So, dear reader, you may have noticed that it’s been a month since the last update in my $HOME rebuild, and may be wondering what’s going on. I have had ongoing issues, so here is the summary, broken down per-machine… Continue reading
rebuilding $HOME: Days 3 through 6
I was intending on building up my zsh(1) and mutt(1) configs before tackling the rebuild of my desktop – the original catalyst of the idea.
But since I was rebuilding my account from across a nearby spare account, I thought I’d use it to take a peek at gnome3 and Unity, and so did “apt-get dist-upgrade” my Ubuntu 11.04 install.
A broken update later, I figured I’d install from scratch, and have gotten distracted these last few days with exploring XFCE, LXDE, Unity, Gnome3 and KDE. I’m testing them in a spare account, so as to not clutter up my main $HOME with cruft too quickly while I learn the ropes.
I gotto say, KDE has grown on me. I think its interface is a horrible hodgepodge when it comes to usability – especially out-of-the-box usability, but behind the stab-your-eyes-out bling, it’s really quite feature rich, and I’m all but thinking I’ll be moving to it. The real question for me is how many of my existing gnome-ish apps do I bring with me (eg: rhythmbox, pidgin), and how many will I adopt the KDE equivalents (konsole probably, dolphin…
Assuming I *do* go with KDE, mind you…
Like I said, KDE has grown on me, but I’m not quite sure yet if it’s a beauty spot, or merely a wart. (or indeed, a tumor. Itz not a toomaaaa!!
Interesting times indeed… full reviews will come later? =)
rebuilding $HOME: Days 1 and 2
The first thing to do with a new clean (empty) $HOME, is to populate it with my actual files. Not the configuration cruft that is of concern, but my actual “stuff”. Continue reading
- I’m a linux user …In fact, I’ve been using linux for a long time – my first account on a Linux box was at least a year before 1.0 came out.
- I’m a bit of a hoarder …arguably more than a “bit”, actually.
Combine these two points, and I can point to dotfiles in my $HOME directory that date back over a decade. In fact, the oldest four date to 2001… Continue reading
Recently I’ve seen a few ‘if browsers were girls’ analogy pictures. Usually with IE being the ugly one, opera being the forgotten one, firefox being the former hot one, and chrome being the new hot one…
But I think it’s wrong. I’m not a fan of chrome, basically. This is how I see them…
tl;dr: In which I attempt to montage jpeg which comprises areas of differing internal jpeg quality, for fun and, er… artistic geeky interest.