GNOME isn't as slow as you think it is

It's just a bad default. I snagged a brand new computer from System76 and was initially disappointed with the desktop snappiness. Then I remembered that this is a thing, I just don't reinstall often enough to make it into my muscle memory.   Grab this extension, it's called Impatience. In the…

Running Snaps on openSUSE MicroOS Desktop

UPDATE: Apparently this is documented in the openSUSE revamped docs - just follow those instructions! UPDATE2: I can't get the method linked above to survive reboots, so keeping my method here for now. I'll keep investigating. Mutable systems need to go. Silverblue, Ubuntu Core, and SUSE MicroOS is the obvious…

Using GitHub Discussions for Meeting Notes

My compatriot Wayne Witzel pointed out to me how his team at Octant publishes their meeting notes and I think it's fantastic. They publish their notes right into GitHub. Here's a specific example, one thread per meeting. I really like this for a few reasons: Single source of truth, no…

I've stopped feeling guilty about blocking ads

You've seen it, the make-you-feel guilty popups and notices on websites asking you to stop blocking ads. I know writers and people who have worked in online media, so I am empathetic towards their cause -- I also wish that the model was more sustainable. But like, I'm done. What's…

The Fall of Civilizations and Software

I've been spending lots of time sitting outside at night and mostly staring into a firepit while listening to podcasts. This has proven to be relaxing for me since there's not much else to do during the pandemic. I've really been enjoying the Fall of Civilizations Podcast : One thing I've…

Easy comfort food chicken on the grill

Here's a quick chicken breast recipe I've been carrying around since college(!) It's based on Smothered Chicken from Bennigans. You can find lots of copycat recipes but I'm basing mine off the old recipe from back in the day. You need: Chicken Breasts (4) - I usually make them 4…

Updating your CNCF Developer Affiliation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation uses gitdm to figue out who is contributing and from where. This is used to generate reports and so forth. There is a huge text file where they are mapping email addresses used and affiliation. It probably doesn't hurt to check your entry, for example,…