I've been using the mutt e-mail client for about two years now. I love mutt. I'm a die hard Linux/BSD guy, and am in the console a lot. I love mutt's simplicity"1 & power. I love being able to customize it. Mutt's motto is among the best ever penned: "All mail clients suck. This one just sucks less." It is so fast at e-mail (reading/deleting/sorting/tagging/moving/filtering, etc), that it is hard to use anything else. Yes, I've used other Linux (GUI) e-mail clients such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Geary, SeaMonkey & GroupWise (yes, they have…

I’m thinking of doing some future screencasts/tutorials on tmux, and found this software called key-mon. The best options I found so far, are: nohup key-mon --nomouse --backgroundless -t modern --scale=2 1.6 --no-press-fadeout=1 & And this is the best screencast bitrate I’ve come up with so far (Arch Linux): avconv -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -r 30 -i :0.0 -qscale 0 -vcodec huffyuv destination.avi Posted in Uncategorized | Tags: arch, archlinux, demo, keymon, tmux | Leave a comment |…

I need oracle tools to diagnose and troubleshoot.  This is the easiest, and least intrusive method I've found: Download and extract the "u01" folder from the Oracle XE RPM installation to /. Update your *.ora files here: /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe/network/admin/ Export environment variables: export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/xe export ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH Test it out. Seems to work just fine without having to install the full XE. …

I switched my site over to OpenShift for hosting, and changed my theme as well. I'll try to update soon!…

Since my "Space Captain Rowan" book is open source made with the open source software, Inkscape, I decided to move it over to github.  This actually makes it easier for me so I can work on it from my laptop remotely, or my desktop at home. Plus I get all the goodies (history/versions) that come with git. I've added a few cells of artwork, and have cleaned up the directory structure.   Hurt Hand[/caption]…

Just some notes on setting up mutt in tmux and using vim for the default editor. I wanted to get a clear background in mutt without the background text highlighted. In order to make that happen, I started mutt with an alias in ~/.bashrc: alias mutt='TERM=vt100 mutt' ...but then using vim as the default mutt editor wouldn't edit in color. So in ~/.vimrc I have this, and it works like I expect: set term=xterm-256color So now it looks like so (sorry it's chopped to protect the innocent): …