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For a long time, I’d thought GIMP had bad support for tablets. Aside from feeling a lot of kinetic dissonance from the choppy feedback, I saw multiple mouse cursors. One cursor was from my laptop touch pad and another from my Wacom stylus. The two moved independently and stylus cursor disappeared every time I navigated away from the canvas.

double-cursor

I searched a lot for GIMP tablet configurations and Wacom drivers for Linux, but turns out it was a Wayland issue.

Gnome with Xorg solved everything!

Hope this helps whoever else stumbles across this.

I used to edit PDFs using GIMP. I would open the PDF in GIMP, make edits, export it as a .mng file, and convert it back.

$ convert -reverse pdf.mng pdf.pdf

This would work well except all the texts were rasterized.

I recently tried editing PDFs using LibreOffice Draw again and was delighted to discover its PDF editing capabilities have improved. Gonna use LibreOffice Draw from now on.

I learned about Insomnia from Vinay.

Insomnia makes sending REST requests really easy to manage, so you don’t have to store a whole bunch of curl commands.

It’s very similar to Postman (also an excellent requests manager).

Harry would probably tell me there’s an emacs mode for this.

I bet that emacs mode doesn’t have a punny name.