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I’ve published my dotfiles on Github. The readme discusses some very simple and effective strategies for maintaining dotfiles, without the overhead of any third-party tools.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve had to write a detailed post-mortem, and luckily this time the impact is very minimal - I’ve accidentally nuked the contents of the hard drive of my laptop, which I rarely use for any “serious” work. It’s made me reconsider disaster recovery plans, because mine didn’t quite stand the test.
I’m recently becoming a fan of the text editor
mg(1). It is exactly what the man
page advertises it to be: a small, fast, and portable Emacs clone.
I’m a big fan of UUIDs. They make life better, wherever I need to organise things - correlating objects between vastly different data sources, storage formats, structures, non-structures, databases, caches, etc. I already use them as PKs in Postgres, filenames in S3, and many more; today I wanted to spread their usage to accounting.
In April 2019, a friend gave me an iPhone. I gave it a try, and it made me question my life.
The old website is gone. Welcome the new stuff.
It’s been years since I last updated the page describing my stack, so here’s the new stuff.
For whenever I forget random silly things like “how to exit
vi” (I’m an Emacs
Updated 2019-12-22: With dark mode CSS, it’s now possible to match your website’s color scheme with the user’s preferences. Finally!
I’ve pieced my rig together quite carefully, creating a rather unique stack. At the fundamental level it’s not so different from a hundred thousand other hackers' stacks, and thus to comply with the #1 rule of custom stacks, it demands a dedicated post explaining how cool and unique it is.