Tag: Linux

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Taming Mastodons for a better web

The surge of people joining Mastodon and the Fediverse the past few days has been inspiring. I’m optimistic about the potential for a better web,…

Give nothing, expect nothing: GitLab’s the latest punching bag for entitled users

What do Docker, GitLab, and Red Hat have in common? Aside from various levels of participation in open source, they’ve all been punching bags over…

Quick update

If this blog was a child, family services would have taken it away by now… Sorry for the blog neglect, life’s been a whirlwind of…

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Tips: Making Vim easy

Vim’s flexibility and countless features are a major asset for experienced users, but a challenge for newbies. If you’ve always wanted to try Vim but…

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WordPress 2.1

After coming back from Linux.conf.au last week (I stayed in Sydney an extra week for vacation) I noticed that the WordPress folks had released 2.1…

Vim tips: Using tabs

Before Vim 7.0 was released last May, I usually had six or seven xterms or Konsole windows open, each with a single Vim session in…

All mail clients suck…

Mutt just happens to be one of the mail clients that sucks less. I’d been getting tired of Sylpheed lately, so I decided to try…

Training your Mutt

Mutt is a great mail client, in large part because it is extremely customizable. You can tweak Mutt’s behavior and have it do tricks that…

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Vim tips: Working with external commands

Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it just can’t do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and utilities without…

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Oh noes! The command line!

Just reading Mark Shuttleworth’s response to Matt Zimmerman’s summation of the community’s expectations of the Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06 LTS release. One thing stuck out…