash/Zeal docset from the SDL 2 wiki.
- Python 2.x (3.x may work, but it's untested)
- LXML (for parsing the non-XML HTML used in the pages)
- Pillow (for converting favicon.ico into icon.png)
ssokolow /
Last active Jul 23, 2018
Quick semi-hack to provide a means to serde-serialize file modification times prior to UNIX_EPOCH
use std::time::{Duration, SystemTime, UNIX_EPOCH};
use std::panic::catch_unwind;
/// Variation on `std::time::Duration` that sacrifices a bit of precision on the positive
/// side of the in order to provide a nicely serializable form for `SystemTime` values.
/// (Workaround for
#[derive(Eq, PartialEq, Debug, Serialize, Deserialize)]
pub struct Timestamp {
ssokolow /
Last active Feb 23, 2018
Spell-checked QPlainTextEdit for PyQt 5.x using PyEnchant
#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""QPlainTextEdit With Inline Spell Check
Original PyQt4 Version:
Copyright 2009 John Schember
Copyright 2018 Stephan Sokolow
ssokolow /
Last active Mar 25, 2019
Refactored version of Bill Mill's printable calendar code
#!/usr/bin/env python2
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Generate a printable calendar in PDF format, suitable for embedding
into another document.
Tested with Python 2.7.
- Python
- Reportlab
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