Articles in the Computer category

Using Pass - A Password Manager/Generator

Pass is a password manager that stores passwords locally on the host machine. Since the passwords are stored locally there is minimal risk on your passwords being exposed after some data breach occurring. Also, you can use git to version control the passwords, and set them up in a repo …

Keeping a Diary in Vim

A diary is a good way to write down one's thoughts and memories of the day.

Being a vim fan, I had to find a way to easily help me write down my diary. This is where vim wiki comes in. It is basically a means of writing down wikis …

I3 Window Manager

I've been using xfce4 as my primary window manager for some time now. Its pretty light weight and works really well on my laptop. I sometimes use an Acer D270 with 2GB Ram and 1.6Ghz processor, which is weak.

However, I decided I wanted to try out something new …

GRUB RESCUE FiX

So I found myself in windows some time this week, and it started updating. The process had one major consequence, grub could not discover my linux partition, and so brought me to a prompt containing 'grub_rescue'.

To fix this, I first did:

ls

This will show a list of …

Asus Zenbook Keyboard & Screen Brightness Fix On i3

Keyboard backlight fix

Source for this information can be found here

The link has a file called kb-light.py. I set up this file in /usr/local/bin.

I then opened my i3config file and added the following:

bindsym XF86KbdBrightnessUp exec python /usr/local/bin/kb-light.py +
bindsym XF86KbdBrightnessDown …

My First Vim Function

I finally got down to writing my first vim function. It was a gruelling journey but I finally got through it. So I'll write down the problem I had and the fix I finally came up with as my solution.

Problem Statement

I usually keep a to do list of …

ASUS ZenBook UX330UA ArchLinux Setup

I recently got the ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54, which is a really awesome machine. I've been using it for one month now, and its beautiful.

So first thing I did with the laptop was install archlinux (dual boot with windows). These are the steps I took to set up archlinux. Most …

Vim Airline Setup

I was watching this video on how to use vim+tmux effectively (Video Link), and this guy had some really awesome looking vim. I decided to try it out and see if I could end up with something just that great.

I did my research and found two alternatives, powerline …

Git Branches

Lets say we have have a project A that works really well and serves our purpose. Then there is this new killer feature that we want to add to the project. Adding it directly to project A is not a really good thing as it might break whats working.

So …

Adb Usage at Work

To use adb in archlinux, first install android-tools.

sudo pacman -S android-tools

I then add the adb resources to the android rules files. To do this, first do lsusb, you'll get something like this:

lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 12d1:256b Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

To add this to …

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