Project Zebra posts index

I'm blogging notes whilst I change my stripes and get to grips with Linux. Finding entries for reference later is going to be easier if I keep some form of index.

2016

Finally getting around to migrating away from Windows
general background
uswsusp hibernation
Video4Linux Control Panel webcam refresh rate
xfce themes + window manager theme + basic UI config
qt4ct + gtk3-nocsd
partition mounting
Thunderbird profile
samba shares
Truecrypt
backup script
initial software selection
config for Comix, Chromium, Opera, Dropbox, Foxit, fre:ac, XnViewMP
xdotool + sendto shortcuts + hotkeys + kdocker
LightDM multi-monitor setup
home folders
power manager
taskbar buttons
trash + Thunar prompt to send to trash

2017

in nomine imperator (reference: W40K)
Linux magazines
Wayland, Flatpak/Snap, LibreOffice, systemd news
icons + Whisker menu
DeadBeef, Vlevel, GIMP (abortive)

slide! (reference: Fight Club)
Wine, Wayland, LibreOffice news
MBR partitions
Deja Dup
GRUB menus
qpdfview
Foobar under Wine

stick that in yr pipe (reference: ceci n'est pas une pipe, Slackware)
wmctrl
GTK3 flat but working scrollbars
audio and screen locking
LightDM screenshot
disable GTK recent files

kingdom of the gnomes (reference: David the Gnome)
Ubuntu news
tips in passing
SysRq key

a need for understanding not vengeance (reference: OED definition of Ubuntu)
Ubuntu upgrade
Network Manager issues
Crossover Office + config
Gnome / GTK trends
GTK3 styling 3D scrollbars

that which is far off and exceeding deep (reference: Jules Verne quoting scripture about the Nautilus)
Ubuntu
Nemo
GTK3 development
Printscreen
VLC
Audible books
Samsung Galaxy Sfinder

Xfce marks the spot (reference: arrr!)
desktop environment tidy
GTK2 styling to closer match GTK3
Xfce

and you're rushing headlong (reference: Highlander, Queen Greatest Hits II)
get_iplayer
aliasing applications
screen tearing
rotating MP4
Tux magazine
emulating Acorn and Spectrum hardware

blood and iron and penguins (reference: Hellboy)
kdocker, show desktop, Thunar
monitor control, dbus
Intel graphics
muxing MP4
backups
QDirStats

it's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (reference: Halloween Peanuts)
Xfce panel launchers
SMPlayer
custom icons, Faenza, Obsidian
Nemo custom actions
printing issues
TuxOnIce
swappiness

WE KNOW THAT YOU CAN HEAR US EARTHMEN (reference: Captain Scarlet)
Ubuntu upgrade
LightDM & xscreensaver
gedit

Bonus posts:
- Dipping into some popular Linux desktop environments
- WONTFIX and the band plays on -- a tangent about open source projects
- Anniversary post, a year of having replaced Windows with Linux

2018

You can't really compare what we do to other departments (reference: X-Files)
CrossOver
Office 2013

Hold a chicken in the air, stick a deckchair up your nose (reference: Spitting Image)
Opera
LibreOffice
Xubuntu/Xfce/Ubuntu
current desktop
current software list

In theatre, blood is ketchup (Performance) (reference: Marina Abramovic)
hibernation
swappiness, cache_pressure
uBlock Origin
generic monitor panel plugin

We are not shipping your machine! (Xubuntu testing) (reference: Vidiu Platon)
pre-18.04 upgrade
Xfce

Meet the conversation king, well you can say just anything (reference: Wildhearts lyrics)
tooltips
start button
RISC OS
USB devices
show desktop

Picking up with Linux entries (reference: none)
SMPlayer
snaps
graphics freeze
GIMP
Compton
pkexec

Minimalist customisation on old hardware (reference: none)
Shuttle XS35GT
Samba

Let me know when you find out... (reference: Linus)
LU&D
backup script revision
systemd timers
Timeshift
Microsoft ICE
VLC hardware acceleration
Twitch, YouTube, MP3 cropping, install via deb, DVD to ISO, TrueCrypt lock, Opera codecs

Stand by for action. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... (reference: Thunderbirds)
Thunderbird
yad
pulseaudio
Foobar, 18.10 upgrade and GTK+3

And this is your brain on Cake (reference: Brass Eye)
IBM and Red Rat
Kdocker
Flatpak
FileZilla
XnViewMP
CrossOver
Chrome

2019

What we see there is nothing but savagery, injustice (reference: Mehmet Murat ildan)
CrossOver
Office 2016
Windows DO service
Chrome/Chromium
hibernation
MPV, mux audio/video, remove EXIF, VirtualBox shared folders, TrueCrypt NTFS volumes

Next he'll be wanting his own Thundertank (reference: Panthro)
VLC zoom shortcuts
GTK3 scrollbars
more FFMPEG snippets
youtube-dl