Entries tagged with linux
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!
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.
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...
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.
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?
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.
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.