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  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

https://christine.website/blog/nixos-des...2020-04-25 [Image: https://rum.sh/webtag-02.png]
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 73 11,372 11-01-2022, 08:27 AM
  Thread: What Do You Do for a Living
Post: RE: What Do You Do for a Living

These days my title is either Linux Engineer or Linux Consultant, both are basically sysadmin with extra steps. Since my first Linux job in 2013 I have worked for both large and small companies in va...
pyratebeard Off topic 3 252 29-12-2021, 12:06 PM
  Thread: Web Tag
Post: RE: Web Tag

https://lowtechmagazine.com ? [Image: https://rum.sh/webtag-01.png]
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 73 11,372 11-11-2021, 08:58 AM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

That sounds good. I would be happy to write something up but due to life commitments it may take a while. We have a great community here, I look forward to seeing how this takes shape.
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 10 782 11-10-2021, 04:10 PM
  Thread: webzine
Post: RE: webzine

I like this idea. Short articles are really handy when you're skimming the internet on a coffee break. How would the submissions work? Would anything be excepted and then someone takes on the role ...
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 10 782 11-10-2021, 01:22 PM
  Thread: What are you working on?
Post: RE: What are you working on?

(01-10-2021, 02:11 PM)z3bra Wrote: I decided to make my email stack more robust, so I built a secondary mail server to queue up mails in the event that my primary server goes down. Turns out, it's s...
pyratebeard Programming On Unix 380 157,420 08-10-2021, 05:59 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

thanks for that z3bra, it looks more likely that we will be able to get Ubuntu laptops in work so this is handy to know
pyratebeard GNU/Linux 13 1,168 02-09-2021, 10:27 AM
  Thread: How do I Ubuntu ?
Post: RE: How do I Ubuntu ?

As much as I don't like Ubuntu and Gnome Shell it is nice that you are running native Linux. My current work laptop is running my Linux distro in a VM. My company is toying with allowing Ubuntu lapto...
pyratebeard GNU/Linux 13 1,168 09-08-2021, 05:20 PM
  Thread: Favorite Terminal Applications
Post: RE: Favorite Terminal Applications

- os: arch - wm: 2bwm - shell: zsh - terminal: rxvt-unicode, tmux - music: cmus - video: mpv - image: sxiv, feh - email: mutt, offlineimap - wallpaper: hashwall - editor: vim - pdf: zathura - screensh...
pyratebeard BSD 104 47,428 02-07-2021, 08:21 AM
  Thread: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]
Post: RE: Workflow Compilation [June Events 2021]

late to the party... * video * scrot warez used: * 2bwm * urxvt * tmux * interrobang * z3bra's todo script * cmus * xero's hashwall script * scrot * syntax samurai pb script * irssi * qutebrowser
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 32 4,352 01-07-2021, 12:27 PM
  Thread: Unix and the Industry
Post: RE: Unix and the Industry

I haven't seen any UNIX systems in operation for a few years. In a previous job we had a lot of AIX and HP-UX systems which I had to manage, and even a Tru64 system! I would assume the AIX and HP-UX...
pyratebeard Psychology, Philosophy, and Licenses 7 3,758 15-02-2021, 08:26 AM
  Thread: Activities proposals
Post: RE: Activities proposals

(09-02-2021, 01:12 PM)phillbush Wrote: Xonotic has also been proposed. I have a private Xonotic server if we want to use it.
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 9 1,683 10-02-2021, 06:05 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(26-11-2020, 01:46 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: You an Irish bloke are ya Pyrate? Not Irish but currently a resident of Dublin.
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,703 962,636 30-11-2020, 06:14 AM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

Cheers (25-11-2020, 12:42 PM)opFez Wrote: Can you actually program anything with that font? It's tiny! It's not the size that matters... or something. The font isn't that small, I sometimes go a s...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,703 962,636 25-11-2020, 04:29 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

I tweaked my cursed theme to look less like gruvbox. [Image: https://pyratebeard.net/scrots/zombie-01.png]
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,703 962,636 25-11-2020, 08:26 AM
  Thread: what are you listening to?
Post: RE: what are you listening to?

https://andrewhulshult.bandcamp.com/ I find quite a lot of video game music is good for when I am working. These albums by Andrew Hulshult have an industrial metal sound to them.
pyratebeard Off topic 42 9,307 24-11-2020, 06:09 AM
  Thread: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programming Environment
Post: RE: Nixers Book Club - Book #1: The UNIX Programmi...

