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Wow, after 25 years of Unix experience, I learned that you can filter output in #less.

Press ampersand (&) and enter a regex to show only lines matching the regex.

Press ampersand (&) and then exclamation mark (!) to apply an inverse filter.

After 20 years of using computers, I decided it's time to learn proper typing. I want blank keycaps :)

I've been using openSUSE for work the past couple of weeks, and (together with OpenBSD) I think I've found my server replacements for CentOS. :opensuse:

Looking at my keyboards, I realized I've bought all four in the month of September, on different years.

But, I've missed the last couple of years, So, that means I have around 5 months to decide on the next one :)

"Chat application" used to mean a simple thing, communication in short text messages.

Now, if it doesn't have audio/video, some channel/group type thing, it is labeled as "legacy" or "inextensible"?

Those are different categories that can coexist as different solutions.

XMPP and Matrix/Element are not competing in the same area. Matrix is something totally different.

And what does cryptocoin have anything to do with chatting 😂

I tried again the first ever Linux distro I ever used, SUSE 8, in the early 2000s.

In the beginning, I used to login as root with this nice red background :)

I've been using so many window managers, at the same time, on my different machines: spectrwm, herbstluftwm, stumpwm, and bspwm.

This was manageable mainly thanks to sxhkd.

Now, I finally consolidated all to bspwm.

That's because I finally gave up on virtual monitors on my ultrawide. It's much more flexible to rely on the split ratio, and bspwm's very powerful window placement rules.

I've been using computers for 20 years, and I still haven't found the ideal key combination for switching keyboard layouts.

I've tried so many combinations, including adding a dedicated second keyboard for a particular layout.

The main problem is mixed text, where I find myself changing layouts every other word...

GNU Guix is an interesting system, probably the first time I extensively read a manual *before* trying something :)

Based on my install, I wrote some notes on static IP addresses, during and post installation.


Sometimes I need to post full scripts or code in a blog post. I was thinking where to put them. Self-hosted pastebin? Some kind of git system? Which one?

Then I though, I'll just add a new content type in hugo with a simple layout. I think it turned out ok.


Finally converted my Emacs config to org "literate" style.

I was sceptical before, but It is so much better now. :emacs: :orgmode:

Do you enable visualization of whitespace characters (tabs, spaces...) in your editor?

There've been a few posts about the Gemini protocol lately. I'm glad I checked it out.

People need to try it, before forming opinions. This big-tech mentality that software or innovation needs to have millions of users or have a target to take over the world is nonsense.

And it's very easy to start. There are many Gemini clients, like amfora, a fancy terminal based one, or Lagrange a GUI client that also works with Gopher.

More info:

Added tags functionality to my blog, and metadata for better display while sharing.

Hugo is great!

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