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October 17, 2018

Making a bootable USB with Windows in Linux using WoeUSB

WoeUSB is a tool that lets you /very easily/ create a bootable USB with Windows in Linux. It works with only one command, so there’s not much to write about. Continue reading →

Tags: Windows | WoeUSB
October 16, 2018

Converting FLAC audio to OGG Vorbis

I almost always buy my music from Bandcamp these days (no affiliation—just a happy customer), it’s a DRM-free service that let’s you download the music in various formats, like FLAC and OGG Vorbis. Continue reading →

Tags: FLAC | OGG_Vorbis | oggenc | Audio
October 13, 2018

Grouping and sorting regular and symlinked folders before files with ls in zsh

By default ls sorts all folders, symlinked folders and files by name and not by type and then by name, which is very annoying and sometimes even confusing. Continue reading →

Tags: zsh
October 10, 2018

Cleaning up filenames with detox

Detox is a neat little command-line tool that helps you clean up filenames. It will either remove or replace weird character, like Á will be replaced with A, an empty space with _ and it’s even smart enough to replace CGI escaped ASCII characters like %20 with _. Continue reading →

Tags: detox | CLI | Utilities
September 29, 2018

Manage Pulseaudio with the Ncurses mixer ncpamixer

I wanted to record some audio the other day, but for some reason ALSA didn’t want to play nice with me. It sounded like I used a tin can as a microphone across a soccer field. Continue reading →

September 23, 2018

Launch Twitch streams via Rofi using Twitchy

I wrote this little script for Rofi that lets me launch Twitch streams using Twitchy. It requires Rofi, Twitchy and Streamlink to work. Continue reading →

Tags: Rofi | Twitchy | Twitch
September 13, 2018

Adding a pause indicator to mpv media player

Depending on what you’re watching, it’s not always that obvious when you pause a video in mpv. I also often tend to pause the video by mistake and confuse myself even further, so I looked it up and found a script called pause-indicator.lua that adds just that. Continue reading →

Tags: mpv
September 4, 2018

Use a pixelated version of your desktop as your lockscreen with i3lock

I decided it was time to spice up my lockscreen, I’ve been using the same old static picture for what feels like years now. Continue reading →

Tags: i3lock | i3 | Scrot | ImageMagick
September 3, 2018

Tab completion for i3 commands in Bash and zsh

Something I miss from other window managers like Herbstluftwm is tab completion in the shell for the commands and features it supports. Partly because I’m lazy and partly because it’s not that easy to remember every feature when you rarely use them. Continue reading →

Tags: i3 | zsh | Bash
September 1, 2018

ytp - A super light command-line client for YouTube

I’ve been using youtube-viwer for a long time now and it’s a great command-line client for YouTube. It’s packed with features that allow you to use pretty much every feature possible on YouTube, but it comes at a price; the footprint. Continue reading →

Tags: ytp | YouTube