Digital Lair Blog

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~kombatant/lair becomes Digital Lair!

This site started out as a personal hobby of mine; merely a place to write down thoughts and things that I find very interesting. But I decided that I wanted to do so much more with it; explore new subjects, write original content, bring new people on board.. and that couldn’t be done with a personal blog. Enter Digital Lair. This is more than a site rename, mind you; the site will grow design-wise along with the content. We are also planning to expand to new topics, write interesting articles and our goal is to always have something interesting for...

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KDE : The path ahead

There used to be a time when KDE was the undisputed leader among Desktop Environments for Linux. That has changed the past few years, with GNOME gaining a commanding lead, but of course KDE folk are not resting on their laurels and they plan full steam ahead with KDE 5.

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Facebook Home team seems to be no more

Remember Facebook Home? It was one of the most ambitious projects Facebook has ever done, a way to make Facebook the centre of your Android experience. That didn’t work out too well for them though, and it seems that the team behind the project has been dismantled: I think the whole project (plus the introduction of the Facebook Phone by HTC back then) was doomed from the start; the whole idea never caught on with the public. Some ideas did manage to spill to other projects, like the chat heads featured on Facebook Messenger at the moment, but don’t expect...

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Game changer: Intel asked for access to AMD’s Mantle

Ah, the world of graphics… never a dull moment. AMD’s Mantle¬†shook up the PC gaming platform when it was introduced some time ago, and since then more and more developers (right now 47 of them) are pledging support to the API. Now it seems Intel itself wants to see what the fuss is about.