Back to blogging

Every year during the summer I take a break from my leisure activity of blogging and playing around in Arch Linux.  This is due to my busy work schedule.  I’m a little late in coming back to this blog due to my newborn baby girl!  With that said, I’ll be writing more personalization tips for […]

Manjaro is Manjaro. Archlinux is Archlinux.

Every so often there is a poor soul who believes he/she is running Archlinux showing up on the Arch Forums or #archlinux on Freenode.  They have a hard time coming to realization that the Manjaro they are using is not Archlinux.  Personally, I do not care what distro is used as everyone has their own […]

DWM (Archlinux) – Patchset description

DWM is designed to be under 2000 SLOC (standard lines of code).  Due to this feature, DWM’s flexibility is entrusted to its user, you.  This means, you are free to use it as is, or to patch in whatever features you wish.  The only requirement is that the patch is already written by a community […]

DWM (Archlinux) – March Screenshot

DWM has been my WM of choice due to its simplicity, written in C, and a good knowledgable group of enthusiast at the Arch Forums.  Through my learning of DWM, an attempt at screenshotting each month will be made to journal my progress. Below is my clean desktop.  I went with a blue grey color […]

Patching DWM (Dynamic Window Manager) with statuscolors

After you have DWM installed and running, the first step in customizing DWM is to patch it.  Today we are going to look at adding in a patch that will enable colours in the statusbar. Getting the patch: Go to the suckless website to view the available patches. Under patches/  you will see statuscolor At the […]

Putty or Kitty – Changing Color Scheme

My work environment is on windows and often I need to ssh into my server with putty (edit: I now use Kitty).  The coloring is determined through the putty color settings and I quickly found that I couldn’t look at my terminal without wincing in pain when weird color combinations plague my sight. A quick google […]

Macbook Air 6,2 (2013) Setting it up with Archlinux

Changelog March 9 2014 Added ICC profiles back from the macos February 11 2014 Added 20-intel.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d January 22 2014 Added /etc/modprobe.d/hid_apple.conf to fix the tilde and set right keyboard Removed tilde xmodmap January 19 2014 Suspend/Resume fixed by patjak.  Please report bugs issues to his git hub and give him thanks!  This is […]

Archlinux – Exploring Into Tiling Window Managers

Mainstream linux news is filled with updates to desktop environments(DE) like Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon, Unity, XFCE, LXDE, etc.  As a newcomer to the linux world, these DEs are the only choices I had to try.  Each one has its advantages and disadvantages such as ram overhead of simply running the DE to the choice of […]

Progress update

January 16 2014 Hello Readers, I recently launched my blog a few days ago with the installation of Archlinux on my Macbook Air 6,2 (mid 2013). Since the launch I’ve had a number of visitors to my page and I surely do not wish to give off the impression that this is a one post […]

Installing Archlinux on Macbook Air 2013

This Christmas I decided to gift myself a new portable computer as my previous Asus 1005ha was on its deathbed.  When the new 13″ mid 2013 Macbook Air arrived, I booted it up for the first time.  Upgraded any firmware needed and backed up the Mac files as stated in the Arch Wiki.  Also to […]