Entries tagged with linux

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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Using python to generate awesome linux desktop themes

I remember spending hours when I was younger cycling through the various awesome color themes on my 386, in the glory days of windows 3.1. Remember hotdog stand?

Hotdog Stand

Well, I haven't changed much. I still enjoy making tweaks to the colors and appearance of my desktop. In this post I'll talk about a script I wrote that makes it easy for me to modify all the various colors and configuration files which control the appearance of my desktop.

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Run Live Android on Ubuntu using VirtualBox

This post describes how to get Live Android 0.2 up and running on Ubuntu using VirtualBox. I've got an Asus X83V notebook running Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit. Step-by-step howto with some screenshots.

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leet

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

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