Entries tagged "linux"

December 23rd, 2020
April 12th, 2020

Autorun Keyboard Settings for Awesomewm

Getting Control and Escape keys where I want them

November 3rd, 2019

Building Rakudo and Moarvm on Linux

In which I rediscover `make && make test && make install`

September 12th, 2019

A Microsoft Linux Conference?

The two day event will feature presentations by the Microsoft team behind the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature; the creators of the ‘Pengwin‘ WSL distributions; and (more pertinent to our tastes, perhaps) the Ubuntu on WSL team at Canonical.

The free-but-small WSLConf is scheduled for March of next year, so WSL 2 will probably be generally available. Much easier than staying caught up with the Fast Ring.

I may have to check this out.

August 17th, 2019


There's been way too much "it just works (more or less)" in my desktop life lately, so I started using the awesomewm tiling window manager.

Disappointingly, it works just fine.

Still, good chance to learn enough Lua to customize my setup. Looks like I'll be revisiting Kitty terminal and a few other tools that have been on the task list for a while.

July 30th, 2019

Try xkcdpass

In which I suggest a password generator

July 29th, 2019

I forgot how nice KDE can be

Getting work done on one machine, trying Manjaro with KDE on the other. I got used to GNOME Shell, which also means I got used to how slow it is. KDE's pretty heavy-weight too, but so much snappier.

July 16th, 2019

Wanting WSL 2

Been impatiently waiting for the general release of WSL 2 -- the Windows Subsystem for Linux. What's interesting about WSL 2?

WSL 2 delivers a much faster file system performance and full system call compatibility, which lets you run more applications like Docker!

Looks like it's scheduled to go out in the first half of 2020. So I can either wait several months or switch my rarely-used Windows partition to the Insider Ring.

I should at least wait until Build 18917 or later shows up in the Slow Ring on Flight Hub.

fidgets a lot

We'll see.

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