adventures in blogging

Just a short trip through my strange computer based quests.

Life slowing down.

August 06, 2019 — Sifr Nihilum

I think, as a part of usual, everyday life, things come in peaks, and troughs. For a short while I was discovering new things for the terminal daily, now... Not so much. If you have suggestions for things I should check out, do let me know.

That's not to say everything has stopped. I'm still mostly full on terminal fun. I keep trying new things, some related to the terminal, others related to just general linux fun. I tried awesome recently. It looks nice, but I don't enjoy using it as much as dwm. I'm debating trying a few WM's and seeing what comes up. There are some fun things that people are working on as hobbies, things that probably will never get beyond version 0.4, but that look like they might at least be interesting to play with. We can talk about that later.

For now, I'm trying out alpine linux. I've honestly been enjoying it. I own multiple computers, some of them more powerful than others. I'm writing this blog on my desktop, which is a fairly strong machine. I've yet to see it crushed by a game, it can take whatever I throw at it. It's happily running arch with dwm. Steam is installed. It's my mess with this machine, I can play and break it, and just run my arch install script and boom, it's back good as new. I have an OLD laptop. A sony vaio my father in law gave me, that is at least 7 years old? I don't actually know. It runs intel graphics and if I try and play nethack it'll probably explode. Since that's the case, I tend to use it just to play videos on. I had a whole bunch of stuff setup on it, and realized I could get away with installing alpine and dwm, and just ignoring it for the most part. I REALLY like alpine. I wish I could run games easily. It's easy to use, it's fun, and it's FAST.

Something will come up to keep things exciting I'm sure, but for now I'm just kind of enjoying the slow, patient fun of it all.

Tags: alpine, linux, awesomewm, dwm