Linux For Poets

Linux For Poets

My thoughts and experiences with open source software

  • My Computer Updates - Distro-Hopper Chronicles

    In the last year or so, I have been trying to be less distracted, and do less random stuff like internet rambles about software. But you know what? That just makes me do fewer interesting projects and experiments, which is terribly boring. I don’t want to be boring or bored. So here’s a Linux update, straight from my noggin! I’m...

  • Keyboards in 2003

    I would like to complain about modern computers for a moment. My favorite computer that I currently own is a 10 year old Dell Inspiron Mini 10V netbook with a cool 1 GB of RAM and a 1.6 GHz processor. It is beautiful. I mean, obviously, this is a crappy computer. It is small and slow, but when I put...

  • Linux Fest Northwest

    I went to Linux Fest Northwest last month. (I started writing this right after and delayed a little in posting it. Sorry.) It was a beautiful experience and I would like to talk about it a little.

    Yerba Mate at Linux Fest

    My love of Linux has gone on for some years. I heard about Linux Fest...

  • Open Source Notes and Writing on Linux

    I have a long standing addiction to note taking and writing software. It’s a chronic condition. When I used a Mac, I was fond of Ulysses as a writing program. It has a nice layout, file browser and uses Markdown, which strikes the balance of giving you formatting options (headers, lists, bold, etc.), but without too much distraction (all the...

  • Phones and Philosophy

    I got a new iPhone 5c. I also sold my iPad back to Mac of All Trades. I find now that I want to keep the little Android tablet that I bought (a Hisense Sero Pro). It’s a cute little thing, and it can do small, simple things that I want it to. I mostly want it for taking notes...