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desktop

I'm using Arch Linux on my personal machine. Here's a neofetch:

# michael @ arch in ~ [16:42:51]
$ neofetch
                   -`                    michael@arch
                  .o+`                   ------------
                 `ooo/                   OS: Arch Linux x86_64
                `+oooo:                  Host: K501UX 1.0
               `+oooooo:                 Kernel: 4.18.5-arch1-1-ARCH
               -+oooooo+:                Uptime: 1 hour, 47 mins
             `/:-:++oooo+:               Packages: 1143 (pacman)
            `/++++/+++++++:              Shell: zsh 5.5.1
           `/++++++++++++++:             Resolution: 1920x1080
          `/+++ooooooooooooo/`           WM: i3
         ./ooosssso++osssssso+`          Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
        .oossssso-````/ossssss+`         Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
       -osssssso.      :ssssssso.        Terminal: alacritty
      :osssssss/        osssso+++.       Terminal Font: Roboto Mono for Powerline
     /ossssssss/        +ssssooo/-       CPU: Intel i7-6500U (4) @ 3.100GHz
   `/ossssso+/:-        -:/+osssso+-     GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
  `+sso+:-`                 `.-/+oso:    GPU: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520]
 `++:.                           `-/+/   Memory: 6708MiB / 7871MiB
 .`                                 `/

For my desktop environment, I've got i3, a tiling window manager. I like it because it's lightweight and doesn't use much battery. My config can be found here. I tried i3gaps at one point but didn't feel like trying to fix the rendering artifacts so I switched back.

coding

I use the trial version of Sublime Text 3 on my personal computer, and neovim in the terminal. I use the default theme with the VSCode Dark theme.

passwords

For passwords, I'm using pass, which is a GPG-encrypted password store. The passwords are checked into a git repository in order to maintain consistency between multiple devices (I'm using Android Password Store on my phone). Then, I bind $mod+p to a rofi script so I can access them easily.

music

On my personal computer, I'm using mpd, the music player daemon along with sonata, which is a GTK frontend. I like using mpd because this also allows me to display my current playing song in my i3 bar.

screenshot

I'm using a custom screenshot tool.

this website

The stack for this website looks like:

For deployment, I'm using dip, a customizable webhook server that I wrote that rebuilds the source code on push.

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