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Back On org-mode For Work

Last month, I wrote about my switch to Joplin for both my personal and work notes. While I enjoyed many features in Joplin, I also had a few concerns about using the system long-term for all my notes. As of last week, I am still using Joplin for all of my personal notes, but have switched back to org-mode for my notes at work. Why?


New LG-32QK500-w Monitor

At the beginning of summer, I was entertaining the idea of improving my wife’s computer setup by adding a new external monitor. She agreed. As a result, we have purchased, recieved, and even mounted, the LG 32QK500w monitor. Here are my thoughts.


Switched to Joplin Notes

As a massive fan of emacs’s org-mode, it should be no surprise that I’ve been using it for my personal and work planning/notes over the last few years. However, as my daily emacs usage has slowly dropped, and the support for .org files outside of emacs remains low (other than Github README files), I started to look for a more standard system. The last few months, I’ve been using Joplin. Here are my thoughts.


SELF 2019

The past few years I have watched the South East Linux Fest (SELF) from a distance, often via listreams run by Jupiter Broadcasting and/or the Ask Noah Show. Last year, I decided to finally travel to Charlotte for SELF 2018. While my wife and I did drive down to North Carolina that weekend, it was instead to Durham… with a moving truck. This year, being only two hours away, I decided there was no excuse. I did a day-trip…. but I went. I’m glad I did.


Creating a RAM Disk with a tmpfs Mount

RAM is fun. If a computer has extra memory, it can be used for fun beyond opening extra chrome tabs, or firing up Slack. Want to mount a partition that is fast and can be entirely wiped out just by rebooting? Or are you just bored (guilty)? Regardless of the reason, lets create and mount a RAM-disk!