My rc.local File

It’s no secret that when it comes to Linux distributions, I prefer Slackware. Partially that’s because Slackware feels the most Unix-like out of all of the distributions I’ve used over the years. I got my first taste of Unix with Solaris, and Slackware is the distribution that provides me with anything close to that same feeling. Over the past few months I’ve been using FreeBSD on my laptop, but I’m back to Slack now, and I feel like documenting a few of the tweaks I’ve made to my system. …

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Unscrewing git submodule updates

Sometimes when working with git submodules, submodules may be accidentally updated and committed. If you end up in such a situation where a submodule was accidentally bumped forward on you, and you’re in a bad state, here’s how you can roll things back. Checkout a previous commit where things worked git checkout COMMIT-HASH-HERE You can find the hash for your target commit by looking through your commit log. …

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Working from home

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, I am currently working from home. Luckily I have a basement office, so I’m not having to resort to working at the dining room table. Since I haven’t blogged in a while, and I like making lists, I thought I’d take this opportunity to jot down some of the software I’m using to make remote work as easy as possible. Plasma: The best desktop environment I’ve been a fan of the Plasma desktop environment for some time now. …

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