Trying out snapd on Arch Linux

Ryan Himmelwright
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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Trying Out the Plasma 5 Desktop Environment

Ryan Himmelwright
June 26, 2016

After watching the continued development of the Plasma 5 desktop environment from a distance, I determined I needed to give it another try. It was just before version 5.6 was released, and the project appeared to be finding it's stride. Right up front, I want to come clean and admit that I have never really liked the KDE/Plasma desktop environment (more on that below). However, with that said... I am still using the plasma desktop on my main computer (months later, and haven't aborted yet**...). Here are my thoughts.

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Using Cryogen for Website

Ryan Himmelwright
April 13, 2016

Ever since resurrecting my personal website, I have experimented with several static website generators. Thus far, I have tried org-page, Jekyll (several times), and even (almost) made my own emacs org-page solution. Now that I have started using the clojure programming language, I have come across cryogen. As you may have already guessed, this site is now being generated using cryogen.

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Back On Arch, After Frantic Distro-hopping

Ryan Himmelwright
March 13, 2016

In the last few weeks, I have started my CS masters classes, and needed to setup a productive work environment on my portable laptop (abra). Also, while I love Fedora, the Nvidia stuff was being a pain on my main computer (alakazam), and I was looking for a replacement there as well. So, after a long, drawn out battle trying nearly all of my favorite Linux distros, I have found myself once again using Arch Linux on both of my personal computers.

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How I asked my Groomsmen

Ryan Himmelwright
January 6, 2016

Over the last few months Rebecca (my Fiancee) and I have continued making progress on all the little tasks that we have to complete before our wedding. One of these tasks is asking our intended bridesmaids/groomsmen to be in the wedding.

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