Hiatus Over

The unscheduled and unannounced hiatus is over. I've been busy with several things in real life, mostly errands, paperwork, the holidays, and job hunting with no success. Rather than ...

Moving back to Arch

Well, it finally happened. My SanDisk Cruzer Fit flash drive, which had served me well for months, is going bad. Two weeks ago, I discovered that applications were randomly failing ...

Cool scripts for minimalistic window managers

DWM and other minimalistic window managers don't do a lot on their own (they are window managers after all), but with a handful of scripts, they can feel more ...

Switching back to DWM

As much as I like the Ratpoison window manager, I have to switch back to DWM because of one missing feature: floating windows. Ratpoison allows them, but they can't ...

Switching back to Mutt

When I first set up Mutt, I was amazed by how quickly I could zip through messages and attachments using just the keyboard. I didn't have to waste time ...

Conky in Ratpoison Status Bar

Most users like to keep Conky running on their desktops, ideally between their background and windows. However, using Ratpoison and other tiling window managers has changed my perspective regarding the ...

Support me on Flattr!

After looking at all the major ad networks, I decided that ads just aren't an effective way to earn money. They screw up layouts, they show you things you ...

Hello Salix 14

Late last month, I wiped CrunchBang from TableTop (my Dell Latitude D520), and installed Salix 14.0.1 Ratpoison edition. There was nothing really wrong with CrunchBang, it's just ...

The road to Pelican

I've finally moved away from BlazeBlogger. Now the site is powered by Pelican, a static blog generator written in Python. It was a bit of a struggle to switch ...

Private browsing the hard way with Conkeror

I have now switched almost entirely from Mozilla Firefox to Conkeror. I say ‘almost’ because there are a few issues to resolve, and private browsing is the biggest. Conkeror does ...