LineageOS

Lately I’ve been experiencing many issues on my Xiaomi ‘smart’phone. From phone calls not working to laggy applications, from unsolicited reboots to advertising on my notifications. Issues were so much increasing in number and in gravity I decided to take a risk and switch to LineageOS. If you don’t know what LineageOS is, think of it as stock Android with no Google apps, no Chinese shitware, and overall better performance and more customizability....

May 5 2021 · 3 min

Issues on GNOME 40

I admit I am writing this blog post with a bit of sadness. I regularly used GNOME over any other Desktop Environment for years. I have always preferred it because it is minimalistic, easy to use, has a keyboard-driven workflow and allows separating your workflow in multiple dynamic workspaces, with which you could easily move applications across them with the mouse or the keyboard in an intuitive manner. They also offer a polished, solid and reliable ecosystem of applications you can immediately start working with, and the wonderful Wayland integration was also a valid bonus....

Apr 12 2021 · 4 min

My new website

I have to say huge thanks to Surendrajat that inspired me with his blog post, because these days I’ve played a lot with Hugo, building my first website. Thanks to his suggestion, I’ve found out GitLab offers free webhosting through GitLab Pages, a service analogous to GitHub Pages which allows you to manage your website through git. This was exactly what I was looking for. Building my website was immediate. I looked into the collection of default themes to play around with many different ones....

Mar 29 2021 · 2 min

Don't consume mainstream social media feeds if you value the quality of your time

We are looking at mainstream social media feeds such as Facebook, Twitter, Reddit to get good contents and news. Reject using them, and adopt RSS with a curated list of blogs we truly like. The problem The impact of social media on time and mood is something I had experienced many times in the past. When I was using mainstream social media, I was unawarely spending my time on poor quality content....

Mar 20 2021 · 2 min

Learn to teach

If you want to learn something, you need to be able to explain it, to everyone, in simple words so that they can understand, regardless of their cultural and technical background. Teaching something, with simple terms, requires knowing it at its deepest meaning. Taking such step is important to go from just knowing something to being confident about it. To fully do it, you need to explain it to someone who has absolutely no clue about the subject....

Mar 18 2021 · 2 min

Doing it again

Today will be a new beginning for my blog. After dealing with my grave family issues, I am ready to start again with this textual adventure; the last time it did not go really well (I only had a lucky strike when a guy posted one of my articles to Hacker News) and I was not satisfied with the quality of my posting. I strongly desire to change some important things:...

Mar 16 2021 · 1 min

Syncthing is simply a wonderful tool

This is maybe because I have always had a slow internet connection, or probably it is just something related to my cronic lazyness, but I have never been a fan of self-hosted cloud. I have nothing on any kind of cloud, and I do not use remote calendars, agendas, file storage - not even mentioning cloud services from big corporations such as Google Drive, One Drive, or MEGA (which was seized by the New Zealand’s government in the past) - but I do not feel like I am missing anything in my work and study day....

Feb 27 2021 · 3 min