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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!


Setting up Tmuxinator

Several weeks ago I wrote about scripting a tmux session’s initialization. At the end of the post I mentioned that while writing it, I had learned about tmuxinator. I even teased that it looked so good, I may switch to it eventually. Well… that didn’t take long. I’ve scrapped my tmux shell scripts, and have converted to using tmuxinator. Here’s how.


Custom Neofetch ASCII Art

I have been using neofetch as my command-line system information tool for a few years now. While browsing /r/unixporn, I noticed that several of the submissions did not have distro logos in their neofetch/screenfetch ascii art. I knew that neofetch was customizable, but have never dug into it myself. So I decided to change that.