New Website

Hi there! If you’re reading this it means that you have reached my new Hugo based website! I will write more detailed post about the whole new setup in a few days, in the meantime, if you notice that anything is broken, please feel free to reach out to me via the email noted on the homepage :-)

January 28, 2021 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

OpenSUSE – great distribution for someone that’s not me

Last month/year I decided to challenge myself and embark on the journey of using OpenSUSE to give it a fair chance to become my daily driver. It is really hard to say if I’ve given it a fair chance, but during the journey I’ve learned OpenSUSE is not the right distribution for me. I have tried both Leap and Tumbleweed release, and long story short, Leap is using rock-solid packages which are also quite old, while Tumbleweed is on the bleeding/cutting edge, and oh boy, did it bleed!...

January 23, 2021 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Spicing up main desktop

Yesterday I decided to give Cinnamon a try on my main desktop. My main desktop runs Fedora 33 Workstation edition and I have been fully enjoying GNOME on it. It is modern, simple, and yet, quite fast on my machine. So, why the change? Things got boring. This is great on machine that has to be rock-solid, and Fedora Workstation edition has been just that for me over the years (ever since Fedora Next - around release version 20)....

January 16, 2021 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

On Emacs usage

I’ve noticed that for the past few months I have been using Emacs more and more, and I have tweaked it almost perfectly to my liking. Naturally, when I need to explain to someone why Emacs is so great, it is hard for me to note few of the things that make it. At this point things are so well integrated and fit my workflow that I’m having hard time of promoting single package :-)...

January 13, 2021 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

Updates on OpenSUSE Leap

So I’ve started this wild wild OpenSUSE ride and already posted some initial impressions and gripes I had. Some problems were just too annoying for me so I decided to reinstall and go with OpenSUSE Leap instead. In initial impressions article I’ve noted that backlight is not persisted accross the reboots. It seems that Leap has no such issues. It persisted backlight percentage on reboot, no issues whatsoever. It also seems to that the wifi re-connection is quite faster....

December 29, 2020 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Logitech MX Ergo wannabe review

For the past few years I’ve been using Logitech MX Master 2s, and this mouse has been a real gem. I adore it! It has been reliable, more comfortable than any other mice I had and it had that nice feel in the hand. For some time now, I have been eyeballing Logitech MX Ergo. Mostly as month or two ago I noticed that my right hand has started getting cramps and I had wrist pain every so often....

December 28, 2020 · 2 min · Ivan Tomica

Switching to Leap

This is a short update on the progress of my OpenSUSE experiment. After initial fiasco with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed I decided to switch to the Leap. Reason being, Tumbleweed is not so “stable rolling” after all. My expectations, from marketing and everything, were that OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is basically like Arch, but more stable. I’m sad to inform, this is not really true. In my experience, Arch has always been waaaay more stable....

December 28, 2020 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

OpenSUSE observations and initial gripes

As noted few days ago, I decided to give OpenSUSE another chance. This time, for at least a month, and then give it my final judgement. I’ll likely write about motivation for going on this journey down the road, but for now, this is update on what has been weird for me on OpenSUSE side of things and the things that got on my nerves in this past few days....

December 27, 2020 · 6 min · Ivan Tomica

Starting the OpenSUSE journey

I’ve been trying OpenSUSE throughout the years, at least once or twice a year, and there was always some set of annoyances with it so I could never stay on it permanently. This time, I have decided to give it my best shot and see if I can use OpenSUSE day to day, for at least a month, and document those annoyances (if any) properly, so when asked a question; “What do you hate about OpenSUSE so much?...

December 24, 2020 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

Sending mail using multiple Mu4e contexts in Emacs

My current email client of choice is Mu4e within Emacs. There’s plethora of reasons why I have settled for it instead of some other client and why in the end, I transitioned to it from mutt, but that’s perhaps a topic for some future article. Setting up Mu4e in the beginning was pretty simple as I had only one email account and used asynchronous email function to queue emails and then flush them all in one go....

December 24, 2020 · 3 min · Ivan Tomica