Entries tagged with desktop

Python tool for templating and managing dotfiles

I always told myself I would never release this code. "It has some pretty gritty-looking functions", "it's full of details specific to my setup", etc, was what I told myself. But really I was worried that someone would use it to copy my desktop setup, or even worse, make something cooler than mine. Then a little while back I stopped being so hung up on my desktop being a unique snowflake (in the sea of Arc bullshit out there). In retrospect, it seems a little crazy even... At any rate, my setup is still dank, I'm just ready to share the tooling I use to make it that way!

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Monospace Font Favorites

For the past six months or so, I've been experimenting with a variety of monospace fonts in a quest to find the perfect coding font. While I haven't found a clear winner, I have found a dozen nice-looking fonts and learned a lot about typefaces in general. I've also learned quite a bit about font rendering on Linux, which I hope to summarize in a separate post soon.

In this post I'd like to share some screenshots (or "swatches") of my favorite fonts.

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Suffering for fashion: a glimpse into my Linux theming toolchain

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My desktop at the time of writing.

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Here it is a couple months later.

It's been over 2 years since I wrote about the tooling I use to theme my desktop, so I thought I'd post about my current scripts...

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In Honor of Spring...

Two new themes.

Green Desktop

Early Spring Desktop

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Ricing the Desktop: "Brown rice"

I've redone my desktop again and thought I'd post some screenshots. The image below is "curated" for maximum visual appeal, but usually I just work with the browser and a few terminals.

Rice

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"wallfix", using python to set my wallpaper

I had fun writing about my "cd" helper, so I thought I'd share another productivity helper I wrote for setting my wallpaper. It's a little silly, but I insist on my wallpaper being used for my lockscreen and my login window as well -- that way the entire time I'm on my computer the background is "seamless". Before I wrote this script it used to take me probably 3 or 4 minutes to change wallpapers!

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leet

My leet fluxbox desktop, showing conky, root-tail and of course DooM.

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