Humaid AlQassimi

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My favourite software

Aug 12, 2019 · 1 min read

This is a list of software which improved the way I use my computer.

Backing up

I use Borg which allows me to efficiently backup my files, it supports encryption and deduplication of files, allowing me to use a fraction of space compared to a traditional method.

Text editing & document processing

I use neovim because it is fast, minimal and just works. Editors like VS Code and Atom sucks, a text editor shouldn’t be using 500-700MB of RAM to open a small text file.

I usually write my notes and reports in Markdown, which is then converted to PDF (through LaTeX) with pandoc. LaTeX is used when I need more control over the document.

Linux/Unix utilities and programs

  • maim: a simple command-line based screenshot program.
  • zsh/Oh My Zsh: my favourite shell environment setup.
  • sxiv: a perfect, suckless image viewer.
  • zathura: a light PDF viewer which uses Vi keyboard shortcuts.
  • Claws Mail: a mail client which is lightweight and delightful to use.

Desktop environment

  • My window manager is dwm, modified to support volume and brightness controls, and theme colour changed. Now I don’t think I can switch to any other window manager.
  • My terminal emulator is st, which seems to just work well.

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Articles from blogs I follow around the net

These articles do not represent my opinions or views.

New Blog Post: Making My Website More Accessible

Making My Website More Accessible [//]: # "" Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2020-02-06 | Last Updated: 2020-02-06 For about one and a half months now I've been working on redesigning paritybit.ca to make it more accessible. In that time I've…

via paritybit.ca - Blog February 6, 2020

Dependencies and maintainers

I’m 34,018 feet over the Atlantic at the moment, on my way home from FOSDEM. It was as always a lovely event, with far too many events of interest for any single person to consume. One of the few talks I was able to attend1 left a persistent worm of thought …

via Drew DeVault's Blog February 6, 2020

KnightOS was an interesting operating system

KnightOS is an operating system I started writing about 10 years ago, for Texas Instruments line of z80 calculators — the TI-73, TI-83+, TI-84+, and similar calculators are supported. It still gets the rare improvements, but these days myself and most of the…

via Drew DeVault's Blog January 27, 2020

New Blog Post: Automating the Publishing of Articles

Automating the Publishing of Articles Written By: Jake Bauer | Posted: 2019-12-30 | Last Updated: 2019-12-30 If you're seeing this, it means my automation script worked perfectly. There was too much manual work involved in publishing things to my website…

via paritybit.ca - Blog December 30, 2019

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