Linux from Scratch - Repeated Setup Steps

March 13, 2017

During the Linux From Scratch process, there may be times when the build environment (computer, VM, chroot, whatever) must be restarted. If so, there are a few steps from the setup phase that have to be re-initialized. This post maps out those steps.

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My New Dotfiles Management - Using GNU Stow

March 7, 2017

I have maintained a "dotfiles" repository since I made my github account in 2013. However, overtime it became more of a post-apocalyptic wasteland, cluttered with remnants of obsolete configurations and scraps of scripts. It was no longer the pristine, culled, collection that I desired. I also did not have an efficient method of easily linking the files on a new system. I had to manually make symlinks for each dotfile. I knew there were much better dotfiles setups out there, but I never got around to it. Until now.

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Linux from Scratch - Getting Started

March 1, 2017

When I started using Arch Linux a while back, I learn about some of the internals of Linux quickly. Ever since then, I have considered building a Linux From Scratch by following the guidelines outlined in the book. Based on my experience with Arch Linux, I'm sure that compiling a system from scratch will continue to teach me about Linux at a much deeper level.

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Introducing Kadabra - My New, Used x230

November 29, 2016

As I start to do more with a computer on the go, the netbooks I previously used just are not cutting it anymore. They were great for minimal use, but couldn't run VMs, over-heated, and didn't have great battery life. Now that I am going to libraries and other locations to work on personal and open source projects, I really needed a better mobile pc setup.

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Trying out snapd on Arch Linux

July 17, 2016

The past few weeks I have been listening to all of the buzz about Ubuntu "snaps", but I just recently decided to try this new technology out.

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