Linux, plaintext & minimalism
June 8, 2020

How to make search highlights visible in Neovim when using URxvt

I don’t know why, but if you use the terminal emulator URxvt, the colour scheme Solarized and Neovim (or Vim) at the same time and then search for something, jump to the highlighted word, the cursor will then blend in a bit too much.

Tags: Neovim | Vim | URxvt | Solarized


June 5, 2020

How to use alternative settings for URxvt

Ever since I retired my HTPC I have been using my desktop computer as my HTPC with my TV connected to it. My HTPC consisted (and still) does of some terminal emulator running software like Newsboat and Ranger, but because I want to be able to read the text on the TV from the distance of my sofa I have up until now been lazy and used a secondary terminal emulator with alteranative settings that better suited with large text and another colourscheme.

Tags: URxvt | i3 | HTPC
June 4, 2020

How to install rTorrent with the colour-patch in Debian

I installed rTorrent from source code so I could patch it with the colour-patch on my Raspberry Pi the other day and I thought I would document it here as well.

June 3, 2020

How to view posts in alphabetical order by tags and title in Jekyll

This issue was driving me nuts the other day, I could not find a solution to it and I’m not knowledeable enough to have figured it out myself. All credits goes to a user called Sheogorath on the IRC-channel #Jekyll at freenode.net for helping me with this.

Tag: Jekyll
June 2, 2020

How to check how long it took to install a package in Gentoo

With the help of the tool qlop from the collection of utilities called q applets you can check how long it took to install a package in Gentoo. qlop reads from your log $EMERGE_LOG_DIR/emerge.log and extracts relevant information.

June 1, 2020

How to automatically run a resume script with pm-utils as a regular user

I’m using Gentoo with OpenRC and I use the tool pm-utils to suspend my computer. The only issue I have with their way of automatically running a command when you resume your computer is the fact that it’s executed as root.

Tag: pm-utils
May 28, 2020

How to save disk space by changing the reserved blocks for Ext-filesystems

By default the Extended-filesystem, more known as Ext2/4, reserves 5% of the filesystem blocks on the filesystem for privileged processes. It’s done to avoid filesystem fragmentation and to allow system daemons to continue to function correctly after non-privileged processes are prevented from writing to the filesystem due to a full filesystem.

May 26, 2020

How to prevent NeoMutt from making line breaks in Neovim when you compose a message

When I compose a message in my e-mail client NeoMutt my editor Neovim inserts automatic line breaks after about 73 characters. I don’t like it at all.

Tags: Neovim | Vim | NeoMutt | Mutt
May 25, 2020

Why I like Gentoo

I like Gentoo for several reasons! Two of the reasons is the fact that Gentoo makes my computer fun to use (again) and that their friendly and helpful community always brings a smile to my face.

Tags: Gentoo | Linux | Highlights
March 27, 2020

I made a Gentoo decal for my computer case

I made this Gentoo vinyl decal at work the this week. It’s about 17x13 cm in size and it’s about as small as I dared to make it considering the thin line in the logo.

Tags: Gentoo | DIY