I’m renaming my Fedora rpm-ostree Xfce variant to Vauxite. The rpm-ostree-based variants of desktops for Fedora have been using a naming convention based on silver and blue minerals. Like Kinoite (KDE Plasma), Lazulite (Lxqt), and Sodalite (Pantheon). I figure I might as well follow suit. I chose the name “Vauxite” because, as far as I’ve gathered, it’s the only silver and blue mineral that contains the letter X in its name, and I also like the word itself for aesthetic reasons.
Firejail: security sandbox I’m trying to get back into editing Wikipedia. Wikipedia has a policy that editors are not allowed to use VPNs or anything that hides their IP address, but makes an exception for users behind the Great Firewall of China and other countries that censor Internet access. I didn’t want to give up using my VPN – currently Mullvad VPN, whose service I’ve been quite pleased with – so I had to find a way to edit Wikipedia using the IP address from my ISP.
Every day, my productivity consists of haphazardly going from one thing to the other. I’m too exhausted at the moment to describe it eloquently and humorously in a meme format. Basically, within a span of thirty minutes, it’s like: I’ll work on the course on A Cloud Guru. But my Golang project, though. Perl, Raku. C++ problems on Exercism. Reading about init systems and why Systemd is bad. Perusing the runit documentation.
Context I recently decided to start using my own home server to store my dotfiles. The main reasons are simplicity, privacy, and security. I previously stored them in a repository on my GitHub account and installed them with Ansible, but I have increasingly found it cumbersome when trying to keep them updated and in sync. On GitHub, the changes (and mistakes!) I make to my dotfiles are publicly viewable; sometimes I’ll make changes several times a day, sometimes scrapping a change entirely when I later realize it was not such a good idea or breaks something in my activity flow.