Random Ramblings of a Linux Geek. I'm a cog in the system.

Tomorrow I start my final class for my second degree, Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering. It has been a very, very long time coming, and is the last chapter of this phase of my life. I'm going to take some time and reflect on what I learned.


I have been a Protonmail user for close to a year now. Im not a free user, I'm a paid user. I use Protonmail as my custom domain email provider, as opposed to using a standard @protonmail.com address.

For the most part, it works as advertised: encrypted email that the provider cannot read (once it is encrypted on the server), client side decryption, a good set of features, and access to an IMAP bridge (the Linux bridge is in beta test, but you can request access). Their full feature list is quite impressive, though they are a bit expensive.

There are a few issues I have with them, though. And it's becoming enough to want to change email providers.


By default, the GOG Version of Dead Cells ships with an older version of libSDL2 that does not support Xbox One controllers.

Fortunately, Debian Stretch does. Here is a simple way to force Dead Cells to use Debian's version of libSDL.

First, make sure that libSDL is installed

sudo apt install libsdl2-2.0-0

Then delete the game's shipped version (this is assuming that it is installed in the default location)

rm ~/GOG\ Games/Dead\ Cells/game/libSDL2-2.0.so.0

Dead Cells should then recognize the Xbox One controller without issue.

#GOG #DeadCells #XboxOneController #Debian

Hello, World. More to come