(21-11-2020, 11:33 AM)venam Wrote: how to change @ at-sign and # sharp sign for kill and erase), syncing the baud rate, how to pause and continue the stream (ctrl-s ctrl-q), the break key, and much ...
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 44 7,713 21-11-2020, 05:32 PM
  Thread: Your PROMPT
Post: RE: Your PROMPT

my minimal zsh prompt: [Image: https://pyratebeard.net/scrots/nixers-prompt.png]
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 49 22,900 09-11-2020, 06:27 AM
  Thread: Nixers Conf 2020 [Recordings and Feedbacks]
Post: RE: Nixers Conf 2020 [Recordings and Feedbacks]

(01-11-2020, 04:53 PM)venam Wrote: Did you find the talks interesting? What did you like about them?I found all the talks interesting. They were technical enough without being too complicated to fo...
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,963 02-11-2020, 06:49 AM
  Thread: Hey Nixers!
Post: RE: Hey Nixers!

(07-10-2020, 08:20 PM)l0bster Wrote: "come out of my shell"( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) hoi, welcome to nixers
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 16 2,771 08-10-2020, 05:48 AM
  Thread: Battlestations!
Post: RE: Battlestations!

(06-10-2020, 07:36 AM)Ramiferous Wrote: drinking some Founder CBS Excellent choice
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 256 145,758 06-10-2020, 09:45 AM
  Thread: Battlestations!
Post: RE: Battlestations!

Updates since working from home; wrapped my desk in comic book cutouts to make it more interesting, moved the desk away from the window due to glare, replaced most of the PC components (specs below). ...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 256 145,758 05-10-2020, 07:38 AM
  Thread: New nixers.net Screenshots Webpage!
Post: RE: New nixers.net Screenshots Webpage!

(04-10-2020, 10:17 AM)mcol Wrote: All above done, too :) Nice work mcol
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 30 5,441 04-10-2020, 12:04 PM
  Thread: What shell do you guys use?
Post: RE: What shell do you guys use?

(01-10-2020, 05:48 PM)injinj Wrote: I think that the missing shell in this discussion is Powershell. Powershell is like the SystemD for Windows, except with command line capabilities. "Aww, look at...
pyratebeard BSD 79 37,444 02-10-2020, 06:11 AM
  Thread: How Do You Partition Your Drives
Post: RE: How Do You Partition Your Drives

My partition layout is mostly down to habit I picked up as a sysadmin. Using LVM and separate partitions so the system can be manipulated. My PC has /home on a RAID5 array. Code:NAME  &nb...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 10 3,605 28-09-2020, 04:58 AM
  Thread: What IRC channel's do you auto connect to?
Post: RE: What IRC channel's do you auto connect to?

On freenode I'm most active in #nixers_net & #dublinlinux (LUG channel). I also have #sysadmin on irc.darkscience.net open. Sometimes I will jump on to rizon and snoonet, but not so much recentl...
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 15 2,692 18-09-2020, 03:19 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

(16-09-2020, 05:06 PM)evbo Wrote: I really like that colorscheme. My first thought was a mix of Gruvbox and sourcerer. Thanks. I have never used Gruvbox, but just had a quick look at the scheme. I...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,703 962,636 17-09-2020, 03:23 PM
  Thread: Unix screen-shots thread!
Post: RE: Unix screen-shots thread!

Yet another theme I have been playing around with. This one, I am calling "cursed", is inspired by "sourcerer" by xero and loosely based on the colours I had in my "port_royal" scheme. [Image: https...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 1,703 962,636 11-09-2020, 06:48 AM
  Thread: Gopher anyone?
Post: RE: Gopher anyone?

