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Elnu’s Blog


Hello! I go by Elnu on the internet, and this is my blog, I hope you find something of interest here. I’m 17, I’m interested in programming, GNU/Linux, studying Japanese, watching anime, drawing, and creative writing. I’m horrible at doing things consistently.

For now, I’ll be posting small Linux and programming-related posts explaining how to do various things that I happen to find useful. In the future, I’ll post larger, more interesting posts. Stay tuned! (〃^▽^〃)

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The Joy of Data Processing

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For a project I’m working on (I’ll make a post about it once it’s done), I needed a large list of Japanese words, with the requirements being that the words be short and without kanji (only in hiragana). In addition, ideally they should be simple words that the average Japanese learner would know, and must be in a machine-readable format that I can use in JavaScript.

Luckily, I found something that matches these criteria! A JLPT N5 vocabulary list from JLPT Matome that covers 549 words, which …

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Soudan: a Comment System Built With Rust!

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I just finished working on Soudan, a Rust-based comment system!

It’s now live on all posts on this site, feel free to give it a go in the comments at the bottom of the page! Markdown formatting is supported. If you submit your email address, it won’t be public, and is only used to display your Gravatar, if you have one.

Soudan is named after the word 相談 in Japanese, which means discussion or consultation.

The source code is available on GitHub here under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

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Creating a Firefox PWA for Discord on Linux

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In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to set up, install, and configure a Firefox PWA (Progressive Web Application) for Discord that integrates into your system, and some background on why you’d want to do so over the regular desktop version. I’ve tested these steps on Arch Linux and Xubuntu 20.04.


If you’ve ever used Discord on Linux, you probably know that it is clunky and not nearly as polished or feature-complete as it is on, say, Windows.

Streaming has no audio, and while using …

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