Working with Kakoune [Part 1]

Some friends recently requested an analogue of this excellent introduction to Vim techniques for the kakoune editor. This is my attempt to demonstrate the fundamental operations that allow you to be productive in kakoune. I'll be following roughly the same outline as that Vim blog post, since I think the progression flows well and it… Continue reading Working with Kakoune [Part 1]

Connecting a Sony PS3 Controller to Ubuntu Linux

A dandelion puff

I've been emulating older games on my desktop for a while now, and I like to use a PS3 controller for games that expect the player to have a controller. I feel that I should share the procedure that I use to connect the controller via bluetooth, as I discovered the trick mostly by serendipity.… Continue reading Connecting a Sony PS3 Controller to Ubuntu Linux

Kinesis Freestyle 2 and Linux, Part 4: Automation

Cherry Blossoms, Osaka, Japan

After a few more months of contemplation and some helpful suggestions from Ed Nisley (you can check out his blog here), I have discovered a viable way to automate running the userspace driver for my keyboard when it is plugged in. I've already had to tangle with udev once during this project, so it came… Continue reading Kinesis Freestyle 2 and Linux, Part 4: Automation

System76 Galago Pro Graphics Performance with Pop!_OS

A single orange flower in a sea of blue and white.

I love my System76 Galago Pro. I've had it since last summer, and it has been a great portable workstation. I must admit, however, that it isn't perfect. The whole time that I've been using this laptop, it's fan has been hyperactive. It would spin up for seemingly any reason, and the machine would heat… Continue reading System76 Galago Pro Graphics Performance with Pop!_OS