awesome window manager

Posted Sun 29 March 2009 10:22 under category tech

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.

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WordPress 2.7.1

Posted Tue 10 February 2009 16:29 under category meta

WordPress 2.7.1 has been released1. And I'm sure that you, my loyal cadre of imaginary readers, will be glad to know that I've upgraded. :-)


  1. http://wordpress.org/development/2009/02/wordpress-271/ 

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It's a meme!

Posted Sat 13 September 2008 01:16 under category tech

But it's okay, because reading Planet Debian totally counts as work. :-)

Machine names:

  • caveofbirds
  • seitchtabr
  • caladan
  • corrin
  • ix
  • thalim
  • kaitain

Can anybody guess the theme?

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*nix Tip of the $TIME_PERIOD: mutt

Posted Fri 15 August 2008 11:21 under category tips

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 ...

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Website Stuff

Posted Wed 13 August 2008 16:17 under category meta

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 ...

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iPhone 3G: Real-World Use

Posted Thu 17 July 2008 00:43 under category tech

I've now had my iPhone 3G for four days, and I've had a chance to use it in some real-world scenarios.

Apps

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 ...

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