Category: misc

Dotfiles

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-06-01. Tags: howido,

For about 7 years, I have managed my dotfiles from my home directory in a github repo and symlinked the files on the system where I wanted to use them. I recently had a catastrophic system upgrade (of my own doing) and had to rebuild a lot of my home …

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How I do mail

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-05-26. Tags: technical, howido,

Email is one of those "necessary evils" in the world. There is pretty much no way around it, though things like Teams tries (and fails because it's a giant POS). Until Teams, Outlook was my most-hated MS creation. I think it is a jumbled mess of crap that complicates email …

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MS Teams Rant

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-03-11. Tags: rant, technical,

I have used instant messaging programs essentially since the world wide web began. I have used IRC, ICQ, XMPP (various clients), Pidgin (for access to various protocols), Slack, Discord, Telegram, Matrix, and many others. I think I have a wealth of professional (and hobby) experience with chat protocols and clients …

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poke

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-03-03. Tags: update, programming,

After playing with the cactus comments a little bit yesterday, I started playing with themes for this site. Since it takes modifying each theme to get the comments to work, I created a little utility to automatically modify pelican themes to use cactus.chat.

All of the details are on …

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