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Coding fonts

This is a list of popular coding fonts. My personal favorites are marked in bold. As for “why” … Consolas and Menlo are just super smooth. Right weight / height / spacing / proportions. You can “just work” with them and it’s never wrong. At the moment I think JetBrains Mono is just this tiny […]

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Shutter can’t edit images on Arch

Unfortunately shutter does no longer work (or not yet, maybe, hopefully 😉 with Wayland on Arch. But I still use it for image editing, namely screenshot annotations, for which this is the best tool by far I have ever found. Not to mention the most private one, cause everybody and his dog wants you to […]

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Install Arch with full disk encryption, btrfs and EFI

I recently had to re-install my beloved Arch Linux. For security I need (and use) full disk encryption. This is a cheatsheet for the whole procedure, because although the Arch Linux Wiki is excellent, it is also huge and sometimes you must pick your stuff together from many pages. This is what I am doing […]

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No password prompts for GitHub “hub” client

GitHub has a little cli tool called “hub” which makes working with repos a bit easier (“hub pull-request” instead of a lot of clicking around on the web). Unfortunately they don’t really tell you how to prevent password inputs every time you use it. Unless you dig deep: Create this config file … using the […]

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Linux font rendering sucks, a.k.a “Where is Boohomil”?

For some reason, the maintainer behind the “*-infinality” packages in Arch Linux “has gone missing” for a while. Why is that important to me? Because infinality is a patch set to a bunch of font and rendering packages, which make fonts under Linux look SO much better than the default setup. (Yes, there are still […]

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The state of things – management

Yep, this is the challenge why I converted from a freelancer (which I still prefer as a working model) to a “normal” employed person. I am a “manager” now. Well, I just have team responsibility. And it is crazy. This brings *so* many challenges which are so amazing (cause they’re new) and exhausting (cause I […]

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The state of things – technology

It’s been a while. I am currently pretty burned out, and the work keeps getting more. This is bad. But let’s talk about some challenges right now. So this is an overview of our … Technical state We’re still using Rancher. Rancher is super cool, but has the annoying habit of completely crashing about once […]