Category Archives: Arch Linux

So I left Arch Linux… what’s up with that?

About a year ago I started this blog, primarily as a sort of public collection of notes on how to do things on Linux, especially Arch Linux. At the time I was annoyed by a lot of decisions Canonical made … Continue reading

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Keep your software clock up-to-date with ntpd

Recently I noticed that my system clock tends to run a little fast up to the point where it is 7 to 10 minutes ahead of the actual time. (I now know that hardware clocks in common computers are not … Continue reading

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Resize images directly from nautilus

The more often we need to a certain task, the more direct access we want to have to it. We don’t want to click through 10 sub-menus to create a new folder (that’s why it is right in the context … Continue reading

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Syncing your Google calendar data with gnome 3 without evolution

I use Google calendar to manage all my appointments, because of the nice¬†synchronization¬†with android. But sometimes when I need to quickly check if I’m free on some day I want my calendar within a one-click distance. The GNOME 3 shell … Continue reading

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Turning Gnome 3 into a usable thing

Note: Please keep in mind that this article was written in March 2012, so it may or may not be partially out of date. Much has been said about the usability or the lack thereof in GNOME 3 and I … Continue reading

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Global volume control with esekeyd

Something that has been bugging me ever since I first tried Linux (Ubuntu when it used to be… not shitty) is the fact, that the media button of my Laptop, especially the volume control, never seemed to work in fullscreen … Continue reading

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