Online Colorscheme Configurator for i3, i3status, dmenu

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This is a crude webapp for generating configuration files for theming i3, i3status, and dmenu. Change any of the inputs and you’ll be greeted with a UI tool to select a color. Copy and paste colors between fields to make them consistent. Online Colorscheme Configurator for i3, i3status, dmenu As you make changes the mocked-up… Read more »

Linux-Compatible USB-C to HDMI Adapter

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I recently purchased the Dell XPS 13 (9350) laptop, which lacks any dedicated video output ports but does have a USB-C port. This recent Skylake-based laptop is constantly gaining hardware compatibility with Linux with each kernel release, so almost as soon as a new kernel comes out I upgrade. Consequently I’m currently running Linux Kernel 4.6.2…. Read more »

Enabling Yubikey U2F support in Linux

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If you’re using a Yubikey device with a Linux computer, you may have noticed that plugging in the device and pressing the button does emit a string of characters, however it fails to work with U2F websites when using, say, Google Chrome. In order to get it working, you’ll want to execute the following command… Read more »

Installing Linux Mint on an XPS13 (9350)

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The XPS13 2016 edition (the 9350) runs Linux pretty good, gets 8 hours of battery life, that is after you’ve done a bit of configuration. With this machine sporting a bleeding 6th Gen Intel Skylake you’ll need to upgrade the Linux Kernel. Upgrade BIOS The BIOS is a bit outdated. With the old BIOS you’ll find… Read more »

Add PDF Previews to Chromium for Linux

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Chromium is the entirely free version of Google Chrome. What makes it entirely free? Well, it doesn’t include license restricted code, such as the PDF viewer. If you’re like me, you’re a stickler for installing software using your distributions package manager, and prefer doing so over installing packages outside of the package manager. And honestly, I… Read more »

Remove OpenDNS from Linux Mint

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I recently purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, which has been an absolutely stellar laptop so far, after immediately replacing Windows with Linux (specifically, Mint). One of the unfortunate things about Linux Mint is that it chooses to fallback DNS resolution to OpenDNS, which in the world of DNS is a sort of spyware. If… Read more »