tag: guide

NixOS 00: Complete NixOS n00b

10 Apr, 2020 - 3 minutes
This post explain how to get NixOS up and running without getting overloaded with too many new terms. Highlighted text is additional information that can be ignored if you only want to play with NixOS. This post assumes you can create a virtual machine. NixOS is a Linux distribution with a fancy package manager. You manage the whole system by editing a single configuration file. The package manager takes care of installing and configuring each package and service on your system, based on your single file.

Fedora and TeX: Initial Setup with Overleaf and Git

20 Mar, 2020 - 3 minutes
This is a very quick introduction to getting started with fedora and TeX. It will cover initial installation packages, simple TeX to PDF creation, and git integration with Overleaf, an online TeX platform. Base TeX Much of my work involves working with lots of TeX, so I’m going to install all the packages I might ever need. Now that’s all 1.8GB of it. You can find out about other options and what it means here.

Sway Fedora 32

20 Mar, 2020 - 1 minutes
For a while now sway and all the needed programs have been included in the fedora reposititories. Here is what I installed: sudo dnf install sway swayidle swaylock This will get you all you need for basic sway. sudo dnf install waybar rofi This gives you a fancy status bar waybar, and dmenu replacement called rofi. sudo dnf install pass passmenu wl-clipboard This installs all we need for pass to work via rofi.

CLI Email of the Future: Office 365 and QUB

15 Jan, 2020 - 3 minutes
This is a quick record of the steps taken to setup a local email copy, index, and reading. A list of software used is below, some are optional. GetMail : Mail Retriever notmuch : Local Mail Indexer alot : Mail User Agent (MUA) w3m* : a text based web browser and pager pass* : The unix password manager Daemontools* : Process supervision toolkit * Optional. Debian/Ubuntu All the software should be available via apt.