I'll list here a list of "discoveries" I made while being a (Arch)Linux user and how I maintain / improve my system for my needs. What Was Wrong (WWW) could be the motto for my evolution as a Linux user. Indeed, I have always learned from my mistakes and/or by trying to solve an issue (which was sometimes the result of the previous situations).
I've been taking a look at gemini lately, and I'm loving it so far ! 😀
For those who don't know, gemini is a new internet protocol that's known for its simple, private and secure nature - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq1k_FCWPXk
If you're interested in exploring gemini, have a look at this site - https://geminiquickst.art
I wrote a guide on how I replaced Google Photos and still have (kind of) all the features it offered.
The Apple ecosystem is an excellent example of privatizing the commons: let's take a bunch of trivial applications that have had free implementations for decades, like converting from one vector format to another, turn that into an "app" in an "app store", and charge a monthly fee for it, a significant fraction of which goes back to Apple.
If that's not user-hostile, nothing is. The fact that Google and Microsoft are similarly user-hostile doesn't excuse it.
I switched from toot to tut for my mastodon cli client and I love it. It's simple but powerful. well organized, easy to navigate and access the info I'm looking for, and offers all features I would use on the web interface.
One more thing I should write a post about on my gemini.
As a scientist, reading the whitepapers of several crypto currencies helped me realize that the myths around this system are even more numerous than I thought. I was used to the wrong idea of easy money but I'm now realizing that most people also don't take time to understand what's behind that (i.e. new technologies, protocols, researchers' work and support, current real world applications...). The complexity goes well beyond money and servers administration.
Educating myself to #crypto currencies for the last few days. Feeling like I'm ready to live a new adventure soon.
A script to use #rofi to log you into your websites
#scripts #Linux #ArchLinux
A very nice website to generate some cool text (ascii, cursive, fancy....): https://www.coolgenerator.com/ascii-text-generator
Love the power of ASCII to create this nostalgic feeling.
Wrote a 43 lines bash script to manage my passwords and totp tokens through dmenu/rofi.
Basically, I can choose to show the username, password, url, or token of a given website and to automatically paste the info in the active window. Or I can simply let the magic happen and all the info will be entered on a giver website to log me in.
Now I should get the motivation to post in on my gemini capsule and gitlab...
I'm on disroot! Yeahhh !
Account requested :D
Will see if disroot reopens its doors to new users tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
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