Trying out Emacs again

A few days ago, I decided to give Emacs another try. I’ve previously attempted to use this text-editor / operating system — probably about 10 years ago or maybe a bit more — but never got the hang of it. A few years after my first try at Emacs, I discovered Markdown. Since then, I’ve used text editors with a GUI to write in this markup language. That was until two years ago when I encountered a Vim mode for Markdown and adapted it to my specific needs....

novembro 24, 2020 · 2 minutos · Bruno Miguel

My tools of trade in a Linux system

With no special order: Desktop environments and/or window managers plasma (to me, the best desktop environment for any free software operating system) i3wm (paired with picom [https://github.com/ibhagwan/picom] for transparency, blur and rounded corners) Terminal emulators konsole (I’ve grown very fond if this terminal emulator since I switched to the plasma desktop, and it has blur for the blings ;)) urxvt-unicode (with tabbedex, so I can have tabs with it) Text editors micro (my favorite and because it supports gui keybinds, although it’s a cli text editor) nano (simple and super useful, available by default in a lot of linux distributions) vim (I have a custom mode for writing markdown text) gedit (for when I need a text editor with a gui) Note taking qownnotes Browsers firefox (my favorite for around a decade and an half....

junho 19, 2020 · 2 minutos · Bruno Miguel

Managing dotfiles

I’ve been looking for a simple but powerful solution for managing my dotfiles, either the ones on my personal computer or the ones I use on virtual machines. After taking a look at a few options, I think I’ll give dotdrop a try and publish a new post as soon as I feel I’ve evaluated it enough.

junho 20, 2019 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel

Bash: how-to improve history manipulation

By default, up and down keys allow you to navigate your bash history. Another option is the history built-in command and bash expansions (ex.: !2 runs the second command, oldest to newest, from your bash history). There are also tools, like bash-it, that allow for better history manipulation, but this also adds a lot of other stuff, so it might make your .bashrc load slower. It will make your bash look good as hell too....

agosto 10, 2018 · 1 minuto · Bruno Miguel