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

Samsung Galaxy Buds Live and spare parts availability

Recently I purchased Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Overall, I really like those earphones. They’re very light, battery life is amazing, and I can wear them for hours without even noticing they are in my ears. As a person that’s very sensitive to have anything in my ears when I’m laying down, I also find buds very comfortable if I decide to go to bed with them (listen something before the sleep etc....

November 19, 2020 · 3 min · Ivan Tomica

Installing POP!_OS GTK theme on Fedora 33

It has been mentioned in the comments of the older version of this article that the build process no longer works so I’ve decided, instead of updating old article, to write a new one. Reason for the failed build is the fact that the build requirements changed, as well as the build commands. It seems that for building the theme, PopOS crew transitioned to using Meson. Let’s first install all of the requirements:...

November 13, 2020 · 1 min · Ivan Tomica

DevOps is not for SysAdmins only

In order to start with this article, I first had to define what the DevOps is. According to the Wikipedia: DevOps is a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). It aims to shorten the systems development life cycle and provide continuous delivery with high software quality. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps The truth is, nobody probably has the same definition of this term, and by extension, it is hard to understand something that doesn’t have common definition....

August 26, 2020 · 6 min · Ivan Tomica

Ergodox EZ, the best keyboard I’ve ever used

For years I have been trying out various types of keyboards. Ten keyless, regular size, membrane, mechanical, slim profile, normal profile, you name it. I once even had an “ergo” keyboard. It was quite cheap and was basically ripoff of the Microsoft’s Ergonomic keyboard. Wrist pain I type a lot. Most of my days are spent in front of the computer and I am constantly “playing keyboard”. I’m not gaming, almost at all....

August 24, 2020 · 5 min · Ivan Tomica

Windows 10 from Linux users perspective

As an long delayed experiment, I installed Windows 10 on my machine and forced myself to use it and go through initial hurtles in order to give it fair chance, see where it stands today as opposed to few years ago when I’ve last tried it and in order to learn few things among everything else. I’ve been using Linux exclusively on my private machines for years, and for work I’ve used Linux and MacOS....

April 21, 2020 · 9 min · Ivan Tomica