(10-09-2020, 09:16 PM)z3bra Wrote: I declare the very first nixers community gopher server ALIVE ! Browse it at gopher://g.nixers.net. Awesome, thanks z3bra and venam. Hopefully this becomes an int...
pyratebeard Old school stuff 36 25,201 11-09-2020, 05:58 AM
  Thread: Hi nixers ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Post: RE: Hi nixers ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Greetings mcol, and welcome.
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 17 5,951 04-09-2020, 09:10 AM
  Thread: Sci-fi and Futurism
Post: RE: Sci-fi and Futurism

Sci-fi is such a broad genre in both literature and film. Some of my favourite sci-fi novels are a bit more "near-future" and Earth-bound instead of the vast sweeping space fantasy from the likes of ...
pyratebeard Off topic 13 2,533 03-09-2020, 07:32 AM
  Thread: Lighter versions of sites
Post: RE: Lighter versions of sites

(03-09-2020, 05:16 AM)z3bra Wrote: I just found out about https://nitter.net, which is like invidio.us for twitter. It aims to provide twitter access without javascript, so it seem to qualify :) I f...
pyratebeard The WWW 11 3,802 03-09-2020, 07:04 AM
  Thread: What's your favorite book?
Post: RE: What's your favorite book?

On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers has to be one of my favourite novels. I will also read anything by Cory Doctorow and Charles Stross. The Laundry Files series by Stross is an excellent mix of horror,...
pyratebeard Off topic 28 12,647 26-07-2019, 09:47 AM
  Thread: Remote work solution
Post: RE: Remote work solution

For work I work remote quite a bit. Any dev work is done in git. We have a VPN for access to the company network. For any op work I ssh through one (or more!) jump servers. On our main jumpserver ...
pyratebeard Servers Administration, Networking, & Virtualization 26 7,138 25-04-2019, 12:49 PM
  Thread: Your Latest Workflow Improvement
Post: RE: Your Latest Workflow Improvement

(27-02-2019, 06:20 AM)venam Wrote: When I have to do something after X time or at X time I just fire up `at` with notify-send and/or some sound. It's pretty neat, light, and simple. I have started u...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 161 80,837 11-04-2019, 01:28 PM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

(12-03-2019, 06:46 AM)venam Wrote: I find myself searching on my own blog or own writing more often and reviewing it as a reminder, a sort of wiki. I also look through my own blog to remind myself o...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 22,080 27-03-2019, 10:05 AM
  Thread: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications
Post: RE: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications

(06-03-2019, 02:03 PM)venam Wrote: Also, it's showing notifications even when the state is charging. I hadn't noticed that, cheers. I'll try and look at a fix. (06-03-2019, 02:03 PM)venam Wrote: ...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 16 5,774 06-03-2019, 03:43 PM
  Thread: Battlestations!
Post: RE: Battlestations!

As discussed on #unix here is my current work setup [Image: https://i.imgur.com/56JNCC8.jpg] No, I don't need all those screens, I normally only use two of them. **EDIT: Include my home battlestati...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 256 145,758 06-03-2019, 11:50 AM
  Thread: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications
Post: RE: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications

I improved the script I posted above and included the systemd service on github. PRs welcome.
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 16 5,774 05-03-2019, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

(01-03-2019, 07:33 PM)z3bra Wrote: I think i just need a big greppable directory :P I use ag (the_silver_searcher) from within vim to search my wiki files.
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 22,080 05-03-2019, 09:26 AM
  Thread: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications
Post: RE: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications

(05-03-2019, 06:41 AM)venam Wrote: EDIT: The script is probably simple but sharing is caring. check-battery.sh There is probably a much nicer way of doing this, any suggestions are welcome.
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 16 5,774 05-03-2019, 09:08 AM
  Thread: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications
Post: RE: Bar, Panels, Conky, Notifications

In the past I have used an extremely detailed conky to view system stats, then when I moved to awesomewm I used the default bar to view cpu, network, and memory information. Now I don't have a bar at...
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 16 5,774 05-03-2019, 06:23 AM
  Thread: Keeping Track of Your Things
Post: RE: Keeping Track of Your Things

I started using vimwiki for taking notes in work. I created a git repo and combined that with gollum to serve it as a webpage which I can access from anywhere.
pyratebeard Desktop Customization & Workflow 53 22,080 28-02-2019, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Week in the TTY (June 2018)
Post: RE: Week in the TTY (2018)

I'm going to attempt the week again this year, although this time I'll do it in work. I can do most of my work in the TTY, will still need a browser for MS Teams and some other work apps. I can use ...
pyratebeard Community & Forums Related Discussions 13 9,448 05-06-2018, 06:01 AM
  Thread: Howdy, y'all!
Post: RE: Howdy, y'all!

Ahoy! Welcome to nixers. How did your step-grandpa get on learning Linux? Should we expect to see him on the forums as well... or is he already here..?
pyratebeard 10 5,960 18-04-2018, 10:39 AM