I'm using Arch Linux on my personal machine. Here's a neofetch:
# michael @ kawa in ~ [12:42:16] $ neofetch -` [email protected] .o+` ------------ `ooo/ OS: Arch Linux x86_64 `+oooo: Host: K501UX 1.0 `+oooooo: Kernel: 5.1.8-arch1-1-ARCH -+oooooo+: Uptime: 10 hours, 32 mins `/:-:++oooo+: Packages: 960 (pacman), 242 (nix) `/++++/+++++++: Shell: zsh 5.7.1 `/++++++++++++++: Resolution: 1920x1080 `/+++ooooooooooooo/` Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3] ./ooosssso++osssssso+` Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3] .oossssso-````/ossssss+` Terminal: alacritty -osssssso. :ssssssso. CPU: Intel i7-6500U (4) @ 3.100GHz :osssssss/ osssso+++. GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M /ossssssss/ +ssssooo/- GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] `/ossssso+/:- -:/+osssso+- Memory: 3789MiB / 7867MiB `+sso+:-` `.-/+oso: `++:. `-/+/ .` `/
My desktop environment is i3 on X11. I like it because it's lightweight and doesn't use much battery. Even after many years my laptop can still sustain 5-6 hours of prolonged usage.
Currently using ProtonMail.
For passwords, I'm using pass, which is a GPG-encrypted password store. The passwords are checked into a git repository in order to maintain consistency between multiple devices (I'm using Android Password Store on my phone). Then, I bind
$mod+p to a rofi script so I can access them easily.
On my personal computer, I'm using mpd, the music player daemon along with Cantata, which is a Qt frontend. I like using mpd because this also allows me to display my current playing song in my i3 bar.
I'm using a custom screenshot tool, written by myself using Rust. The advantage of this over something like scrot or maim would be the ability to first freeze the screen before selecting a region.
my phone (permalink)
My phone is running the latest version of LineageOS without Google Apps, in a small effort to liberate myself from Google services. Most of the apps that I need notifications from on my phone can contact servers directly without going through Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging, which is where push notifications traditionally go.
First, here's a list of free software that I use, available from F-Droid, a free-software app store:
- DAVx5. Great for syncing my calendar, contacts, and todo list between my computer and my phone. With a self-hosted CalDAV server, my data is in my hands.
- DNSFilter. Creates a local VPN and selectively blocks requests based on existing blacklists. This actually filters a lot of advertising and tracking data on the regular.
- Termux. It's a terminal on your phone. Why not?
- Weechat Android. Weechat is an IRC client that can act like a server. With this app, my phone connects to that server and retrieves messages, including sending me notifications for new highlights and such.
Other software I use include:
- Authy. Unfortunately, until I figure out my 2-factor backup plan, I'm going to have to stick with Authy since it handles backups well. The long-term solution here is to use backup codes, but I haven't gotten around to sorting that out yet.
- Firefox. Yes, Firefox is on Android.
- Signal. Encrypted chat that uses phone numbers for identity so you can basically replace SMS with almost no user-interface changes.
And a slew of other non-free apps that have pretty specific uses, though I think I've crippled my phone to the point where many of those apps are unusable. One of these days I'll go in and purge them again.
this website (permalink)
The stack for this website looks like:
- The source code is written as a set of Gutenberg config files.
- This is then transpiled into static HTML + resources using Zola, a static site generator written with Rust.
- Changes are deployed using Git hooks.
- Static files are served from a web root using nginx through a virtual host.
- And here it is!