Startout

First I wanted my first entry to be nagging about my wireless but well, wouldn’t be such a nice way to start out.

So I decided to rather start out with my system :)

I’m running Arch on a HP Compaq nc2400 kind of subnotebook which actually runs out of the box without any problems (except for my wifi¬† problem which is to follow).

Lately the Arch community and all of its maniacs for CLI applications and tiling WMs have taken over all of what I am doing voluntarily on my computer so I spend much time on looking for nice and fast solutions for everything. Actually the only thing I still do via GUI is browsing the internet. And even that recently got a cut-down since I have decided to use newsbeuter for my frequently visited news-pages.

Well now,¬† so what I’m running is:

  • WM: wmii (wmii-hg from AUR)
  • Terminal: urxvt (-d/-c) –> screen and dvtm as multiplexers
  • Browser: vimprobable/firefox (only where vimprobable fails)/links
  • Media: mplayer, vlc for broken files
  • OpenOffice for homeworks (to be replaced by LaTeX)

I could go on there but I consider these the ones where I am more or less fixed at this point of time. I wanted to add vim for an editor but I thought it’d fit better in this comment. Uuuh, I should stick to small posts about cool stuff :D

For wmii I am using the almost stock dash script as wmiirc. Since I lack any profound programming knowledge this is where I can still do the most. I might give python a try in the future though.

Uhm… Well wasn’t this interesting?

Well, for the future this blog is supposed to be a way to publish my configuration issues nice new discoveries (like xcalib, yeah!) and wireless issues grr! So nothing fancy. But since many times I am looking for a very particular problem a small blog like this saves my day so this is my contibution :D

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