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Git tricks

Collection of useful git commands etc. Revert a pull/merge etc. get a list of recent commits with git log --oneline select the hash (first word on each line) of the one you want to revert git revert -m 1 <selected_hash> ...

Encrypt a USB stick

This is still work in progress. A USB stick set up in this way is recognised by common filemanagers (e.g. Thunar, PCManFM) - it shows up as an encrypted device in the side bar, a password dialog pops up, and the twofold decrypt/mount process happens on one click. We will be using LUKS. The "plain ...

TWM Window Manager

twm is historical. It dates back to 1987, and is still being developed (although I think "maintained" would be more appropriate). I simply wanted to try it out and see what I can do with it, if I can customize it to my needs, both in functionality and looks. Screenshot Gallery Installation It's in ...

nocache - minimize filesystem caching effects

Once again I have to copy tons of files to a USB stick, and it's way too slow. It's a known effect on Linux systems. Why filemanagers cannot recognize that, I don't know. It's be enough to copy files one by one (queuing) instead of starting all those operation all at once. It also happens on the com...

The Fluxbox Windowmanager

This article is part of a series. I still managed to find the old Fluxbox web page (or here) from ~2002: How nice is that! What fascinates me about Fluxbox is its history. It has developed from blackbox around 2001, is still actively developed and has a devoted user base. In its early days it must ...

dwm window manager

I am interested in window managers that can do both tiling and floating layouts. I don't think I'll ever become a tiling purist, but trying out dwm for some longer time has been a good experience. There's some truth in it - the lack of "features" helps to focus on what's relevant. Both looking at an...

Dotfiles

The term usually refers to a (shareable) collection of all sorts of user configuration files, often through a VCS such as git. A collection of dotfiles might help to set up a fresh system, incorporate ideas & changes from different (but similar) systems, or to share these files with other Linux ...

32-bit Only Hardware - Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed...