Category: misc

MS Teams Rant

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-11-29. Tags: rant, technical,

Note

I originally wrote this on 2021-03-11. I have kept this up-to-date with my various gripes and frustrations (and even the few things that have been fixed) as I come across them.

Introduction

I have used instant messaging programs essentially since the world wide web began. I have used IRC …

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Fedora and Slack

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-11-09.

I have loved Slack and have used it for a very long time. It is the standard by which I judge all other chat platforms. While it's certainly not perfect, it's as close to perfect as any of the options out there, and the mobile client in particular is stellar …

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Darkness

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-11-09.

For the longest time, I had been against "dark" themes on my computer. Much of the time the colors were just not optimized and so many things were hard to see because of that. That was a long time ago, and now dark themes have gotten more love than they …

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Live on IPFS

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-07-26.

I have been toying with IPFS for quite a while. Typically just hosting decentralized file shares for things that I post to reddit. Today I decided "since I am publishing arachnitech.com via pelican, it is already a static site, and could pretty easily be pushed to IPFS. So here's …

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Joplin-jrnl

Written by kellya in misc on 2021-06-30. Tags: notetaking,

One of the things I am constantly trying to do better is note taking. I do generally prefer to take notes on paper, but I like the accessiblity of things being digital. I'm also a huge nerd, so end up trying to make digital work. I have tried various things …

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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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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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