Today I was sighing out loud at work when the window$ explorer crashed once more unexpectedly… My colleague laughed and then told me about something I took for a joke at first… He said there was a an option in the window$ explorer which would stop it from crashing. I laughed out and inquired how that option was supposed to be named? The “Please don’t crash” button?
I’ve finally found a way to remind myself of important dates! Although it is a little too late now to use it really effectively (I’ve already finished my studies at university at which time I really could have used this), I think it will still find its use. What I’ve been looking for all the time is a tool which can organize dates and put them out in an interpretable format on the command line. The tool I found which does exactly that and exactly the way I want it is called calcurse.
As the name denotes, calcurse features a curse-based interface to organize your dates and a todo-list. It has extremely few dependencies and is very customisable. However, for me to be reminded all the time, the organized dates need to be present on my desktop all the time to increase the chance that I’ll actually have a look at them So I installed conky and started investigating on how to get it to display the dates from calcurse.
This week I decided to finally realise something I had planned for a rather long time… buy a USB stick and install Arch on it. Now, enthusiastic as I might be towards Linux generally and Arch specifically, I’m not as blind not to know that most people I want to get data to or from are using window$.
So I decided that the stick should be partitioned in three partitions: One to hold Arch, one (potentially encrypted) home partition and a large FAT32 partition, which is supposed to be accessible from various operating systems. Never having installed Linux on a USB stick before (except with a premade image file), I reckoned that this would take some time. I was wrong… not with the fact that it would take long, but with what exactly would take long.
There it is, my first blog ever.
I was already thinking about somehow writing down some of my experiences with computing in general and Linux in particular when crouse started offering blogs on this website. Being a very satisfied Arch Linux user since early 2008, I didn’t have to think twice about this generous offer. My name associated with my favourite Linux distribution? Why not!