awesome window manager
First, some background for the non-technical among you. A window manager is a piece of software that controls the windows on your computer. It will do things like placement, drawing, keybinding, et cetera. If you're on Windows or Mac OS X, you have a window manager built-in to your operating system and cannot easily change it. However, if you're on a more traditional *nix (Linux, Solaris), you are free to select your window manager. In this post, I'll talk a little about what I use and why it's awesome.read more
It's a meme!
But it's okay, because reading Planet Debian totally counts as work. :-)
Can anybody guess the theme?read more
*nix Tip of the $TIME_PERIOD: mutt
Hello readers; it's been a while, hasn't it? It's summer, and, like many people, I'm a slacker. Anyway, I thought that today, I'd talk to you a little about the program that I've been using for a lot of my mail recently: mutt. mutt is a console mail-client. I know, I know, I should get myself out of the 80's. Well, I've found it to be much faster and more powerful than any GUI client I've ever used. I'm not going to go into much detail about the basics; there ...read more
So, the more enterprising amongst you may have noticed that my blog is now at blog.roguelazer.com instead of anonymous-function.blogspot.com (although it's still there, too). This is because I was playing around with my website stuff today. For one thing, I've moved to Google Apps for my Domain, because e-mail over DreamHost's IMAP servers was sometimes slow, and e-mail through the Gmail servers probably won't be. This also gives me better Jabber server (i.e., SSL supported without me paying umpteen dollars for an SSL certificate and a static IP and such). It ...read more
iPhone 3G: Real-World Use
I've now had my iPhone 3G for four days, and I've had a chance to use it in some real-world scenarios.
The App Store is, unequivocally, the most important feature of iPhone OS 2.0. Exchange support is nice, yes, and there are lots of little tweaks. But the App Store is what makes the iPhone attractive to me, more of a computer instead of a silly smartphone. I've been using a few apps pretty solidly for the past few days: Twitterific (a Twitter client), Exposure (a Flickr client), and the official Facebook client. All of ...read more